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    taking care of a chromed-out bike

    just wondering the best way to take care of my R1 - its chromed out and the chrome is dulling - the whole bike is chromed


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    Chrome doesn't usually dull...are ya sure everything's not polished!!
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    Jason R
    Best way to take care of chrome is to get it anodized black.

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    extended exposure to UV from sunlight will bleach the chromium right outa the finish. Protect it by coating it with paint, preferably flat black or hiding the bike deep in the back of the garage. Some people put them in special "show" rooms but they protect them with little tags with lots of numbers on them. Best is keep it hidden!

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    lots of elbow grease to keep polishing it. If you have a buffer then even easier
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    Get a can of 'Never Dull' at any Canadian Tire, Lordco or Napa store. It's a pre-soaked wad of cotton, solely for chrome cleaning & polishing... just grap a small wad of the stuff, rub it into the chrome gently, let it cloud, then buff it... and the shine'll come back . No elbow grease required - just patience. If it doesn't, the chrome wasn't done properly in the first place. I've used the stuff for many years, on many cars & bikes, and my chrome is Never Dull Amazing stuff
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