I have an old French fork with half chrome blades and drop outs. The chrome is fairly clean except for a sprinkling of rust specks on the right leg. If I get the fork repainted and clear coated, will the clear coat protect the chrome from further rusting, and halt the progress of existing rust? Or will the chrome rust like crazy under the clear coat? Any tips for removing rust specks from chrome w/o damaging the chrome? Eagle One metal cleaner-polish wadding failed to touch it, and my fingernails couldn't scrape it off.
Thanks for any help.
Tom Adams in "windtrainer out of storage" Kansas City