Chrome Polishing Tips & Techniques

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Harley-Davidson chrome polishing can be something as simple as a mirror or more detailed like an exhaust. Let’s take a look at a few expert techniques for maintaining your chrome.

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38 Responses to “Chrome Polishing Tips & Techniques”
    • FixMyHog

      Hi Michael, Thanks for the note. We have had success with nver dull but as Bob says in the video, don’t run out and buy a huge can of it. Ask what your riding buds are using and get a little to test.

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    • Elliot Weaver

      Michael, soap and water work the best, followed up by a wax job, but blue magic is good and non abrasive. works especially good with getting rid of bugs that are cooked on. fyi, stay away from chrome polishes that are like a fine paste (turtle wax brand is one) or resemble a buffing compound. they will eventually remove the top layer of chrome, which is not good!!

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  1. Brenda

    Thank you for the info on polishing my chrome! My hog will be the best looking one out there!

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  2. James Wroblewski

    Easy Off oven cleaner works for all stains and baked on crud.
    Cover everything behind the exhaust to protect. Spray on and let it work overnight, Rinse off.

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    • FixMyHog

      Thanks James – we have never tried, a little corrosive for us. Great idea on making sure to cover all other areas you do not want the spray to land on.

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    • FixMyHog

      Hi Bobby – thanks for the note – we have not but will add it to our list of things to try.

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      • Bobby Wooley

        The only place I know it is available is on their website. It is good polish for all metals and doesn’t take a lot of buffing. Let me know what you think.

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    • James H. Kunkel

      I’ve used Maas on everything from my highly polished handguns, to my fine pocket watches, and on my Harley. This stuff is really great! it does not appear to remove any chrome, or metal. I thinks it;s great!

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        • Kenisha

          I apeecriatp, cause I found just what I was looking for. You have ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

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  3. klassysoil

    I caught a plastic grocery bag on the highway one time. The melted plastic was about a foot covering my exhaust pipe. Didn’t know it until well after the pipes cooled down. Was devastated ’cause I knew I’d have to drive back the way I came and then fix the damage. No polish or cleaner took that plastic off. Someone suggested using 4 ott steel wool. My arm was about to fall off after completing the repair but it did the trick. Chrome looks as good a new. A huge disclaimer though. ONLY 4 ott wool. Nothing courser will do. You’ll wreck the chrome if you use anything that is more course.

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    • ron reist

      In the future, and hopefully never again catch a plastic bag. Try Easy Off (cold oven formula), spray on, wait about a hour then wipe it off. Might have to do a second application depending on how much plastic you have on the pipes. Works great and no scratching.

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  4. Adrien Hopkins

    I have got some rubber on my exhaust which has dried/baked is there something other than a soft cloth and widow cleaner I can use?

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  5. Robert Joyce

    for bluing try blue job it works and doesn’t scratch. best stuff I’ve found

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  6. Donald

    I use Blue Magic too, does a soft wonderful job leaving silicone protection behind, just don’t overdo it.

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  7. Tim

    my samson slip ons are getting discolored on the right side, any advice for removing it?

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  8. Don

    If the exhast has a rubber heel melted on it and it has cooled and reheated several times. Is there a good way to remove it rubber?

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  9. Michael

    Rubber heel on got chrome which has called and hardened. Video does bot specifically address how to remove now that the rubber has cooled. Suggestions? Thanks!

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  10. Danny

    Are liquid polishes like meguiars or mothers chrome polish good or bad. I have also used flitz before just don’t know if it is to harsh or not

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