dfk41 Polishing the chrome is risky. Don’t ever use a dremel you’ll end up going through the chrome, always by hand with a suitable polishing cloth. I would first try to descale it. If I remember correctly you want to use white vinegar, citric acid might damage the chrome. For polishing I would use a very weak abrasive. I’ve not polished my La Pavoni yet (no time), but I have some options that I was planning to fully research:
- First try descaling the surface, normal multipurpose cleaners.
- Use a clay bar or nanoskin sponge to remove anything remaining on the surface.
- A diminishing polish (like the one you use on plastic headlights: Autoglym, Meguiars etc.), this will be gentle (hopefully) on the chrome.
- 1 or 6 micron polishing compound with appropriate polishing cloth, but use a TINY amount (I have some diamond 1 and 6 micron paste)
- Colloidal Silica suspension (nanometer size), this might be overkill, but I use this at the university to produce mirror finish samples (for sample analysis)
- DO NOT USE METAL POLISH. Some people say it’s alright but you might risk scratching
General rule is start gentle and work your way harsher if you can’t manage to remove scratches. If all of that doesnt work then sand all the chrome down and bring it to your local chromer to get it rechromed.