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Old 08-26-2011, 05:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the best product to use to clean the plastic chrome on the GW? I am doing a first time clean up on the bike and some of the plastic chrome is spotted and I could not get it off. Was using the spray cleaner from Honda.

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Old 08-26-2011, 05:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you sure the chrome isn't pitted from stone chips etc? You won't be able to clean that off.
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I use lemon Pledge on mine but I guess it depends on what caused the spots, otherwise it shines mine right up.



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+2 lemon Pledge



Tripple ott steel wool for chrome clean up.



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I used pledge on the Yamaha but thought I would use the high dollar stuff on the wing since it was in the trunk. It is not chips it looks like maybe water spots. I will try tomorrow with the pledge and see if that gets it. Thanks
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Be VERY careful with plastic chrome. Chromed metal is very fragile and easily damaged. Chromed plastic is MUCH more fragile. If it is water spots, you may have a problem. We have such bad water here (it's full of calcium chloride) that water spots can be nearly impossible to remove, and if not removed quickly, will etch the finish, and then they're permanent. They will even etch glass. I have had some success getting them off my patio door (from a sprinkler) with toilet bowl cleaner (phosphoric acid) but you can't use that on a motorcycle. DO NOT use chrome polish on plastic chrome. I learned that one the hard way, a long time ago.
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Thanks JerryH, I think that is what I have is water spots that were not wiped off soon enough and may have to live with it. My husband keeps telling me it is an 11 year old bike!
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My dog peed on my chrome rotor cover, I did not see it right away and it dried.
Anyway to remove the water streak stain and I am getting a blue type corrosion also. Thought I had it cleaned once, but it came back right away.
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Welcome Raven, If you try the pledge, let it sit for a little bit. Not so long that it almost dries, but just a few minutes. Also, if it hasn't been on there that long, some turtle wax can clean it up fairly nicely. Just don't press too hard on it. If it's not going away, then it's probably not going to.
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