If the chrome has failed and rust is coming through, there's not much that can be done to save it.
Your best bet is to polish out the spots you have and then keep it polished and dry.
Good luck with it.
Oh and BTW, Welcome to the forum...
'02 883 Custom
NRHS 88" Stage III
Last edited by Predator; 23rd October 2005 at 23:10..
Thanks for the quick reply but I am sorry to say I dont understand this part of your post.
" find 2 or 3 clean n polish with a good metal polish "
Could you please elaborate? Thanks again.
1st i wash the bike then dry it, then i put the chorme or metal polish on applying extra pressure on the rust spots then buff the polish up, andthen do the rusty parts again and hopefully if the rustis not to deep i find this works hope it works for u to.
Mothers mag & aluminium polish takes surface rust off chrome nicely and will help protect it as well.
Then a good coat of wax on surfaces that don't get hot like mirrors etc will help prevent it even more.
A good trick if it has to sit for a while as yours did is to fog it with WD40 before you leave and then wash wax & polish when you return.
they have a special WD40 can just for this pourpose.
I would suggest that you check what metal polish you are going to use, so many metal polishes are abbraisive and this will destroy your chrome plate over a relatively short period of time. Make sure the polish is for chrome, not metal. I was given a tip from a proffesional cyclist, these guys like to keep their bicycles clean. He said use a household polish (Mr.Sheene, its called in England) these polishes are not abbraisive and help reduce static keeping the chrome parts free of dust longer.
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