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Old 04-06-2010, 05:55 PM
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As some know I scored a free 1948-1955 chevrolet hood. I thought about it and I am gonna keep the hood for sure. Now I wanna start preping it for paint. I need to clean the emblems. No need to replace with new ones for these are in great shape just dirty.

Any suggestions you guys have to cleaning them up. Most is just like a surface rust or something.

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Old 04-06-2010, 09:43 PM
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start with dawn and a toothbrush??
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:45 PM
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ketchup. the acidity of tomatoes is enough to eat the rust but not eat the metal. put it in a bag of ketchup for a couple days and then wash it off and clean it up with a brush and some metal polish
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Old 04-06-2010, 10:02 PM
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ketchup. the acidity of tomatoes is enough to eat the rust but not eat the metal. put it in a bag of ketchup for a couple days and then wash it off and clean it up with a brush and some metal polish
I've heard the same is true with Coke... I'm sure Mykhael has a bunch of Dr. Pepper that would work just as good but something tells me he wouldn't waste Dr. Pepper like that lol
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Old 04-06-2010, 10:03 PM
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can NOT waste the tasteyness of the 23 flavors. i recently quit drinking soda and miss it terribly
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Old 04-06-2010, 10:36 PM
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I am not sure if you want to try this or not, but dropping the dirtiest penny into a packet of taco bell hot sauce makes it like new in 5 minutes.
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I've heard the same is true with Coke... I'm sure Mykhael has a bunch of Dr. Pepper that would work just as good but something tells me he wouldn't waste Dr. Pepper like that lol
I would rather not waste my soda. However my mother in law drinks coke.

I remember doing stuff like that is school. Wouldn't hurt to try with this. I guess it wont take the chrome off? Probably leave it in there for 5-10 minutes
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:51 PM
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steel wool?
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