So, I tried to tear down the Higgins bike all the way down, but I couldn't get the forks off the frame. I'm sure there was a lot of rust holding those 2 together. So, I mask off the chrome and hit the patina paint with some rattle can paint stripper. It worked pretty good. No worries about the chemical burn through the rubber gloves. :) ha ha Then I took some 220 grit sand paper and got as much paint off as I could. Then, I hit the bare metal frame with some cheap spray can satin clear coat. Then I took the light tank and masked off and sprayed a white "scallop". I think she turned out pretty cool. Here's a few pics!