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    Cleaning overspray from chrome?

    Ok, some of you might know I own a '55 Ford Customline 2 door post.

    Some of you might also know that I spent every weekend last year working on the darn thing.

    Whilst the car was without a motor, I took the liberty of detailing the engine bay, which also included a bunch of spraypaint. I thought I had everything masked off nicely but I found traces of overspray on my chrome grille. So minor I didn't even notice it until I used the chrome polish on it and could feel the texture.

    Before I bring out the lacquer thinner, what would be the best way to remove said overspray?

    Onto the pictures...the car is i storage right now so I don't have any details on the grille...






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    if the chrome is good quality, use 0000 steel wool and chrome polish. you could do an acetone wipe as well.

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    well... always try claybar first. It can get a lot of things off, and is least likely to do damage. If that doesn't work, you're digging into heavy duty cleaners, paint thinner, or polish
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    Thanks everyone, yeah, I haven't done anything with the car after I got it up and running

    It was time to put the car away...I drove it for like 2 weeks and now it's in a storage unit, a really crowded storage unit.

    So I'm hoping spring will be here soon so I can get back to work.

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    That thing is super rad!

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    Quote: Originally Posted by rainierfuller View Post
    That thing is super rad!
    Thanks! It's as much of a money pit as it is fast. But I LOVE it!!!

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    I would try the soapy SOS pads that can be purchased at just about any grocery store. there is also a chrome polish called NEVR DULL by eagle one that works well on my exhaust tips and other chrome bits...

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    Quote: Originally Posted by ducatipaso View Post
    if the chrome is good quality, use 0000 steel wool and chrome polish. you could do an acetone wipe as well.
    lol you stole my answer

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