Bicycle Mechanics - cleaning rust
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08-20-08, 07:31 PM
any ideas on how to clean the rust off my trek 830 there is some on the wheels and some metal parts looking for what kind of cleaner and what kind of brush or pad to use maybe any helpful links on this
08-21-08, 07:14 AM
08-21-08, 07:32 AM
Maybe this will help?
Oxalic acid, do a search on it, as there are dozens of threads on this topic already.
08-21-08, 07:00 PM
Dremel with wire-brush works great for small spots and hard-to-get-at spots.
08-21-08, 11:04 PM
08-22-08, 12:30 PM
hot off the press! this is a very charged topic around these parts.
08-22-08, 01:50 PM
For chrome I always use the scratchy side of a sponge. The rust flies right off.
08-22-08, 05:04 PM
I would substitute Scotchbrite pads for the steel wool, much easier on the hands. They also work great for cleaning rim brake surfaces, jam a chunk between brake pads and rim, rotate the wheel a few times by hand.
08-22-08, 05:44 PM
Iíve had good success with bronze wool or brass brushes, or if part can be soaked then citric acid has worked.
Would suggest searches at: http://www3.schwinnbike.com/usa/eng/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=5
For painted metal, common Chlorine bleach -- liquid pool chlorine is stronger but the same chemical.
For bare or Chrome metal, use rust remover.
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