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Old 03-11-19, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
Don't do this on the fork chrome of an old Peugeot U-08. It actually scratched mine which makes me question what Peugeot was actually doing.
That was because Peugeot clear-coated their chrome with polymer.
In many cases it is why restorers like us still have any chrome left on our Peugeots to work with!
I often remove it entirely if the finish needs work or has acquires rust dots under the clear, but always thankful that it saved the chrome.
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