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thehossdog

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thehossdog says:

Surface rust

Does anyone have any tips for getting rid or surface rust on my bike?, clearly I may have been a bit lax in drying the bike fully after washing, and some parts look a little shabby.

WD40?
elbow grease and some scrubbing, any advice would be great.

Many thanks

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JAWAPAWA

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JAWAPAWA says:

wire wool

as said wire wool or even a brillo pad would work..

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KrismusSikpunz

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If a job is worth doing.......

It all requires stripping and re-plating / re-painting to original specification.

If not done properly it will only come back at you.

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honwal

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honwal says:

try

fine emery paper and 3 in 1 oil

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si1981

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si1981 says:

That's buggered

Has very bad rust bug bike will fall apart give u fiver fur it ..............

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thehossdog

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thehossdog says:

Lol

Sold!

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spondonste

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spondonste says:

Depends

It depends on what material the part is made from. If its steel you'll need to remove the surface rust (either by mechanical means - eg emery paper/ wire brush/ wire wool etc, or chemical means - eg acid pickling). You'll then need to either pasivate the metal or coat the component.

For aluminium you can use polishing compounds/ rotary bobs but you will need to leave a wax coating or similar to the polished surface to stop it corroding again. Alternatively you could polish to remove the corrosion and then anodise/ coat the component.

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Jeni4

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Jeni4 says:

Si

A fiver?! You've been robbed :tongue:

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si1981

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si1981 says:

jeni

Tyres are nice worth five just scrap rest.......:tongue:

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fastasfuck123

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Hmmmmmmm

Go all the way as spondon suggests or remove rust and touch up with some paint for now, either way you need to remove the rust and protect the bare metal with something a little more permanent than grease or oil as some have suggested.

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