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My bike needs some TLC and I could use some advice on what to use.
I've got the engine itself pretty clean, but my forks, handle bars, and various other chrome parts have some rust and/or that greenish oxidation.

What can I use/do to clean all that stuff up and make my bike shine again.
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Here are a few ideas from an old thread:
http://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=608&highlight=polish+chrome

Evapo Rust works well if you can soak the parts in a container.
http://www.evaporust.com/evaporust.html?gclid=CMDtl-fj7akCFQ7MKgodKBzuZA

Probably any polish you have on hand, combined with some rubbing with a toothbrush, brass wire brush and cloths will remove most of it.
Some wax afterward will prevent, or at least slow the reoccurance of the rust and corrosion.
Thanks OlHoss!!!
 

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000 or 0000 steel wool works great on chrome. Use some chrome cleaner with the steel wool for the tough rust stains.
 

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Brass is a nice soft metal & tends not to scratch like steel. I would still prefer to use a brass wire wheel on my drill over steel wool anyday. Be carefull buying brass wheels though. Some look like brass but are actually coated steel. :)
 

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Here are a few ideas from an old thread:
http://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=608&highlight=polish+chrome

Evapo Rust works well if you can soak the parts in a container.
http://www.evaporust.com/evaporust.html?gclid=CMDtl-fj7akCFQ7MKgodKBzuZA

Probably any polish you have on hand, combined with some rubbing with a toothbrush, brass wire brush and cloths will remove most of it.
Some wax afterward will prevent, or at least slow the reoccurance of the rust and corrosion.
reckon that evaporust product would be a good carb dump cleaner?
 

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I don't think evaporust would be good for carbs. It is designed for ferrous metal only and tends to leave a film after applied. I would keep it away from carbs.
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I don't think evaporust would be good for carbs. It is designed for ferrous metal only and tends to leave a film after applied. I would keep it away from carbs.
Bronson
Thanks Bronson... Will stick to the regular carb dip in the paint can.
 

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??? no way!

Brass is a nice soft metal & tends not to scratch like steel. I would still prefer to use a brass wire wheel on my drill over steel wool anyday. Be carefull buying brass wheels though. Some look like brass but are actually coated steel. :)
0000 steel wool is so soft you really got to work it. I'm into vintage bikes that are always rusted up on the cases (oxidation) and chrome. You would be pleased how bright wool makes chrome - even old damaged and pitted fenders and pipes.

Wire wheel? ouch!

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On my rusty, oil-caked, gritty nasty parts...I've been hosing them off and scraping the major crud off, rinse them good and then dump in the Evaporust for a day or so. Take out of Evaporust and hose that off really well, dry with air hose and then if they still look nasty I dump them in the Chem-Dip for a day. Everything has been looking pretty good so far. Sanding, polishing and painting after that as needed. Oh..and if I'm initially removing paint, I'm stripping them with Kleen-Strip prior to the Evaporust bath.
 
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