[Healeys] Pitted chrome.

Bob Haskell rchaskell at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 29 20:35:14 MDT 2017


Nevr-Dull to remove the rust and a paste wax?



Bob Haskell
AHCA 3000 MkI registrar

On 08/29/2017 06:50 PM, Simon Lachlan wrote:
> The Paris BJ8 was over in Devon, UK, for my daughter’s wedding. Our damp 
> weather showed up one issue:-
> I think that a PO fitted cheap and cheerful chrome back in the days when 
> the new bumpers looked good for a couple of years then dissolved. His 
> bumpers look great most of the time....shiny and just right. BUT, given 
> a bit of damp, some areas come up with a smear of rusty brown. A big 
> enough smear to be noticeable and to jar somewhat with the otherwise 
> fairly pristine appearance of his car. Close inspection reveals areas of 
> minute pitting which give off rust.
> We’ll wait until the car’s back in the UK before fitting decent new 
> bumpers. Mainly because we’ll be doing the “top cowl” of the grille at 
> the same time and that’s a job and a half!!
> So, until then, what can he do to keep the rust/pitting under control? 
> Maybe some proprietary snake oil which will stop the oxidization and 
> seal the pitting. And another bottle of magic something or other to keep 
> the water off the snake oil....not paint surely, but some sort of wax....?
> Any ideas? Thanks,
> Simon
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