View Full Version : How do you remove exhaust stains off of a chrome bumper?

Lawn Enforcement FM
02-24-2006, 10:32 AM
I bought an older F-150. It has stains from years of exhaust build up. Is there a way to get it off without ruining the chrome?

02-24-2006, 03:28 PM
Lots of scrubbing with a regular sponge. Or try a metal restorer.

02-24-2006, 03:42 PM
mothers chrome polish should do it.

02-24-2006, 07:16 PM
They sell some cleaner in the auto parts store called Lbow Grease. It comes in all sizes of containers and requires various scrubbing methods. I have never been able to read the directions on the containers.

02-24-2006, 08:45 PM
mothers chrome polish should do it.

i forgot to mention this is what i used ti use on my truck when i ran over the road. also most people that polish stack and wheels and tanks at truck stops use mothers.

02-24-2006, 09:37 PM
Mother's, which was already mentioned, however if it is really built up:

You will need a mild abrasive...
Rubbing compound comes to mind, so does a water soaked SOS pad,
[use either very lightly]. Just to cut through the accumulated crud.
Finish with a polish or auto wax.

We used to use this product, when I was working the boats...www.flitz.com

During the early days, we used a product called Brasso. Worked on brass and chrome. Had to shine the massive horns once a week....when I started out...used to hate that job.

Lots of metal bright work to keep up on a ocean going vessel....

02-24-2006, 10:01 PM
rub it with aluminum foil it should come right off see ya george

02-25-2006, 01:19 AM
rub it with aluminum foil it should come right off see ya george

kool! I will try that someday. I like the kiss principal...Keep It Simple Stupid.

02-25-2006, 01:50 AM
jeweler rouge and a buffing wheel will make it shine like new

Lawn Enforcement FM
03-03-2006, 09:47 AM
I went to get some mothers and the parts guy toldme to use a product called Moxon . It is for Chrome and alum. I was able to get the stains off using a papertowl. The stuff really works well.

03-03-2006, 12:02 PM
use sos pads, they work great. Used to work for a trucking company and thats what we used on everything chrome.

03-03-2006, 12:10 PM
have ya tried it , let me tell ya it works