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Ask DocSk8 (Expert Indoor Skate Building Advice) This forum is different then the other SkateLog forums in that it is not a discussion forum, but rather a place you can ask skate building expert Fred "DocSk8" Benjamin about building and repairing indoor speed, derby, and jamskate quad roller skates. Please start a new thread for each new question.

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Old September 11th, 2015, 10:27 PM   #1
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Exclamation Oxidation on my Labeda Proline...

I have oxidation stains on my proline that I'm trying to remove, I don't want to get something too strong and accidentally remove the chrome finish. The stains haven't been there for very long so I'm thinking they should come right out.

Could you recommend anything that will do the trick without messing with the chrome finish?

Also, is the Labeda Proline dipped in chrome or is it just highly polished?


Thanks!
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Old September 12th, 2015, 12:53 AM   #2
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I have oxidation stains on my proline that I'm trying to remove, I don't want to get something too strong and accidentally remove the chrome finish. The stains haven't been there for very long so I'm thinking they should come right out.

Chrome does not oxidize per se.

Could you recommend anything that will do the trick without messing with the chrome finish?

I'd try some never dull or other metal polish. There are lots of magic aluminum and chrome cleaners at the auto parts store /section of your favorite retailer.

Also, is the Labeda Proline dipped in chrome or is it just highly polished? Thanks!
Just polished as far as I know. I have seen some beat Pro Lines but never seen any chrome flaking.
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Old September 12th, 2015, 02:24 AM   #3
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My main fear was applying something that would ruin the finish. Glad to know it's just a highly polished exterior.

Thanks for the reply.
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Old September 18th, 2015, 03:04 AM   #4
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Can't speak for the new ones, but OG Prolines are polished natural aluminum; definitely no chrome.

I ran mine through the bead blast cabinet at work when I punched the pivot cups out, to get the epoxy residue out of the pivot cup bores and to clean the corrosion off the top of the plates. Dulled the finish (as expected), but I was going to re-polish anyway, so no biggie.
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