How do I fix scratches in Chrome?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by JSMLAWNCARE, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. JSMLAWNCARE

    JSMLAWNCARE LawnSite Member
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    I have chrome step bars on my F350. They are really starting to get scratched. What kind of wax or polish do you all use?

    Thanks in advance!!

    Jim M
     
  2. jblawns123

    jblawns123 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Can't be done.
     
  3. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    ^^^ Ditto ^^^
     
  4. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Chrome step bars....chrome anything...your bumper for example...when you "step' on your step bars, the grit from any sand or mud will scratch the finish...no matter what....no amount of wax or polish will protect from that.
    You use them and learn to expect scratches.
    Then after the scratches appear, hopefully you also learn, not to put your muddy boots on it....as you will create more scratches.
     
  5. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
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    I'd fix those scratches by simply removing the steps all together.

    I don't think they even serve a purpose at all other than making the truck look cluttered.

    They also give it less ground clearance too.

    But thats just me.
     
  6. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hear Hear!:rolleyes:
     
  7. Randy J

    Randy J LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A good polish like Meguiar's followed by a good yellow wax will make them look better. Meguiar's even makes a real good metal polish. But everyone else is right - once they get scratched, there's not much you can do about them.
     
  8. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Tape off the down section and have Rhino- Liner sprayed on the step section.
     
  9. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    Agreed..wax is not something yo want to put on a sstep at all..restorobs answer is a good ssolution to the problem...or you could use the new.Gorilla Tape.
     
  10. Randy J

    Randy J LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,124

    She, you should try it. I wax chrome all the time. It makes it much easier to clean.
     

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