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How do you remove exhaust stains off of a chrome bumper?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Lawn Enforcement FM, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. Lawn Enforcement FM

    Lawn Enforcement FM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    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?
     
  2. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Lots of scrubbing with a regular sponge. Or try a metal restorer.
     
  3. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    mothers chrome polish should do it.
     
  4. UNISCAPER

    UNISCAPER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,426

    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.
     
  5. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    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.
     
  6. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    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....
     
  7. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    rub it with aluminum foil it should come right off see ya george
     
  8. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

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

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    jeweler rouge and a buffing wheel will make it shine like new
     
  10. Lawn Enforcement FM

    Lawn Enforcement FM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    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.
     

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