I went to Lowes and got a polishing wheel and compound. So I started by cleaning and polishing my shocks. They cleaned up very nice.
I thought I was gonna need new shocks for the rear because the chrome was chipping off on one of them (you can see that well in the right side picture of the bike when I got it home)
The before shot of the rears was after I took a wire brush to the springs to remove the rust.
They dont look new but they're go enough for this budget biker.
Each shock took about 30 minutes to clean up.