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    pics of the Volare

    Here are some shots of the Volare with the Dura ace stuff mounted up and fork on as you can see the headlugs are quite scratched up. I still haven't decided to paint them over

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    is that the original fork? Is it not chrome underneath? seems odd to strip the frame and not the fork, unless it is not chrome...
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    Not the original fork. This fork is going to need to be shortened but it has Campy dropouts so thats a good thing. I'm going to have it chromed even if I paint the rest of the frame.

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    I thought Volares had fancy Nervex lugs. Never mind what I said in the outlining thread.

    Now that I see them, I think maybe you should paint them.

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    531 tubing but no Nervex lugs. The ones on my 1977 are chromed. Not a great photo but this is what it looks like. Roger
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    The chainstays and seatstays where the chrome was exposed are in good enough shape to let them show but the lugs I think are a different story. I'm probably going to have it powdecoated in orange if I can find a shade I like if not I'll probably go with a metallic light green or very light Champagne color, whatever that is I guess I'll know it when I see it.

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    I think my vote is with the metallic light green. I think of champagne as kind of a watery light brown colour...

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    Isn't there some polish that would fill in those minor surface scratches on the chrome? Chrome just looks so good, don't paint it if you can refinish those scratches with some polish and some elbow grease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhima View Post
    Isn't there some polish that would fill in those minor surface scratches on the chrome? Chrome just looks so good, don't paint it if you can refinish those scratches with some polish and some elbow grease.
    I second that! I've got some great stuff made by 3m for buffing out clearcoat on cars. Those scratches are probably fine enough to come out. If they aren't no harm no foul! The powder coater is just gonna sand blast it anyways! I use it all the time to clean up aluminum, glass and chrome. Just takes a little elbow grease! You can take the bottle and use it if you wanna give it a go! I'll ride it out to Sumner if need be.

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    Whats it called I can just go get some and try it and have it around for other projects

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
    Whats it called I can just go get some and try it and have it around for other projects
    3M Super Duty. Its a polishing compound for auto paint. You can get it at Wesco on Main in Puyallup by Safeway. It's super hard core and stinky. If you do decide to try it wear gloves and work in a well ventilated area! Don't do it in the living room like me or the Mrs. will get REALLY pissed!

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    Chrome is very thin, I don't think you can polish this out without taking it down to the nickle, which might not be so bad either. But chrome is buffed after it is plated on. DOn't know if that is the right terminology but you get my meaning.
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