This chromophobe (not really) would advise Simichrome or similar polish. It has about as much of an abrasive as I would readily consider using, plus really brightens chrome, which may blind out your unwanted Spreck's.
I once used Simichrome on a "hopeless", dumpstered, fully chromed (under partial paint) Windsor Pro that had spent many years out in the elements. It actually looks good now.
I apply Simichrome to the aged stays of my Raleigh Pro once a year as upkeep, it makes a huge difference, tho there may not be much chrome left on the nickel-plate on this one.
Auburn, CA usa
> Last year I acquired a choice 1968 22" chrome paramount frame. I
> cleaned it all up, had Matt Assenmacher put new decals on it and planned
> finish it up this year. I stored it with about 3 or 4 coats of paste wax
> it. In getting it out today and into the sunlight I see that it has
> developed speckles in the chrome. Fairly evenly disbursed over the entire
> frame and fork. Not rough enough to even feel, but they can sure be seen
> the sunlight. I tried all my usual methods of cleaning up chrome and they
> seem impervious to them. I have never had this happen before. I have
> kit to build it up, but sure don't want to with that speckling in place.
> I seem to have limited choices. If I have it all rechromed, there go my
> decals, the treasured red lug lining and the originality.all dear to me.
> nothing and there goes the several hundred dollars I have into the
> I am hoping that perhaps some sage list member has a way of dealing with
> this that they will share. I realize I am asking for a near miracle. To
> say that I am bummed out is a bit of an understatement at this point. Is
> there any help to be had?
> Wishing to encounter a helpful Chrome Fairy (Please, no Chromosexual wise
> Tom Sanders
> Lansing, MI USA