Although I'm talking about spotlight reflectors,
what is there on the market to use to polish a dirty reflector. The (chrome or nickel plaiting
looks good just dull. Thanks for your comments.
sinachrome or friz
I use the plastic lens cleaner and polish, works well very gentle, always polish in and out toward center not circular motion. Silvering is thin and aggressive polishing will wear it away quickly. o.g.
Flitz....works real nice.
Thank you for the Info. I'm not sure that after looking close at them polishing is going to work,
will give it a try. If not I guess I'll have them related when I win the lottery.
I learned the hard way about polishing reflectors (old ones). The coating is very soft and will not withstand very much polishing
Here is an interesting Wiki about polishing. It is aimed at silverware collectors, but might be of some use here:
before Flitz upper right. After Flitz is seen in front of the dull one. I got this set of drum headlamps at the Long Beach Swap Meet two years ago for $40.00 One lens was broken and I got a duplicate at the San Fernando Valley Swap Meet in June of the same year for $10.00. It cost me $25 to buy the mounts and have them welded after I cut them to shape. I got the period correct lamp sockets from The Restoration Supply Company in Escondido, California for about $25. So because I already had the paint, this set of lamps cost me $100 and they have high and low beams. The funny thing is that the right one stands still and the left one wobble as I drive. How do I stop the vibration wobble ?
I used Wrights silver creme on my headlight reflectors
I used the poor man's fix, I painted mine with an "aluminum" rattle can. It works, but plating then would be much better. My reflectors had no shine left to polish
Eastwood makes a spray paint called "almost chrome" that puts down a very reflective finish, I have used it before on tail light housings.
I was able to polish it out, not quite as nice as Franks but works very well. I have one other problem. Both spotlights are the same but one gives a spotlight on the wall and the other gives a large field of light. All parts are the same ,bulbs, reflectors and lenses. any Ideas?