Sul59
Mate sent me this pic today. If anyone knows how to get chrome looking this good please educate me?

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Robbo
I think that might be done with a filter on the camera lens. There are some good polishes around but nothing I know of that would improve it that much over new from the factory.
I have had some good results with PurplevPolish from California Customs or Autoglym metal polish and plenty of rubbing.
2017 Dark Horse  - Stage 2, Rush Pipes

Location - Perth, Western Australia
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Dr.Shifty
I've used Autoglym for years but there are probably newer products out there. Perhaps chase up car/bike show sites to see what the winners use.
Cheers, Kim.

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gc3
I use both Solvoautosol and Purple polish . if the chrome is tarnish the Auto Sol is the most aggressive so apply it lightly and you will get great results . How ever sometimes I use that with Royal Purple . I have never been a fan of Autoglym ,I knew the rep and distributors of the product when it first came to Australia I had show car at the time and found the polish is striky and in most cases leaves a smear on your finish. I was also offered free products and used them once then thrown them in in the bin. I find that both Meguires and Mothers have fantastic products with great results. There is also a wool type product around that has been well tried and tested over the years that works well but sorry can not remember its name. If you use any of these products remember they are an abrasive so be careful and once you finish the job I recommend a good polish over the top of your work to seal it .Sometimes you could also use white vinegar and get great results. I always polish my Road Master wheel both the alloy and painted sections with Autosol .Just a side note should you get any of these products on rubber where it leaves a white residue ,get a pencil rubber and rub it on the residue that will remove it. 
2019 Metallic Burgundy Road Master, Stage 1 Exhaust with 6 Shooter Tips, Hi-Flow Air Filter, Heel Shifter , added Trunk taillight,  Stage 3 Big Bore Kit with ,Power Vision and custom  Dyno tune. Highway pegs, clear 3m paint protection.
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Doely
Tried Autosol once on my shadow , hazed the pipes 
only use Mr Sheen in plastic spray bottle or Maguires  detailer . Both are great .
 I have heard that the F11 is s great product  
Cheers Ray
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gc3
Doely wrote:
Tried Autosol once on my shadow , hazed the pipes 
only use Mr Sheen in plastic spray bottle or Maguires  detailer . Both are great .
 I have heard that the F11 is s great product  

 It will that why I suggested being careful and use it lightly. I was not sure how bad the finish of the chrome alloy etc was on the bike that Sul59 asked about. so the very reason I mentioned to use it lightly along with the other products I have and do use.I still use Autosol on my wheels as it works best at cleaning the road grime from both the alloy and paint on the wheels . as for pipes like you I use Mr sheen unless it has been through rain and mud. I think the best thing any of us can do is clean our bikes regally with a quality wash and micro fibre cloth then dry them off and wax them at least once a mth. That way cleaning is always much easier and in most cases you only need to wipe them down with a light duct over with Mr sheen. How ever I do make sure once a mth I jack my bike up and polish the wheels with Autosol and wax them before cleaning the underside of the motor etc. My bikes and cars look as good or better then show room finish when it is time to say bye to them ,it does help with resale too. Not that I will get rid of the Indian I love it too. much and some time this mth will have my 116 big bore kit installed, too make it so much better again. 
2019 Metallic Burgundy Road Master, Stage 1 Exhaust with 6 Shooter Tips, Hi-Flow Air Filter, Heel Shifter , added Trunk taillight,  Stage 3 Big Bore Kit with ,Power Vision and custom  Dyno tune. Highway pegs, clear 3m paint protection.
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Sul59
My chrome is not bad but it certainly doesn't pop like in the photo.  I have used most of the methods described in these other posts but I must say I have never heard of Solvoautosol and Purple polish so I will be giving that a go for sure. Thanks for the tip gc3. 
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adge82
Purple polish is pretty awesome.

