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I don't really plan to tour on my VN750, so I don't really need a luggage rack. Here is one that I have in fair condition. With some elbow-grease these could be cleaned up a bit I am sure.

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holy crap! that came out nice tanner...nice job!
To be honest I'm really happy with the result. It took some effort, but it was worth it!
 

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Ebay must have started something new. I looked at the page and a popup said "4 people were viewing this per hour", never saw that before.

Did clean up well in the pics, but how long will that last? Nothing personal, but I would be disappointed to pay very much for that and have it revert to brown the first week. Once they get that far, the rust is deeply and permanently rooted.
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I cleaned my original forks with this method and they still look the same, and this was in Dec '11. /shrug
 

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Just take some aluminium foil, dip it in water, and scrub the affected chrome. You can either ball it up, or leave it flat if you are afraid of scratches (chrome is way harder than aluminium, so it isn't a concern for me really).

Keep the area wet, and scrub vigorously with the foil. It causes a chemical reaction taking all of that lovely rust away.
 

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Just take some aluminium foil, dip it in water, and scrub the affected chrome. You can either ball it up, or leave it flat if you are afraid of scratches (chrome is way harder than aluminium, so it isn't a concern for me really).

Keep the area wet, and scrub vigorously with the foil. It causes a chemical reaction taking all of that lovely rust away.
Should you apply something to the chrome after finished scrubbing with the foil?
 

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Wax, then wax it again. And always wax after chrome polish too.
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Did you try getting any of the rust off first any other way? Or just started with the foil-truely looks great!
 

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Did you try getting any of the rust off first any other way? Or just started with the foil-truely looks great!
I want strait to the foil method. I didn't bother with any chemicals or cleaners. I do agree with Spockster that you should wax the chrome afterwards to protect it.
 
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