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    Tired Chrome

    I've found that powdered graphite (dry lock lube,) is good at reviving the appearance of small areas of tired chrome.
    The crown nut on the top yoke and the two banjo oil feeds on the head weren't responding to Autosol but repeated application of dry graphite has them looking quite presentable.
    Steve

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    Aluminium foil dipped in cola remove the surface rust.

    I'll have to try the graphite on those smaller bits, thanks.
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    Nobody else given this a go?

    It's been so successful, partly as it enhances light reflectivity on most surfaces, including paint, it loves black paint, but also in helping make smooth overpolished or very lightly pitted chrome.
    It also works nicely to enhance the sheen on engine block, top alloy yoke and tacho/speedo cups.

    The banjo bolts used to re-tarnish very quickly before I started using graphite, now they're smooth and they stay smooth.
    I'm not trying to sell this but try it it really works.

    Steve

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    Never heard of this before, have to give it a go
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