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How to restore a chrome piece back to it's shining glory

In this guide you'll learn how to clean/polish up a neglected metal like this chrome piece and restore it back to a beautiful finish.

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Start with an chrome piece that could use a little lovin'.  This is a perpetual rotary desk flip calendar from the 50's or 60's.

Start with an chrome piece that could use a little lovin'. This is a perpetual rotary desk flip calendar from the 50's or 60's.

Remove any excess dirt or crud from the piece.  I had remnants of a price sticker that I scraped off with my nail and followed up with some goo gone.

Remove any excess dirt or crud from the piece. I had remnants of a price sticker that I scraped off with my nail and followed up with some goo gone.

Dab a small amount of your Mother's Mag & Alumninum polish on your rag/cloth.

Dab a small amount of your Mother's Mag & Alumninum polish on your rag/cloth.

In small circular motions, apply the polish.  I find it easier to do small sections at a time.

In small circular motions, apply the polish. I find it easier to do small sections at a time.

Wipe excess polish off with a clean section of your rag/cloth to reveal a beautiful finish.  Continue to do these steps until the entire piece is complete.

Wipe excess polish off with a clean section of your rag/cloth to reveal a beautiful finish. Continue to do these steps until the entire piece is complete.

Voila!  Admire your finished piece.  Visit my site for more cool finds like this:  www.beholden.me

Voila! Admire your finished piece. Visit my site for more cool finds like this: www.beholden.me

  • Mother's Mag and Aluminum Polish
  • Clean rag or cloth
  • Goo Gone (if needed)