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Old 06-05-2010, 06:04 PM   #1
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My 1976 Surfside's chrome stove is kinda rusty and dirty looking. Does anyone have any experience cleaning them up. Any advice would greatly be appreciated. I guess if I can't get it looking decent I will have to spray it with BBQ paint.

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Old 06-05-2010, 06:40 PM   #2
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Once Chrome is pitted and rusty, you have few options. Paint doesn't like to stick to chrome very well either, it has a tendency to peel unless bead blasted. Something I've seen done that kinda hides rust areas is ... after you kill the rust (maybe ZUD or navel jelly) is to rub the area with aluminum foil and regular COKE (brand). I've seen this done on car bumpers and it really helps. Not perfect but may be acceptable to you.
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:46 PM   #3
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My 1976 Surfside's chrome stove is kinda rusty and dirty looking. Does anyone have any experience cleaning them up. Any advice would greatly be appreciated. I guess if I can't get it looking decent I will have to spray it with BBQ paint.

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I'm in the same boat. It's looking like naval jelly, steel wool and some BBQ high heat Rustoleum paint. It's not high on my to-do list at the moment, but if you give it a try, post some before and after shots.

Also, there are some relatively inexpensive stoves on e-bay, but they're chrome, not true stainless. Probably good for another decade though, depending more on humidity and salt air, more than actual use.

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Old 06-05-2010, 09:01 PM   #4
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Had my Trilliums 2 burner ceramic coated as it was rusted and had been painted in spots from previous owner. Looks almost as good as chrome and is high heat resistant to 2000 deg. Cost for the hinged lid cover, stove top and two burners was $100. Could have put money towards new stove but this is original and know it fits without modifying. Try to get pictures in the morning.
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Get thee to WallyWorld; buy a bottle of LimeOut. This is mild citric acid and a chloride compound. Will destroy that rust in a matter of a few hours.
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:29 PM   #6
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I sprayed ours with oven cleaner and scrubbed the rust with a wire brush. I figured it couldn't make it any worse and got most of the junk off. Later I polished it with a metal polish and it's looked great for the last several years. We were asked at a gathering where we found a new top.
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Thanks for all the helpful suggestions. I will post pics once I'm done.

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