Re: [CR] The dreaded "Speckles" : What's a fella to do?

Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley

From: David Snyder <>
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Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 12:55:02 -0700
Subject: Re: [CR] The dreaded "Speckles" : What's a fella to do?

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.

David Snyder
Auburn, CA usa

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Sanders"
Subject: [CR] The dreaded "Speckles" : What's a fella to do?

> Last year I acquired a choice 1968 22" chrome paramount frame. I
> carefully
> cleaned it all up, had Matt Assenmacher put new decals on it and planned
> to
> finish it up this year. I stored it with about 3 or 4 coats of paste wax
> on
> 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
> in
> 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
> the
> 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
> new
> decals, the treasured red lug lining and the originality.all dear to me.
> Do
> nothing and there goes the several hundred dollars I have into the
> project.
> 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

> cracks),


> Tom Sanders


> Lansing, MI USA