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Old 08-04-2016, 12:06 PM   #1
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As a cleaning agent. I typically don't drink the stuff, but do use it with aluminum foil to clean chrome.

I restored a family member's 28 year old bicycle bell. Given the dings and scratches it came out decent.
Certainly a good product to use for cleaning rusted stock Renegade chrome rims, and other chrome Jeep parts.
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Old 08-04-2016, 01:22 PM   #2
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As a cleaning agent. I typically don't drink the stuff, but do use it with aluminum foil to clean chrome.

I restored a family member's 28 year old bicycle bell. Given the dings and scratches it came out decent.
Certainly a good product to use for cleaning rusted stock Renegade chrome rims, and other chrome Jeep parts.
I've N E V E R heard of this...??? Why does it work so good?

 

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Old 08-04-2016, 01:39 PM   #3
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Two reasons, coke/pepsi is very acidic, slightly more then battery acid on the PH scale. Aluminum is soft enough that is won't scratch the chrome yet abrasive enough to remove the rust.

 

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Old 08-04-2016, 01:55 PM   #4
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Well now I can clean up my headlight trim rings instead of paying Crown $65 for a new set...

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Well now I can clean up my headlight trim rings instead of paying Crown $65 for a new set...

Thank you!
I would bet the Crown ones would look worse in a year then the ones you have now.
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Wow, thanks for the info! Going to try this on my OEM wheel that I still use for my spare. Same thing about the light trim...

Have to look at the process. Do you soak it before or just apply with a brush and then scrub with alum?

 

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I didnt soak it, the bell was small enough that I could clean it in a cut down plastic bottle you see in the first picture.

For larger items I use a spray bottle filled with coke. Just spray on rusted chrome and scrub with aluminum foil. The AF wears after a bit so you will need to grab a new piece every so often depending on the amount of rust.

 

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Old 08-24-2016, 01:38 PM   #8
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No wonder my colon was so clean! Truthfully, I use to drink 6 to 8 cokes a day. Really ate the enamel of my teeth. Lots of acidity in it. I've used the stuff to clean battery terminals, etc. but not chrome. I'll have to give it a try, thanks!

 

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Wait What... that totally dosent look like the same bell .... speaking of which im thirsty time for a coke
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