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#101 2015-03-03 8:35pm

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Re: How to remove swirl marks and scratches from chrome

Marked -  Great info !!!


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#102 2015-03-07 5:36am

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Re: How to remove swirl marks and scratches from chrome

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#103 2015-04-19 8:53am

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Re: How to remove swirl marks and scratches from chrome

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#104 2015-04-24 5:57am

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Re: How to remove swirl marks and scratches from chrome

I would not use this method at all.  The material removed is chrome.  See below.

http://www.finishing.com/60/82.shtml

This question answer site about chrome and nickel finishes explains how delicate it is... he says millionths of an inch of chrome exists on top of the nickel.  Chrome has a blue-ish tint, while nickel has a yellow-ish hue.  If you see the yellow, you removed the chrome and exposed the nicke, which will allow rust to begin setting in.


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#105 2019-03-09 8:37pm

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Re: How to remove swirl marks and scratches from chrome

Has anyone tried this using a drill with a buffer attachment and had any luck? I’ve put a good few hours in now with varying compounds and varying drill speeds - with little to no gains... Wondering if I’m doing something wrong or if the drill is the issue

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#106 2019-03-09 9:20pm

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Re: How to remove swirl marks and scratches from chrome

^ On chrome? Guessing your scratches are too deep. I've had great success with a drill and alloy.

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