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 Posted: Mon Dec 3rd, 2018 10:53 pm
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Steve Haehn
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New member here....Just finished a KwikKool refurb and am starting this Chicago Electric Sterling unit.
My question is, where the blades painted? Mine looked like just regular pressed steel so I put the steel wool to them
and discovered that they look plated. Problem is I don't know how to clean the outer edges to match the inner blades. Outer looks stained and inner shiny. Last pic shows the back which looked like the front prior to steel wool.
Any help appreciated

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It’s hard to tell if they’re aluminum or steel from your pics. Use a magnet to test.  If steel, they were likely nickel or lightly chrome plated. It’s likely that you’ve steel wooled it through the thin plating layer and what you see is steel. 
If it’s aluminum, consider using a mag wheel paste polish to shine it. 

I hope that helps you. 

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Definitely steel. Maybe I should just get it re-chromed. Looks like oil over the years tarnished and ate away at the finish since it flares out from the hub.

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Given that the restored value of that fan is very low, I’d consider finding a metallic silver paint that you like, or maybe have it powder coated “chrome” 
I like Rustoleum Titanium Silver. Or even their Silver Metallic for blades like that where the chrome is shot. Definitely isn’t exactly original, but will look great without much expense. 


Welcome, and cheers!

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