View Full Version : Need help to refurb chrome

Aug 7th, 2009, 10:31 PM
Not sure if this belongs here as I don't have any of the Meguiars furniture line. I'm not even sure if they are released here in Australia, or indeed needed for this job.

I want to refurb an art deco bakelite standard lamp. The base / stand is bakelite, and the pole appears to be chrome. The 'chrome' is in parts rusty and in parts blackened.

I was told to sand back with fine steel wool, which I haven't yet tried. But then I'm stuck as to what to do next.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

Ryan L.
Aug 7th, 2009, 10:36 PM
If you are sure it is chrome, a product like Hot Rims Chrome Polish (http://meguiarsdirect.stage.suresource.com/detail/MEG+G16108) would be great.

I'm not sure what to do about the rust, a very fine steel wool might work, but be careful.


Aug 7th, 2009, 11:04 PM
Here's a (not very good) pic of what I'm up against ...


Aug 11th, 2009, 06:29 PM
Once chrome is gone,you can't bring it back.

Best you can do is clean it up with the chrome polish or meg's all metal polish.Even the mag & aluminium polish cleans chrome pretty good,if you have trouble getting the other products.

I would give that a go first before doing any rubbing with wool,then you can judge if it can be improved.