<VV> Chrome

Seth Emerson sethracer at aol.com
Mon May 25 23:12:16 EDT 2020

Chrome in the quarter window surround and the rear quarter window holding trim - on lates. The front turn signal surrounds are also Chrome.
If Chrome is truly pitted to the base metal, no polishing will bring it back.
And a lot of Stainless steel! Front/rear window surrounds! Roof trim.

So much to do! 

-----Original Message-----
From: FrankDuVal via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Sent: Mon, May 25, 2020 7:47 pm
Subject: Re: <VV> Chrome

First, what chrome? Only the bumpers and emblems are chrome AFAIK.

The majority of brite stuff is aluminum. Such as headlamp "doors", 
rocker molding, cove moldings, etc.

OK, taillamp trim is also chrome on late models.

This may sound nuts, but if the chrome is in bad shape, first step is 
polishing with a ball of aluminum foil and water. Then another polish.

If the aluminum is dull, first remove the anodizing..... then polish. 
See Richard's great article on how to do this:


Frank DuVal

On 5/25/2020 8:47 PM, Richard via VirtualVairs wrote:
> Now that I've removed most of the chrome from my soon to be painted 66 convertible, is there anything besides steel wool that will bring back SOME shine? That stuff Jay Leno recommends ain't worth squat.. Can I soak in it something like vinegar or baking soda? I'm always told either vinegar or baking soda fixes everything. Richard Simoff
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