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Old 05-29-2004, 02:47 PM   #1
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How 2 Polish Rusty Baby Moons????

The baby moons aren't looking too good. Any suggestions for cleaning and shining, other than paint?????
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Ron, IMHO no amount of polishing is going to remove the rust pits. Short of re-chroming, proper sanding and painting should make them look real nice-like.
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Old 05-29-2004, 04:40 PM   #3
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Great Rog

They're on their way, let me know when they're done...LOL
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No problem Ron, but you're gonna need all that Ebay money and more to cover my invoice.
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And BTW Ron, my professional opinion is based on the fact that rust came from the state of Michigan and it's a much meaner and tougher rust than you have there in your state of Misery.
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The baby moons aren't looking too good. Any suggestions for cleaning and shining, other than paint?????
Ron,
I faced the same predicament a few years back. Tried scrubbing, brushing etching, burning, rubbing, polishing, grinding and then some. No Good.
Took them to a Chrome shop, where they quoted me too much to restore them.
Much cheaper to buy new ones. With a little care, they will last better than the originals. Those hub caps are not good quality, I was told. Not worth messing with.
Get some new ones, and a lazy susan. Center the cap on the lazy susan, spin it and apply a pair of thin blue pinstripes to the outside. Looks cool.
Well, I ended up painting mine, putting the stripes on,a nd then throwign them away. The solver paint was a bit too much of a compromise for me. Liked the naked wheels better.
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And BTW Ron, my professional opinion is based on the fact that rust came from the state of Michigan and it's a much meaner and tougher rust than you have there in your state of Misery.
Ha! The most caustic stuff I know of for cheap chrome is ... dog pee-pee.

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Old 05-29-2004, 06:33 PM   #8
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I noticed baby moons arent that espexpensive, but I have these for free, and just want them as 'stand by' hub caps until I polish the Safari. THEN I'll buy me some shiney ones. Good to know it's not worth the effort. I'll just sand em down and paint them for now.

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Gords will remove surface rust

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Ron,
I faced the same predicament a few years back. Tried scrubbing, brushing etching, burning, rubbing, polishing, grinding and then some. No Good.
Took them to a Chrome shop, where they quoted me too much to restore them.
Much cheaper to buy new ones. With a little care, they will last better than the originals. Those hub caps are not good quality, I was told. Not worth messing with.
Get some new ones, and a lazy susan. Center the cap on the lazy susan, spin it and apply a pair of thin blue pinstripes to the outside. Looks cool.
Well, I ended up painting mine, putting the stripes on,a nd then throwign them away. The solver paint was a bit too much of a compromise for me. Liked the naked wheels better.
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Gords will remove your surface rust. www.gordsaluminumpolish.com
The problem was not teh surface rust, but the fact that the chrome was gone once the rust was removed, and some areas were pitted beyond repair, like you can see light through it.
Hey- there are plenty forum members polishing right now. Get some samples out........
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Here's the original moons on my 64GT..

The moon...shot for the moon...lol
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So little rust!

you had to rub it in....didn't you.

Well, mine are just going to stay rusty for a while...LOL
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I noticed baby moons arent that espexpensive, but I have these for free, and just want them as 'stand by' hub caps until I polish the Safari. THEN I'll buy me some shiney ones. Good to know it's not worth the effort. I'll just sand em down and paint them for now.

Thanks as always.
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Ron, use a wet Brillo pad to get the rust off, then put a coat of wax on them to help slow down the return of the rust. I have done this on ours, and it worked reasonably well. I didn't have a digital camera when I did this, but take my word for it, they were nasty. They are now almost presentable.
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