Polishing a chrome air cleaner from a Harley Iron Head Motorcycle using Simichrome

September 10, 2008 · Filed Under Simichrome 

This polish instruction tip shows how to restore and polish a dull chrome air cleaner that was on a 74 Harley Iron Head motorcycle using Simchrome Polish.

Simichrome Polish in a tube

Materials Used:


1. Apply a small amount of Simichrome polish about the size of a dime in about 7 or 8 places around the surface of the air cleaner cover. Spread the polish out evenly and rub it on with the finger tips of your nitrile gloved hand in small circular motions.

2. With a soft paper towel rub the entire bracket with the polish and remove excess, flipping the paper towel to clean areas and remove tarnish.

3. Repeat steps one and two until you are satisfied that the chrome dullnessis gone and the shine is beginning to be restored.

4. Then buff the cover with a microfiber cloth to a high shine. Simichrome will leave a film on the air cleaner cover that is not greasy. This retards corrosion and tarnish so your chrome accessories on your bike will look better longer. Elapsed time to shine this 7″ chrome air cleaner was well under 15 minutes.

Before and After:

Harley Air Cleaner Harley Air Cleaner
Polish Guy Tip Polish Guy Tip : “The nitrile gloves waste far less polish than if you apply polish with a cloth. You also can get a feel for how the polish is working and your hands stay clean.”


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