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Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The land that Time forgot
Aye! Rust is soluble so you'll find that once you get a couple of little nicks in the chrome and some rust on the steel underneath, if they get wet again (as the intake pipes are prone to do) the rust dissolves and spreads over the surface, making it look more extensive than it is. The Solvol is excellent for cleaning "smears". It also provides some protection to the chrome you just exposed again.. but you have to keep on it, to prevent the same process happening again.
For the rocker covers.. if you over work alloy it starts to oxidise, so while a chemical cleaner will remove grease and dirt, if you want to get rid of the oxidation there are not many tools available. You can try wire wool if your covers are not lacquered or painted.. some fellas have chromed theirs.. but the alloy there doesn't like being chromed particularly either... the plating doesn't always "take". You can do worse than stove enamel them in bright silver.
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