One of our headlight reflectors has become discolored, does anyone have a recommendation. Can it be re-chromed?
I will have new ones in stock next week. Bob
Are you sure the reflector is not silver and it has tarnished?
The reflectors of your 1916 touring were originally silver plated from the factory.
A tarnished silver plated reflector can typically be carefully polished by hand. The plating is very thin so use a mild polish.
If you decide to have your reflectors re-plated, do it correctly and have them silver plated. Absolutely do not chrome plate.
Sorry, they are silver plated. The finish began to look discolored after polishing, so I guess we polished to aggressively.
I use old style toothpaste on original reflectors. (Not the new "gel" stuff) It is fairly mild, but still, use gently.
Hints on polishing Rubbing too hard will remove the silver.
Plus don't rub in circles.
Is there anyone that you know of that can redo the silver on this?
Here's a 2011 thread on the subject:
And another thread from 2014:
Try Wrights silver cream, it did a good job on my coupe reflectors years ago.