Bicycle Mechanics - Bike painting and rust
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09-18-05, 10:05 PM
Hey, I am stripping the paint off my bike and realize that I don't have a lot of time and it may take me a few days/weeks, can anyone tell me what I can do to temporarily stop rust on the parts where the paint has already been stripped? I heard the cooking oil will work, any other suggestions? I've already stripped paint in places through the original primer so leaving that on isn't really an option.
09-18-05, 10:19 PM
Go to Lowe's or Home Depot and get some Metal Etch or Prep and Primer - $5 a bottle. It will eat light surface rust and leave a phosphate coating on the metal which will protect from further rust. Works great.
09-19-05, 12:04 AM
Try a product called "Rust Converter". This stew chemically converts rust patches to black primer which can then be painted over. I've used it successfully on my Raleigh Sports and my DL-1. My brother also used it to good effect on his restoration cars.
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