The bottom half of my forks look like somebody rode the bike behind a gravel truck for a few days. I was told that it is basically the top coat of lacquer giving way. So, I asked what could I do about it.
The answer was, “Steel wool, and lots of patience.”
So, I’ve been working on it. I’ve polished one side – took me 1 1/2 hours to get it to this point. It probably needs a little more time to even everything out.