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    I honestly don't understand why so many people say you need to put clear coat over a chrome plated bicycle.

    Most of my BMX bikes in the 80s were chrome and didn't have clear coat over them. Car bumpers, door handles, side mirrors, etc were once fully chromed steel and that was never an actual problem either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I honestly don't understand why so many people say you need to put clear coat over a chrome plated bicycle.

    Most of my BMX bikes in the 80s were chrome and didn't have clear coat over them. Car bumpers, door handles, side mirrors, etc were once fully chromed steel and that was never an actual problem either.
    Gotta protect that protective coating.
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    Yup, that's 100% hogwash.

    FWIW, the chrome Soma Rush isn't clear coated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I honestly don't understand why so many people say you need to put clear coat over a chrome plated bicycle.

    Most of my BMX bikes in the 80s were chrome and didn't have clear coat over them. Car bumpers, door handles, side mirrors, etc were once fully chromed steel and that was never an actual problem either.
    Yep. Back in the day, every review of a chrome bike in BMX Action, Freestylin', and BMX Plus! always talked about how great it was that chrome frames were essentially chip and scratch resistant. That's one of the big reasons (back in high school, 1990 or so) I mail ordered a GT Elite Pro Series frame with the lunch money I stashed away for bike stuff.

    Ahhh... nostalgia.

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    These look amazing
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    The bike had more character and individuality with the madison paint scheme...
    My first thought seeing that stripped to chrome madison was chrome pista with lugged fork...

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    For all the work involved, why not just go with a Reynolds 925 stainless steel frame?

    The look of bare steel.

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    Simply amazing, would have never believed it if I had not seen it. Chrome under paint, that is NUTS!!

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    You did a great job,that frame looks amazing !

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