I removed the gel grips from my beach cruiser and found out that it has almost rusted through underneath. Not a great day. I used hairspray and a flat screwdriver to remove the grips before, but I only did that twice before to my recollection. I reasoned out that I could probably just cover the rust with some kind of primer and chrome spray paint. Then some very overwhelming questions arose: What if the handlebars were chrome plated and not just painted? What is the actual difference between the two? If the rust will continue to spread how could I be able to save my handlebars? I want to preserve my handlebars and not get a new set, please help me find out how I can save my handlebars.