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    Need help to refurb chrome

    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.

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    Re: Need help to refurb chrome

    If you are sure it is chrome, a product like Hot Rims Chrome Polish would be great.

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

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    Re: Need help to refurb chrome

    Here's a (not very good) pic of what I'm up against ...


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    Re: Need help to refurb chrome

    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.

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