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Hi, Does anyone know how to remove the chrome strip from the front of an EH (or any) front windscreen visor, with out stuffing it? I have one that i want to get resprayed and want to keep the chrome.

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A block of wood edged up to the strip, hammer goes tappa tappa tappa.

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A block of wood edged up to the strip, hammer goes tappa tappa tappa.

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i'd leave it on it trying to remove it might damage it
its most likely a press fit not mean't to be removed

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I think you will find that the edge of the visor is rolled, and the strip is pressed on over it. Which would mean it wasn't designed to come off.
Look on the underside and you will see what I mean.
I would just polish it, then mask it off before repainting the visor.
I think that strip is aluminium.
There should be a thin rubber gasket that goes between the centre bracket and the roof. You would probably have to cut your own from something like a bit of bike tube.
David

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Old is good.

Iโ€™d mask it up and paint the rest
If you remove it could bend it or damage it some other way
Then refitting it could damage the new paint

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As I always say
Stay safe all
Regards Dazza

"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
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As a spotty teenager I worked on the machine that polished the strip. They were then belted on with a mallet. The edge of the visor had a steel wire going through it, bit like the other side of the visor. You may damage it getting the strip off, as said above. Don't make it more work for yourself, mask it off.
And it's not chrome, it's polished aluminum. They come up great with a wet-&-dry and polish afterwards..

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And the best polish for aluminium is autosol (originally called solvol autosol) in the tube.
Also good for polishing headlights (plastic not glass)as well as chrome bits like bumpers etc

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I used Goddards Glow for years on alloy wheels and chrome trim.
Then it went off the market.
I've used Autosol since, but I think Goddards Glow was better.
David

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Old is good.

On chrome
I always use a 50/50 of braso and White lighting kerro
My old dad used to use it all the time and it will remove water spots on chrome

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As I always say
Stay safe all
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"were going to need a bigger shed"
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Then a quick go with Mr Sheen.
A chrome plater once told our car club meeting it was the best way to preserve chrome bumpers.
David

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Old is good.

Purple polish is very good. I used autosol for years and read on a few car forums about Purple Polish. I bought a bottle to use on alloy barwork on my Colorado and the shine is still very good after 8 months. Good on glass, chrome and stainless also.

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Keith

Iโ€™ve used Mr Sheen for around 40 years on paintwork, chrome. Also Nu-Finish.
I might give that Purple Polish a go Keith.

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Bryan

I reckon it's pretty good Bryan. Needs a real good shake before use as it separates into three layers while sitting around. I've heard a lot on Mr Sheen on paintwork, but positive and negative.

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Cheers
Keith

Im an Autosol man myself, but have heard good things about purple polish and Mr Sheen, ive also gotten into the habit of using Meguiars instant detailer, which i have also started using on the chrome and seems to be good at holding whatever shine is there, so next time i spend 2 days doing my chrome it will be instant detailed afterwards LOL

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I should add. I only use Mr Sheen as a once over to an already clean car or bike, like if Iโ€™m going to a car show, Iโ€™ll chammoisy it then, then use an old clean cotton tee shirt or flanalette and mist spray onto the cloth not directly onto the paintwork or chrome. Also best to avoid those microfibres clothes as they can be quite abrasive.

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Bryan

microfibres Clothes can be a bit too harsh on paint work and sometimes leave fine scratches
An old flannel sheet is what I always use on all my cars and when I had my shop as well

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As I always say
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Regards Dazza

"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
trippled75@yahoo.com.au

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