WTH is happening to my bumpers

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  1. cosgig

    cosgig Well-Known Member

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    I agree with this, and I use them in tandem with each other. After years of neglect and sitting around untended, I used chrome polish and steel wool to clean these bumpers. This is the first attempt. Another attempt is forthcoming this winter.

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    • WP29440SE

      WP29440SE Well-Known Member

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      sure that's the same bumper?? lol
      that's impressive!
       
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      • mightymopar

        mightymopar Well-Known Member

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        Thanks to all the advice you guys gave me about my bumpers. I rummaged around my cleaning stuff and found this metal polish I didn't know I had. Tried it and bumpers now look new again. Thanks again guys.

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        • haywire 440

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          I too say steel wool, use what ever grit needed and go finer. I use soapy water as a lubricant. Then a polish. This is a ‘70 Roadrunner bumper.

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          • mightymopar

            mightymopar Well-Known Member

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            My bumpers now. Thanks for all the advice guys.

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            • cosgig

              cosgig Well-Known Member

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              Yep, same bumper. Head out to the garage, put some Rush Farewell to Kings on, a smooth beverage of your choice and anything else to ease your mind, and head into the tranquil place of hand polishing. It’s a great place to be!
               
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                I found a large tube of "Flitz" at a thrift store.

                I seem to remember that being the rage a few years ago.

                My bumpers could use some help.

                Anyone have a good experience with Flitz?
                 
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                Yep, good stuff. Also Eagle One Never Dull.
                 
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                  Complain to McGuires
                   
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                  Good to hear your bumpers cleaned up! Kinda looked like oxidation of an acid based cleaner (like some of those chrome wheel cleaners).

                  I've seen soap residue look like that too, but usually that would come right off.
                   
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                  I renew the back side of the bumper first, which is a lot more work.

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                • toolmanmike

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                    For chrome I use glass stove top polish and 0000 steel wool, really works good
                     
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                    • Scott Engelhardt

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                      I like the white diamond stuff, I use on all my bright stuff
                       
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