Hi everyone, I've noticed a problem with my ride and hoping someone has a solution to help me out. Here's the background: Basically my bike is parked in a multi-level carpark in the city (Melbourne) where the walls only come up to waist height leaving it exposed to the wind and air. Over the last year I've noticed that plastic parts on my bike that are 'chromed' are looking worse for wear. It actually looks as though they are suffering from corrosion and I suspect that it's actually salt and other polutants blowing over my bike constantly (I'm not far from the Bay). I've noticed this same look on the plastic chrome on the make and model lettering on the boot of my car. So can anyone confirm: 1. What is likely doing this to the plastic chrome? 2. What can I do to prevent or at least reduce the severity of this happening? 3. Is there any way to undo the damage already done? Some people might ask why I'm not using a bike cover but I've run into problems in doing this. Early on I started using a cover but the area the bike is parked in is extremely windy. This meant that all the dirt and dust was simply blowing up under the cover anyway so it really wasn't helping to keep the bike clean and protected. Even worse though was that because of the wind the cover was always moving around on the bike. Now the dust blowing up under the cover, plus the constant wind movement resulted in the cover acting like sandpaper and I noticed that there was severe abrasion on prominent surfaces like the edges of my mirrors, leading edge of the front mud guard and so on. Yes, I even had some occy straps to try and hold it as firmly in place as possible and reduce the amount of crap blowing up under the cover but that really didn't help at all. So in summary, a bike cover isn't a good solution, and no, I can't park it out of the wind. So, is there some sort of cleaning product I could use that would leave a strong protective coating that would resist this problem? Any other solutions that people want to suggest?