Detailing can become a real rabbit hole. Ive got thousands of dollars worth of gear in my kit, and im only a hack.
If you start to get VERY serious, then you get outside of what can be purchased at Autobarn, Repco and Super Cheap.
I use boutique waxes, layered for their different properties. Not for the Indian though (matte finish). My other bike and a Navara of all things (used to have 2 very pretty black subarus, black is the worst).

Detailing all depends on what you see as acceptable. For me, if i can see any micro scratches once im done, im not happy. No one else cares, including the wife, who drives the car and proceeds to destroy all my hard work anyway.
Megs and Mothers make some easy to us, hard to stuff up, products that look pretty good. If you want to go beyond that, it gets expensive and more difficult for only marginally better.

The cloths you use are probably actually more important than the products you use. But thats another rabbit hole.
Ive been down quite a few of these holes trying to get black cars to look good (by good i mean perfect).
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Anya
Not so much a polish the chrome but a remove those annoying scuff marks made from boots and what have you. 

I scuff up my chrome pipes with frightening regularity with my equally scuffed boots and after pouring through youtube for help came up with several methods of getting rid of the marks.  Some (rubbing a penny on the worst of it) I was too scared to try, some (BLUE-JOB exhaust polish&nbsp😉 were a bit of a hassle to obtain.  But in my laundry cupboard I have Chux Magic Eraser.  They are for household cleaning and are activated by water.  A little bit of elbow grease and *voila* clean, shiny pipes with no scratches or scuffing.  I just wipe them over with wet cloth, dry cloth (microfibre only) and she looks like I just picked her up again. 

Hope this is useful for someone.  ÃƒÂ°Ã…¸ËœÂ

P.S Forgot to say they are available at Coles, Woolies in the cleaning aisle for $3-5 ish.
Remember, stay shiny side up!! Ã°Å¸ËœÅ½

Perth, WA

2018 Chieftain Dark Horse
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Robbo
If your chrome work is really good and new, don't use abrasives on it as it will put fine scratches a d make it hazy. But if the chrome is older and tarnished or rusty, a  aggresive polish will make it look better. In cases like that 0000 grade steel wool and Purple Polish will work wonders.

0000 grade steel wool and purple polish followed by purple polish and a rag will make alloy look like chrome. Bare alloy only not clear coated inless the clear coat is hazy or discoloured, then you can paint strip is first before polishing. Particularly bad alloy may need wet sanding with wet and dry sandpaper. I have started as low as 600 grit and worked up to 1200 then steel wool. Time consuming but it can be therapeutic to polish your bike (for me anyway) and the results are a amazing. 
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Location - Perth, Western Australia
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RMNL
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I use both Solvoautosol and Purple polish … There is also a wool type product around that has been well tried and tested over the years that works well but sorry can not remember its name. If you use … Just a side note should you get any of these products on rubber where it leaves a white residue ,get a pencil rubber and rub it on the residue that will remove it. 


Is the "wool type product" you were referring to called "Never-Dull Magic Wadding Polish" by chance/ I have used it and found it pretty good. It just needs to be tightly resealed to keep from drying up into a useless POS.
2017 Roadmaster, Steel Grey/Black
Portugal Cove, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.
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kmoulds
Try a product called 'Purple Polish'.  I use it all the time and it is great as far as I'm concerned.

Cheers Kym - Sydney - NSW
2016 custom painted red & black Indian Springfield
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Pistol660
Mate sent me this pic today. If anyone knows how to get chrome looking this good please educate me?

indian elite.jpg Blimey that's a lot of chrome! 
2018 scout
UK 
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Kat

I just brought my bike and the previous owner obviously didn’t care a lot about rust. I’ve used a 0000 steel wool and Autosol. It has not come up to bad. 

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I could use on the black sections of my bike to keep them looking good? 

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Dr.Shifty
Kat wrote:

I just brought my bike and the previous owner obviously didn’t care a lot about rust. I’ve used a 0000 steel wool and Autosol. It has not come up to bad. 

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I could use on the black sections of my bike to keep them looking good? 



Do a web search for 'engine brightener'.  Harley makes one so if there's a HD shop in your area that might be the easiest place to chase it up.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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