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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning chrome plated regulators

I didn't find this anywhere through searching but thought I'd mention for those of you who have chrome plated brass regulators. If you want to shine up your chrome, a balled up piece of wet aluminum foil wonders for removing any grime from the chrome. Just be sure to move the foil to a new part so any impurities removed don't affect the finish.
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Why not use chrome polish? Super cheap and works well. If you are just doing your regulator, a $4 bottle should last you a life time.
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I should've specified that it works really well for getting any crud off of used regulators and was something everyone likely had around the house. I recently got a $25 dual stage off e b a y and the regulator and gauges had some build up all over them. As far as maintenance of the chrome, I would agree with the chrome polish.
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