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    Question Removing Spider Webbing From Chrome?

    What is the best course of action for removing spider webbing on chrome rocker box covers on a V-Twin motorcycle?


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    Re: Removing Spider Webbing From Chrome?

    Dispatch- Chromium is pretty hard stuff (and often thin). IME any significant marring (and what`s in your pix qualifies) is forever, or at least I`ve never been able to correct it (and I`ve sure tried..even going through the chromium layer..without success). If your harshest compound/Chrome or Metal Polish/etc. isn`t fixing it, then I`d lean towards living with it. I sure wish I could improve the chrome on my Jag, but I`ve never been able to..I`ve just made the situation "different" (that`s being charitable...I really just made it worse).

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    Re: Removing Spider Webbing From Chrome?

    I agree with Accumulator. Even in a best case scenario on an old school bumper with thick chrome the scratches live on.
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    Re: Removing Spider Webbing From Chrome?

    I agree with the above responses. Chrome is extremely hard and I`d say that it is nay impossible to correct defects in it. You could glaze it and get some possible filling attributes, but that`s it.
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    Re: Removing Spider Webbing From Chrome?

    What about many coats of jetseal and wax?

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    Re: Removing Spider Webbing From Chrome?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dispatch View Post
    What about many coats of jetseal and wax?
    If those parts are getting heated up all the time, I do not think any wax would last more than a few hot cycles, before it would just be gone..
    Have you tried a test spot with something yet??
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    Re: Removing Spider Webbing From Chrome?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stokdgs View Post
    If those parts are getting heated up all the time, I do not think any wax would last more than a few hot cycles, before it would just be gone..
    Have you tried a test spot with something yet??
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    No, you could be right, I didn`t consider the heat factor.

    Damn, I guess it`s hopeless...

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    Re: Removing Spider Webbing From Chrome?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dispatch View Post
    No, you could be right, I didn`t consider the heat factor.

    Damn, I guess it`s hopeless...
    Well, if you can remove it, how about getting it to a chrome shop and have them look at it and give you some options ?
    They should be more than able to re chrome it for you.

    Perhaps, they could even see if those things can be polished out, since they are really the experts.

    If you have any chrome polish, Wenol, etc., you could rub a little spot carefully and see what happens..
    Good luck with this..
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    Re: Removing Spider Webbing From Chrome?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stokdgs View Post
    Well, if you can remove it, how about getting it to a chrome shop and have them look at it and give you some options ?
    They should be more than able to re chrome it for you.

    Perhaps, they could even see if those things can be polished out, since they are really the experts.

    If you have any chrome polish, Wenol, etc., you could rub a little spot carefully and see what happens..
    Good luck with this..
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    If at all possible, I don`t want to start dismantling the bike...
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    Re: Removing Spider Webbing From Chrome?

    [WARNING: Autopian Heresy follows..]

    Dispatch- Any chance that you could see it as "patina"? (In acceptable cases, I think of it as "the patina of honest use".)

    I`ve sometimes *really* surprised myself by finding that, given time/continued exposure, and a little carefully directed thinking, flaws that bugged the [crap] out of me gradually became not only livable, but even...!gulp!...an actual *feature*. Sounds crazy, but it`s true, and I`m one *VERY* particular guy when it comes to such stuff. Started out with [tools] unrelated to vehicles, but eventually that mindset encompassed *some* of the cosmetic issues on them too, things that I`d previously allowed to bug me.

    Note that "allowed to.." This stuff is only as important as we make it.
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    Re: Removing Spider Webbing From Chrome?

    My Cadillac is 31 years old and I got it with over 100K miles on it. It has its fair share of “patina” that I can’t remove. I’ve learned to live with it and I’m still able to enjoy it. ( if it ever leaves the garage LOL)
    Treat it like it`s the only one in the world.
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    Re: Removing Spider Webbing From Chrome?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dispatch View Post
    If at all possible, I don`t want to start dismantling the bike...
    Dispatch, Well what about finding a Chrome shop, and riding it over there and see if they will look at it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    [WARNING: Autopian Heresy follows..]

    Dispatch- Any chance that you could see it as "patina"? (In acceptable cases, I think of it as "the patina of honest use".)

    I`ve sometimes *really* surprised myself by finding that, given time/continued exposure, and a little carefully directed thinking, flaws that bugged the [crap] out of me gradually became not only livable, but even...!gulp!...an actual *feature*. Sounds crazy, but it`s true, and I`m one *VERY* particular guy when it comes to such stuff. Started out with [tools] unrelated to vehicles, but eventually that mindset encompassed *some* of the cosmetic issues on them too, things that I`d previously allowed to bug me.

    Note that "allowed to.." This stuff is only as important as we make it.
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    Re: Removing Spider Webbing From Chrome?

    Re-Chrome is the only option. There is no way to hide it. Or you learn to live with it. The other option is to prep it and paint.

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    Re: Removing Spider Webbing From Chrome?

    There was someone here on this site or on the other one, that had a product that was to be released that did wonders on chrome. It took care of all the issues we are all bugged about. I tried to find who that person was, who was beta testing it but I couldn`t find him.
    I think he posted a picture of motorcycle chrome.
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