I have recently discovered a method of finishing lower front fork legs to how they looked originally. Of course, I'm not talking about "upside down forks". I'm talking about the old linished finish which is done with a scouring pad about a meter long wrapped around the lower forks which are clamped upright in a vice. The method was outlined by a German friend (Z1 Achim) from another forum. What I would like to talk about is the method of clear lacquering these fork-legs. After carrying out a research on products available, I came across a product called "Glisten". It fits the bill,,, non-yellowing and hardends (via a two-pack mix) to obtain a surface that is not easily stone chipped. After mixing the product as prescribed, I chose an expensive bristle brush to apply the mix. My problem then became evident..... my mix was too thick. I read on the can use special POR solvent to thin mix. It was Saturday afternoon.... No stores were open that sell the product. I had on hand; Mineral turps, Lacquer thinners, Enamel thinners, Acetone which do I use? I took a punt and used lacquer thinners. It worked, however, the stuff was not giving the desired finish, instead it was leaving a thick layer of of goo with runners everywhere. The forks look good and do "glisten", however, don't get too close... Not happy with clear lacquer result. Should had been advised to buy the special thinners. RegardZ.