When I remarked last month, in the article “My Year’s Motoring” that the rear number-plate casing of the Editorial Rover 2000TC is of stainless steel and enables rust-marks to be wiped off, I was apparently being inaccurate. The window surrounds and foot plates of the Rover body are of rustless steel but the bumpers and other fittings are chromium-plated. This plating has lasted very well but does show rusting if the car spends much time out of doors. This I have cured by painting over the plating with Plus Products “Chromecoat”, which is a protective covering which can be peeled off, apparently in one sheet, although I have yet to try this.
The covering is certainly a fine insurance against rust marks, although I am not sure that I agree that it enhances the brightness of chromium and stainless steel. But the surface presented is better than a rust-pocked one and as its makers tell me it was tested over two years, and has undergone extensive tests both in their own and in car manufacturers’ laboratories, and is an insurance against salt, oil, grit, detergents and corrosion, as well as rust, I feel happy that I spent a few minutes brushing over the Rover’s bumpers with it.
“Chromecoat” costs 15s. 9d. for a large tin, with brush, post free from Plus Products Ltd., Newburn Bridge Road, Ryton Industrial Estate, Blaydon-on-Tyne, Co. Durham.—W. B.