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Old 03-19-2011, 01:37 AM
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I wanted to let you guys know before you made the same mistake I did. I purchased a bottle of White Diamond Multipurpose Metal Polish and Sealant at a local dealership a while back. I had never used it because I don't do much polishing. I'm one of theose guys that beleives clean chrome shines as much as it ever will. We went to Daytona last week and after unloading our bikes I noticed a spot on my D&D Fatcat muffler. I thought I would try this stuff out. I put a little on a soft cotton rag (actually a worn out t-shirt cut up) and polished the spot. The next day I noticed the spot looked funny, like it was dulled. I tried wiping it and it wouldn't go away. Since the damage was done I tried another spot on the muffler and sure enough it did the same thing. This stuff will scratch chrome bad. It looks like spider webs. Needless to say, I am very upset!

The directions say to use a terry cotton cloth and they also say it is good for chrome. It has ruined my muffler unless I can find a way to buff it out (any ideas?). I'm going to contact the manufacturer but I'm sure it will be useless. I looked on the net and see others have found out the hard way like I did.The guy at the dealership went on and on about how good it was. It may be great for aluminum, stainless, etc. but not for chrome as it states on the bottle.

Hopefully I can save someone from making the same mistake.
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You might try S100 polish it works for me
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Chrome is jsut a thin plating...once it's scratched, it stays scratched. If you wnat it perfect, it must be rechromed.

Gotta be REAL careful with any type of polishing compound on chrome.

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I never use anything but Windex on chrome. There is a polish that contains diamonds in it. It costs about $50 for a little vial of it. I don't know the name but I'll see if I can find out.

I used some on some surface scratches I had on my chrome triple tree. It removed almost all of the scratches. But even still, if you go too deep you will have copper showing through. There isn't a quick fix for chrome that I know of.
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Brasso...
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I use white diamond polish on aluminum and to remove carbon off exhaust tips on my truck and it works perfectly... Maybe you just got a bad batch? I can remove diesel baked on black carbon off my pipes in 1 wipe....
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The best thing to clean chrome is the foaming aerosol Invisible Glass. I haven't found anything that works better. I wouldn't touch chrome with anything other then invisble glass and a mircofiber towel.
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I use white diamond polish on aluminum and to remove carbon off exhaust tips on my truck and it works perfectly... Maybe you just got a bad batch? I can remove diesel baked on black carbon off my pipes in 1 wipe....
Are your exhaust tips chrome or polished stainless steel?
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The only thing I use my chrome is a known chrome polish or lemon Pledge.
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Are your exhaust tips chrome or polished stainless steel?

Goodpoint... stainless polished
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