That looks like it works so good that the video looks fake. How the heck is it fixing pitted rusted parts?? It's either amazing or a crock of you know what.fxray said:Check this out. I have not tried it, and I have read that you can cause damage to the chrome parts by insufficient dilution. Yet it appears to be worth a try. It is posted all over the internet -- bicycles, cars, trucks -- nearly any sort of restoration work.
Removing rust from chrome
Also, this is a good reference:
A Primer on Rust
Like I said, I have yet to try oxalic acid (wood bleach) as shown in the video, but I can understand how it would work the way they show. I have found the Japanese chrome to be very good quality. Sometimes a part will appear to have scaly rust as rough as sandpaper on the surface. In reality, there are some very tiny pits or pores through the chrome plating. The steel underneath has rusted. As the rust (iron oxide) forms, it expands. What you wind up with is rust that has expanded through the pit in the chrome and spread out on top of good chrome in the area surrounding the pit. If you can take off the surface rust, either mechanically or with chemicals, the underlying chrome is often still in good shape. The tiny pits will be there, but may be negligible. By keeping the surface waxed periodically, you can prevent the rust from coming back.Wyld-Bill said:That looks like it works so good that the video looks fake. How the heck is it fixing pitted rusted parts?? It's either amazing or a crock of you know what.