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Old 02-07-17, 09:22 PM   #1
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Removing Salt from Chrome Mirrors

Hey Guys,

Stored my 1974 Corvette at the beach this winter. Unfortunately, I just realized that the salt in the air has started to corrode my chrome mirrors. I immediately washed the mirrors with soap and water. It removed some, but not all of the salt deposits. Has anyone run into this issue before? Does anyone have any idea as to what other methods to use to remove the salt deposits without damaging the chrome.

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Old 02-08-17, 11:27 AM   #2
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I think it is more than salt. the Beginnings of rust maybe. I have removed very light rust from chrome with very fine steel wool but you must be extremely careful not to scratch the chrome.
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Old 02-08-17, 01:19 PM   #3
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I am hoping it is not rust as I just had these new mirrors installed this past summer.

It does not look like rust. I was hoping there was some product on the market that would help to clean the chrome up and get it back to new looking.

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Try a good chrome polish, I have used Mother's chrome polish with good results,ALSO NOXON 7.

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Wenol too, But I suspect it is corrosion-(pre-rust). Is it white and crusty with a rim around it? The shore is Brutal on Chrome!
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Thank you Gentlemen! I appreciate the recommendations.

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Question

just wondering; was your Vette outdoors / subject to the brutal NJ elements or actually in a garage where it still got attacked? Our '76 spends quite a bit of time at the shore (outdoors & uncovered) but we've never encountered any problem (at least not yet!).
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Hi Joel, it was outdoors, under a roof, and covered. We were right off the beach though, so that may have been the issue. I tried a few different things and the mirrors have improved, but still not close to 100%. Someone suggested that I try apple cider vinegar. That is my next step.
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