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Cleaning chrome

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Accessories' started by Mean_Green_95, May 23, 2009.

  1. Mean_Green_95

    Mean_Green_95 New Member 1000 Posts

    I just got a '00 GMC Sierra and the chrome is a little dirty. Anyone know what the best product for cleaning chrome is?
  2. Dr_Zero

    Dr_Zero New Member

    Plain ole chrome polish in the white can with the red lid still works about as good as any like $2 at wal mart
    or you can try Nevr Dull but it is not really for large surfaces.

    Oh Flitz is great stuff but kinda pricey for some projects
  3. Mean_Green_95

    Mean_Green_95 New Member 1000 Posts

    Thanks, I'm gonna try to clean it up,on my only day off,before I move at the end of the week. My apartment complex doesn't let me wash the truckin the parking lot. :grrrrrr:

    I got the truck from my second oldest brother, who had been borrowing it from my oldest brother. My oldest brother just up and decided to sign the title over to me, so I'm not gonna say anything about the truck's condition to him.

    So far I've fixed about 11 problems the truck had. Mostly asthetic things, but some other major things too. I won't list them unless you actually want t know.
  4. Dr_Zero

    Dr_Zero New Member

    Rock on! A free truck! WOW that is too cool :party:

    Hope there wasnt anything too bad to fix, did you get it all squared away?
  5. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    Never Dull and a lot of elboe grease probably works as good as any other product. Lightly buff the surfaces with a clean dry rag after using the Never Dull to remove any oily resedue left behind.

    A free truck that only needs cleaning and minor repairs, sounds like a great deal.
    Probably time to do something nice for your older brother since he was so generous.
    I'd probably have to think twice about ever lending it to the other brother seeing how he takes care of things people lend to him.
  6. powdercoater

    powdercoater New Member

    When you get tired of all that rub'n, take it to your local powder coat shop! Considering how much you paid for the truck it would be well worth it. :lol:
  7. Mean_Green_95

    Mean_Green_95 New Member 1000 Posts

    Well I picked up some Mother's Chrome Polish. That stuff works great! It even cleaned the plastic bumpers and bug guard. Here is a list of things I've fixed on the truck:

    INSIDE
    1. the door speakers, the old ones' excursions were dry-rotted and the speakers sounded like crap.
    2. The subs that I had installed a year ago, my brother cut my big box in half and made two littler boxes, which messed up the wiring.
    3. My brother had left an unopened can of coke on the dash and it exploded in the heat. He made little attempt to clean it. With a little upholstery cleaner, I got it all out.
    4. Fixed the center console. The latch wouldn't open, so I took it off and greased the components and now its smooth as butter.
    5. Cleaned every bit of the interior from the carpet to the headliner.


    OUTSIDE
    1. Fixed the turn signal. When I hit the brake the turn signal bulbs would come on, but not blink. Some dumbass did a half-ass trailer wiring job. I found the short which was due to the trailer wiring.
    2. Ripped out all the **** wiring my brothers did when putting in some autozone air horns and fog lights. I'm going to reuse the fog lights because I like them, but they have a short in them, I just haven't found it yet.
    3. Gave it three thorough washes to make sure I got all the dirt off of them.
    4. Cleaned all the chrome.
    5. Cleaned the rims since they were black as old diesel oil.
    6. Put on new wipers.


    DRIVETRAIN
    1. Did a t-tech, which is hooking a machine up to a trans line and letting the torque converter push out all the old fluid while simultaneously pushing new fluid in. The fluid was brown so I figured I would do all of this before I leave Jiffy Lube when I move.
    2. New fuel filter. The old one was actually brand new, but I didn't know, and with 158K I wasn't going to take a chance.
    3. The power steering wasn't touching the stick, so I I had to add 1 and a half bottles of power steering fluid.
    4. Cleaned the air filter. It is blue, but it was so dirty it was brown.
    5. Topped off the rear diff.
    6. Greased all 7 fittings. They were all empty. I did this, and it seems to have eliminated most of the vibration at interstate speed.
  8. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 New Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    Mother's is good stuff if you like manual labor, I got over that stuff a long time ago and moved on. Right now I use strong arm spray on the really bad places, and I also use Wenol for the finer jobs like billet or aluminum. Congratulations on you new truck, you can't beat the price. Good luck with the wiring project, that is always the worst part of any projects.
  9. Hamelfire

    Hamelfire New Member

    Mothers or Turtle wac chrome cleaner and the power ball work really great. I have used both on my 10+ and it looks like brand new again.
  10. tigersdl65

    tigersdl65 New Member

    Flat triple layered piece of aluminum foil with coca-cola, takes even rust off of chrome!!

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