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Re: Chrome Accessories

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be careful with any polish on this stuff, it will scratch, remember this is a plastic chromed not metal chrome, tape a small area and do it as a test.

Mothers and Meguiars both have clay bar products. Local automotive stores that sell their products.

Another option is to try a tiny amount of CLR on a small area to see what it does.
Will do, not sure what Clay Bar or CLR is, is that north american speak? Pretty sure the UK stores dont stock Mother and Meguiars. Did find something called "Car Plan Chrome Wheel and Trim Restorer" though.

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Yes sir...I've never scratched anything using Mothers Chrome polish and a microfiber or two. You'll get a greenish residue on the towel and the chrome will come right back like a mirror.

That's why I said not to use metal polish...they often have abrasives. A chrome polish should not.
Tempted to go and buy that polish i mentioned above before the store closes at 9pm. Its really irritating me, its ruined the "plastic chrome" on my car, had jeep used "real" chrome, i doubt it would of done this. On the other hand, had the pricks at the hand car wash not used abrasive materials i wouldnt be in this situ now.
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Clay bar should be available at any good auto parts/detailing store. It's literally like dough or clay and it's used to remove surface imperfections on your paint. CLR is a product that removes or dissolves Calcium Lime and Rust stains.

Honestly, I'd try that polish you mentioned if it's non-abrasive. If it is abrasive, try a vehicle paint polish. It will take longer, but it should work. Do a small spot and see how it turns out before you slather it on.

Jeep isn't alone...a lot of American car manufacturers use chrome plastic. My factory wheels were clad in plastic chrome! I had those same stains on them...I got them out with that Mother's polish.

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sorry, I didn't check and see what country you are in. I just assumed north america.
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Mothers chrome polish will take care of that
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