Part of what makes many classic cars and trucks look so great is the extensive use of chrome throughout the bodywork. The grilles, bumpers, and trim shine in the sun and give these beautiful machines a distinct and exquisite look. Decades of rough weather and fender benders can leave your vehicle’s chrome parts wanting. Here are a few tips for restoring your classic car’s chrome parts to their former glory:
Some classic chrome parts with minor rust damage and pitting can be restored and cleaned up to look like new. Use a recommended polish and steel wool to remove rust and shine the chrome. If the chrome is too heavily compromised, then you may want to look into having the part replaced.
Oftentimes there is significant damage, such as dents, holes, and heavy rust, to older chrome parts. In situations like this, it is best to find a specialty shop that sells classic car and truck parts. Chrome pieces, like bumpers, grilles, and some trim, are relatively easy to find for more popular models and years.
Once you have restored and replaced your chrome parts, make sure they stay in great condition for as long as possible. This requires regular cleaning and polishing. There are several polishes on the market that work well on chrome and other surfaces.
For the perfect restoration of your chrome parts and the rest of your classic car or truck, pick up your auto parts, components, and accessories from Performance Online in Fullerton, California. We specialize in custom brakes and suspension for classic vehicles. If you want more information on our products and services, then call us at (714) 278-0098 or contact us online.