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How to clean plastic chrome?

Its for my door handle covers amd tail gate handle, they look like they have hard water marks on them or somethin.

Anyone know a good chemicle to clean them up and,get them shining again?

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Re: How to clean plastic chrome?

Tried any chrome polish or metal polishing compound? That's what I use for chrome and polished aluminum..

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Re: How to clean plastic chrome?

may sound stupid, but in the past, i have found windex works very well on them. But im sure someone who really knows will chime in. Good luck.

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Re: How to clean plastic chrome?

What color are the marks? If they are brownish....it's the copper underneath showing through. If that's the case...not recoverable. If they're white, try CLR.

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What color are the marks? If they are brownish....it's the copper underneath showing through. If that's the case...not recoverable. If they're white, try CLR.
Its white, CLR?

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Tried any chrome polish or metal polishing compound? That's what I use for chrome and polished aluminum..
Ill give it a shot.

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may sound stupid, but in the past, i have found windex works very well on them. But im sure someone who really knows will chime in. Good luck.
Windex actually does a good job Im not gonna lie either lol

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Its white, CLR?
"Calcium, Lime, Rust" remover. You find at Lowe's, wallyworld.....ect.

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"Calcium, Lime, Rust" remover. You find at Lowe's, wallyworld.....ect.
Ha I know what your talkin about, my bad thanks.

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"Calcium, Lime, Rust" remover. You find at Lowe's, wallyworld.....ect.
Make sure you don't get that on your paint.. won't be pretty..

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