No matter how well you take care of items with a chrome-plated finish, they inevitably develop scratches or swirl marks. Chrome plating is very thin, and deep scratches require the removal of too ...
Buffing sand scratches by hand with a metal polish.
How Do You Get Scratches Out of Chrome? Credit: Car Culture/Car Culture Collection/Getty Images. Removing scratches from a chrome surface entails applying polish to an extremely fine steel wool pad, then sanding the scratch from the surface. Use red jewelers rouge or a chrome polish for this project, as well as a soft cloth or #000 steel wool pad.
Most scratches should disappear within 10 to 20 minutes. If scratches remain, you may need to get the area fixed at a body shop. The steel wool works to smoothly remove a small layer of chrome; if the scratch is too deep, excessive steel wool buffing will eventually cause noticeable dips in the metal's surface.
You can use a variety of polishing compounds to buff out minor, small, and surface scratches in chrome. Just google "Chrome Polishing" or "Chrome Scratch Removal" and you'll get a ton of links.
Is it possible to remove light scratches from chrome, and if so, how? I just bought a used motorcycle, and the only visible flaw are some light scuff marks on the chrome exhaust pipe under the passenger foot peg from shoe contact. Not deep scratches, cant feel them with a thumbnail. Thank you!
You can try a chrome polish and it might fill in the scratches enough not to make them noticable. But bottom line you can not remove scratches. I had a mechanic replace chrome fork guards on my Road King and he scratched them. They replaced with new because the knew you can not get those scrathes out.
Chrome is a very hard surface and removal of deep scratches can be both a challenge and dangerous. The chrome plating isn't terribly thick so if you're dealing with a scratch that is deep enough to feel with your fingernail then trying to buff down to the bottom of that scratch will likely remove more of the plating than you should without compromising the finish.
2. Wet the chrome faucet area thoroughly by splashing water with your hands, and scrub gently with a household soap pad. Make sure the soap pad is wet, or it will create even more scratches on the ...