The best part about chrome and metal finishes is that beautiful shine. When it starts to look dull, you just want to get out there and polish it to that original beautiful glow and shine. For those not sure where to start, we’ve compiled this list of the top ten best chrome and metal polishes for 2020.
10. Zephyr Pro-40 The Perfect Metal Polish. For Chrome, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Silver and Magnesium.
Coming in at the #10 is the perfect metal polish by Zephyr. While some of our polishes are specifically for chrome, this one can be utilized to polish and clean up all variety of metals including: aluminum, brass, stainless steel, magnesium, silver, copper and chrome as well.
It claims to be a maintenance polish, so if you’re looking to remove corrosion and rust, you may try another cleaner. This polish does a great job at its intended purpose though, making your chrome shine. It may require a little effort but the results will be worth the work.
9. Nevr-Dull Wadding Metal Polish
Coming in ninth, the Never-Dull Wadding Polish is excellent at restoring and protecting your metal surfaces. This mildly abrasive polish can be used to take off tar, corrosion and rust quickly and without damaging the surface. Providing a superior shine to your steel, chrome wheels, trim, and metal tools is no problem for this polish.
It’s only mildly abrasive so it won’t damage or dig into delicate surfaces, leaving behind only a smooth, clean shine. One of the reasons this polish made our list was its affordability as well.
8. Brasso Metal Polish, 8 oz Bottle for Brass, Copper, Stainless, Chrome, Aluminum, Pewter & Bronze
This incredibly affordable metal polish by Brasso works on a wide variety of metals. Coming in an 8oz bottle, this polish is the preferred polish of choice for brass but it will also work on aluminum, stainless steel, copper, pewter, and bronze. This polish is not recommended for use on painted, antique-finished, silver or lacquered surfaces.
You can expect a brilliant shine and a smooth, polished surface after applying this polish. This would be great to shine your expensive cutlery before hosting a meal or even the metal surfaces of your kitchen appliances. The results will last a while too, as this polish will not only remove varnish from old antiques but keep them looking new.
7. Mothers California Gold All Chrome Polish
Seventh on our list is the all-chrome polish from Mothers. Using advance polymers, this thick polish will help restore and clean your chrome wheels, bumpers, accessories or trim to its bright and beautiful look. This polish is incredibly easy to use and won’t cause any streaks, smears or scratches after it’s been applied.
This is one of the few polishes on our list that can also be utilized for glass and mirrors without causing any blemishes or streaking. This is a slightly less abrasive polish with the consistency of a cream, and the container makes dispensing and using it incredibly easy.
Due to its lack of abrasiveness, this isn’t the best choice if you’re trying to restore or fix pitted surfaces, but it will get your chrome looking shiny if it has been well kept. This made it on our list thanks to its easy to use bottle design and the wonderful chrome polish results.
6. No. 7 Chrome Polish
Coming in sixth is the Chrome & Metal Polish by No. 7. This polish is incredibly easy to apply and will not disappoint. While it may take a small amount of elbow grease or multiple applications to fully take care of blemishes or discoloration, this will leave your chrome looking as shiny as they day it rolled off the lot.
This polish is slightly abrasive to help clean out and restore corroded or damaged surfaces but not enough to damage them. Great for motorcycles and cars both. This polish is also great for aluminum, brass, or other surfaces where you’re looking to really bring out that shine.
5. Surf City Garage 492 Killer Chrome Perfect Polish
Landing in the middle of the list at fifth is the all metal polish from Surf City Garage. Reviewers rave about how amazing it is to use because of its ease of use and great results. This polish will create a wonderful shiny finish on your chrome without using any abrasive or gritty compounds.
This will work wonders on taking off any rust that has accumulated on your chrome as well while also restoring and filling in slightly scratched surfaces. In addition, it is safe to use on aluminum and stainless steel to help get that shiny polish that you’re looking for.
4. Meguiar’s M205 Mirror Glaze Ultra Finishing Polish
Fourth on our list is the only finishing polish to make our list. This ultra finishing polish by Meguiar’s can be used with a cloth and your hands, but the best way to utilize this polish is with a rotary buffer or a polishing power tool of some type. You’ll see an exceptionally deep gloss and shine from the use of this polish while it won’t leave any swirls or residues behind.
Whether you end up using a tool or by hand, you’ll almost be able to see your reflection after using this polish. Offering an easy cleanup, this polish is easy to wipe off and reduces your cleanup time while still providing a smooth buffed surface.
3. Mothers 05101 Mag & Aluminum Polish
Coming in a variety of sizes, this one was a sure pick for our top ten list of best chrome & metal polishes of 2019. Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish is known for quality products, and this is no exception. This is a great polish for aluminum parts, wheels, rims, brass, alloys and other accessories.
It may take a little elbow grease and a clean cloth to get the shine you want with this polish, but it guarantees to satisfy. It’s affordable enough to continue to use this regularly to keep that great shine and it won’t damage your aluminum.
2. Simichrome 390050 All Metal Polish Tube
The runner up is the all metal polish by Simichrome. This polish comes in a small 1.76oz tube but packs big results. This non-abrasive polish is safe to use on magnesium, pewter, aluminum, chrome, silver, copper, sterling, brass, gold, copper and even stainless steel. This polish will work quickly and effectively to remove rust and provide that polished shine that you’ve been looking for.
As long as what you’re working on is a non-ferrous, uncoated metal surface, you don’t need to look any further than this metal polish. It also boasts to be the fastest and most effective metal polish in the industry. After it has been applied to clean and polish your metal, you can expect a thin layer to remain behind that will help maintain the shine and prevent any further tarnishing.
1. Meguiar’s Wheel Brightener – Clear-Coated, Factory Painted and Chrome Wheel Cleaner
First on our list for chrome and metal polishes comes the Wheel Brightener by Meguiar’s. You’ll get plenty of use out of this product as it is a concentrate that can be diluted at a 4:1 ratio and will still be plenty effective. This will easily and quickly remove any brake dust buildup that your wheels have accumulated. It’s incredibly effective and won’t require much scrubbing at all.
This should only be used on factory-painted, clear-coated and chrome wheels. If you have anodized, aftermarket, or polished aluminum wheels, this product is not recommended. If you have a buildup of tar, grime, or dirt, this should take care of it easily. While it does have a very specific use, this topped our list because of how effective it truly is.