Blue Diamond Metal Polish
by Rick K. for webBikeWorld
Polishes, Cleaners and Wax
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The cryptic message arrived via email one day: "I have the polish you are looking for." it read.
"It removes bluing and golding."
"Contact me with an address and I will send out a
free sample. I sell my product for 100 dollars a
gallon and 8 dollars for an 8 ounce bottle. Only
in bulk orders."
That was it -- no name, no address, no website
(see the update below).
Just "I have the polish you are looking for."
So I figured what the heck, this sounded like a
sub-plot from an old Bogey movie or something, and I
The package arrived a while later with no additional
information. It took its place on the shelf in the
garage, where it sat forgotten until
I pulled it out recently to give it a try.
Although it looks blue in the photo, the liquid
separates after a while into a two-tone blue on the
bottom and clear on top. It takes some vigorous
shaking to get everything mixed up again, where it stays
in suspension for a half-hour or so.
Maybe it's the soft spot in my heart for the underdog,
or maybe I'm an incurable romantic, but I'm always
hoping to find an obscure product like this that works
better than its popular commercial counterparts.
What could a little guy know about chrome and metal
polishing that some big corporation doesn't?
I'm not sure, but the bottom line is that the Blue
Diamond metal polish really works. The label
advises wearing rubber gloves when handling the product
and I obliged. It has a powerful petroleum-based
smell, so I didn't want to take any chances. Maybe
it has some secret chemical formula (that I don't want
to know about) that makes it more powerful than the
average metal polish?
Blue Diamond is very easy to apply; simply wipe it
on, rub it in a bit and buff it out. The liquid is
very thin so it goes a long way.
See the before and after photos below; I used the
polish on the end of this exhaust pipe with its hard
oxidation and burnt-in grime as an example of how well
The chrome immediately takes a shine and the polish
also does seem
to remove the light bluing on exhaust pipes, although
nothing seems to remove the very heavy bluing where the
exhaust pipes meet the engine and the chrome plating has
been displaced or burnt off. But Blue Diamond
does seem to polish it up about as good as anything else
I have noticed that it seems to be a little harder to
buff out all of the Blue Diamond residue than other
chrome polishes I've tried. I'm not sure why this
is, because you'd think that the thin coating would buff
out with a couple of wipes. Nevertheless, after
it's all removed it leaves a very nice, deep shine.
The label claims that the product "removes tarnish,
oxidation, rust, tar and all kinds of road chemicals".
Our experience has demonstrated that all of these claims
are valid. What's nice about Blue Diamond is that
it goes on so easy and seems to melt away the grime and
the oxidation almost immediately. It really does
seem to leave a very nice shine.
Eight bucks buys the eight-ounce bottle in bulk or
$10 for a single bottle and it will
last a long, long time. The problem is trying to
find the stuff.
website is now up and running, or contact the owner
firstname.lastname@example.org but I haven't
been able to reach anyone at the company.
Diamond metal polish works so well that it is
worth the effort to try and find it. Sort of makes
it just that more mysterious, no?
Blue Diamond Metal Polish
From: Blue Diamond (Apparently no longer in
business as of June 2011?)
Suggested Retail Price: $10.00 for 8 oz.;
$100.00 for 1 gallon; extra for shipping and handling.
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From "F.S.": "First let me
start off with how I think your website is a great starting
point for anyone who wishes to research motorcycling products
and riding related information. Your website touches on a
lot of the topics and issues encountered by the everyday
Recently, I was looking to polish the exhaust
headers on my R1100S. I wasn't necessarily looking to
remove the bluing, rather, I was more interesting in getting the
dirt and grime off of them. Having read a number of the reviews
on the webBikeWorld site, I decided to try a few of the products
to compare for myself. The products I tried were the
1. Metal Master Easy Cut and Final Shine
2. Blue Job (way over priced for the quantity you get and the
job it does)
3. Blue Magic (super cheap with mediocre results)
4. Blue Diamond (completely useless)
Hands down the Metal Master Easy Cut and Final
Shine combo was by far the best polish of the lot. Blue
Job a distant 2nd with Blue Magic a cheap chrome polish I picked
up for $3.50 from Pep Boys right behind Blue Job. But the
main reason I'm writing is that Blue Diamond was completely
It had absolutely little to no effect on the
headers. The reviews were right on with Metal Master and
Blue Job (which required a little more elbow grease) but I
really feel the Blue Diamond product should have received a much
less favorable review. It didn't achieve any of the claims
on the bottle. In my opinion it's a 0/5.
P.S. I've had good results with Mothers products
recently, namely their clay and 1-2-3 wax systems. I meant
to test out their chrome polish as I hear it's really good on
harder metals like chrome and stainless steel. It's also
supposed to do wonders on glass (headlamps).
It might be a
good product to test since it's available at almost any parts
store. Additionally, I heard their Plastic Polish is very
good. I'm currently debating using All Kleer, Plexus, or Mothers
Plastic Polish for my windscreen."