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"Automotive finishes--is it chrome or aluminum?"



2005

I have a 1973 chevy....and I would like to replate/polish the chrome(?) around the windows and trim....however it seems to me that it may be aluminum.....does anyone have any ideas?

Steve Bates
self - Livermore, California
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2005

I don't have a '73 to look at, so I don't know, Steve. But if it's non-magnetic it is probably aluminum and if it is magnetic it's probably nickel-chrome plated steel. Regarding polishing aluminum, please use our search engine for dozens of entries on that subject. Regarding chrome plating, please see our Chrome Plating Tutorial.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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