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Wet sand with 400/600/1000. Then Polishing compound's and elbow grease. Then you will want to clear cote or polish every month or two
 

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Wet sand with 400/600/1000. Then Polishing compound's and elbow grease. Then you will want to clear cote or polish every month or two
Thanks! But clear coat every month? Dude I'm not that guy. I'll clear coat every year possibly but I'm not a full time bike detailer.
 

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Sorry.
Clear cote OR polish every month or two.
 

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My forks don't need polishing because I lick them clean at every meal!
 

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This is what you need. Comes in larger amounts if you prefer. Once a year or 6months depending on how much you ride. Don't use sand paper on chrome, just my opinion. Never tried it, just sounds like a bad idea.
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Once the clear coat yellows or starts peeling, triple 000 or 4 000 steel wool works without scratching. Leaves a nice bright shiny surface, then wax as you see fit.
 

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That's what I used and I got them looking 80% better. Maybe I just need a bit more elbow grease. I thought about using the Flitz with a Scotchbrite pad.
Rub lightly with a wet Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Cheap and effective. Will clean the heck out of your whitewalls also if you have them.
 

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Rub lightly with a wet Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Cheap and effective. Will clean the heck out of your whitewalls also if you have them.
Good idea. I'll give that a shot. I've cleaned up some nasty leather car seats with the magic eraser before.
 

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Sandpaper on chrome IS a bad idea, but the forks are polished aluminum. On a Classic the fork covers may be chrome.
 

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My forks don't need polishing because I lick them clean at every meal!
I never saw anyone in Sharon Pa. use a fork to eat! Quaker Steak and Lube didn't even have them on the tables last time I was there....haha j/k :D
 

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That's what I used and I got them looking 80% better. Maybe I just need a bit more elbow grease. I thought about using the Flitz with a Scotchbrite pad.
You don't need both. The pad will defeat the purpose of using Flitz and most likely be more abrasive. Using Flitz does require elbow grease and persistence but the results are worth it. Sand paper/emory cloth on chrome is a very bad idea. I've never used anything less than 0000 steel wool with a very light coating of light tool oil to keep the metal fibers from migrating. Then wipe clean and wash, otherwise you'll eventually see tiny rust spots where the little metal fibers were left behind. Meguiars sells some excellent chrome/aluminum polishing/cleaning products as well. That's my .02 :D
 

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Jumping in here,but yes those are aluminum.
 
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