Senior Retro Guru
I really don´t know what you´re talking about. "Too shiny and new"? Is there such a thing?
(tongue in cheek obviously, nice progress. Those nickel plated Marin frames clean up nicely)
Not according to the man above there's not!
Good job, you might want to have a go all over with MAAS especially in the welds (with a toothbrush) just to help hold back any tiny spots of rust from blooming, they will eventually but will just take longer with the corrosion inhibitors in the polish.
One effective way to really delay this would be to soak paper kitchen towels/tissue with evaporust and wrap around the welds covering them in cling film, before cleaning off with white spirit/petrol then apply the MAAS. In California it should never rust again.
Already got the last of the previous tube of Maas on hand Peach! And another on the way!
That said, the toothbrush into the welds, and the evoporust-soaked towels, are both brilliant bits of advice.
Of course, I'd expect nothing less from the master of shiny!
I love this place more and more each day.