How To Polish Chrome with a Tiny Budget

13 May 2014

We all hate rusty or dull chrome parts. However, this is a very common issue on older motorcycles, which are often the base for a Café Racer.

If you ignore it, you will have to throw the parts away at some point, which would be quite a waste of money.

So, how do you solve this problem? With something unexpected!

Here is what you need:

  • Coca Cola (or a cheaper brand). We recommend Diet Coke as it is said to be less sticky.
  • Aluminium foil
  • Paper towels
  • Rusty or dull chrome parts
  • Warm water

 

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Pour the Diet Coke on the rusty chrome parts, then crumple up some foil and scrub the rust off with it. 


 

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Once you are done, rinse the part with warm water and wipe it dry.  

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The results are mind-blowing. Be aware that the pictures make the part look scratchier than it actually is.

We would not recommend using this technique on an expensive motorcycle, but it can be a cheap and useful alternative for some old chrome parts.

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