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Polishing metal
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Post# 138649   6/6/2011 at 00:02 (4,654 days old) by bill57 (Cleveland, Ohio)        

I got a hold of a couple Electrolux XXX's today. The exposed metal is rusty, and slightly pitted. My Simichrome polish didn't do much. Should I use a 0000 steel wool, a buffer, or what?

Post# 138651 , Reply# 1   6/6/2011 at 00:21 (4,654 days old) by Real1 ()        

I'll be interested to hear the answers on this. If you have access to a blast cabinet, ground walnut shells do a wonderful job and will not disturb the chrome finish. 0000 steel wool 'can' work....but most people get impatient and start using more elbow grease than necessary, which will scratch the chrome. And if you're looking for mirror polish, don't go with steel wool.

A drill buffer wheel will work if you use the right polish...Mothers and Mequiars both make metal polish products. You can't remove the pits...only a re-chrome would help those. Hopefully. the guys here with mirror type finishes on their vacuums will respond.;-)


Post# 138712 , Reply# 2   6/6/2011 at 14:43 (4,653 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Nevr-Dull seems to work good for just about any metal, whether it be car wheels vacuums :), etc. Makes your fingers hurt after you use it for a while. Combined with Mothers M-A polish, they makes the metal parts on my vacuums look like new!


Post# 138865 , Reply# 3   6/7/2011 at 08:21 (4,653 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Metal polishing

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Mothers does do a great job!

Post# 139366 , Reply# 4   6/10/2011 at 22:44 (4,649 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
An idea

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The Mothers Power Ball might do a good job. The Mothers polish and rubbing hard did a good job for me.

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