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How Do You Remove Pitting From Chrome?

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Chrome pits easily and relatively quickly if it is exposed to air. Many chrome items come with a clear coating designed to protect them from the oxidizing effects of the oxygen in our air, but many time these coatings are very thin and only last a short time.The result is pitting, in everything from toasters to the rims on your car. There is only one way to get rid of pitting in Chrome--you must sand it out.For most items you should sand by hand and that is what this article will discuss. Step 1 Wash the item using warm water and dish soap. Rinse and pat dry with cotton cloth. Inspect the pitting. If pitting or scratches cannot be felt when you scrape your fingernail across them, then start with 0000 fine steel wool. Rub lightly in a circular pattern until scratches disappear. Wipe with a damp cloth and pat dry. Wet a piece of 00000 fine steel wool and rub again in a circular pattern until your item shines like new. Wipe with damp cloth and pat dry. If scratches or pitting can be ... more
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