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How to clean off rust pits on exhaust pipe headers

Despite coating the exhaust including header pipes with Motorex 645 clean & Protect whilst iin winter storage, a few rust pits have appeared on one header pipe near the head end. Can anyone suggest a way to clean these off? Don't want to use anything to abrasive as I don't want to go through the chrome plate.

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Get a can of neverdull & start rubbin! I use it all the time for just that & my wheels! Works great & wont hurt the chrome.

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The pipes are chrome right? Try naval jelly - available in hardware stores - and a mildly abrasive scrubbing pad.
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I have used this in the past on chrome parts of bicycles but I have found it to be a bit too abrasive. I have had it wear the chrome away.

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Eagle One Nevr Dull chrome polish, in my experience, did nothing to remove rust. By nothing, I mean absolutely, 100% not one thing. It simply polishes the chrome. I used 000 steel wool, soap, and water to scrape the rust off, but the water and soap seem to prevent scratching. This was on a 1975 XS650 tail pipe and fender. Worked like a charm.
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