Living adjacent to the Pacific Ocean is hell on chrome.
In desperation, the best thing I have found is to lightly
smear vaseline on all exterior chrome.
I have tried many alternatives including sprays, waxes, and
On the bare metal ‘‘inside’’ I spray fishoil.
The vaseline has the following pros and cons;
pros; works very well to prevent corrosion, cheap,
reasonably easy to apply and remove, lasts a longtime.
cons; dust get stuck on it, so needs to be wiped off if the
car is to be ‘‘shown’’, tends to get messy, especially with heat
The permanent coatings I have tried all dull the finish, and
eventually flake off, also doubt their effectivness in
The light sprays are not up to the job, and, as with heavier
sprays, are too messy for the paintwork, cost more, and dont
work as well as vaseline.
wax does not seem to work as well as vaseline
(in case anyone does not know what vaseline is, sold as
vaseline petroleum jelly in supermarket and chemist for
chaffed lips…and other human purposes)–
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