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Old 06-22-2016, 03:03 AM
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Rusty emblems

Anyone out there with a recommendation for removing rust from this Mercury emblem?
 
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Old 06-22-2016, 05:09 AM
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Did you try 0000 steel wool? Next, light buffing compound on a wheel. If neither work, take it to the chrome plater.


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Take a look at Picklex 20...not cheap but seems to work miracles on rust like that without abrasives.
 
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SOS pad. The soap and fine steel wool clean up rust nicely without scratching. Has to be an SOS, stay away from brillo or others.
 
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I've had good luck with 0000 steel wool and chrome polish as a lubricant to prevent scratching. It looks like stainless. If it's chrome, you could go crazy and use aluminum foil and Coke.
 
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:03 AM
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Thanks for all the great ideas. I will try some of these this weekend hopefully. So far all I have tried is a bit of autosol Polish and a microfibre cloth.
 
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Another vote for steel wool and either the chrome polish or rubbing compound. Should clean up nicely.
 
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Tin foil and coke. Great chrome polish
 
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Have you thought of trying Evaporust? I have used it with pretty good results.
 
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If you're looking to just clean it up, I'd go with 0000 steel wool and chrome polish to start. If that's not enough, you could step up to a buffing wheel & compound, going easy on the abrasive at first (don't start with a sisal wheel and a rough emery compound).

Neither those are not going to do much with any damage to the base metal, like rust pockmarks that go through the plating, but it doesn't sound like you're looking for a concours-quality resto.
 
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x2 on the aluminum foil and coke, It will do the trick, and dentist will recommend it.
 
 
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