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    can rust spots come off?

    my cousin bought a Wheeler mountain bike a few years back. he used to take so much care of it but has recently lost interest. he said he'd give me the bike for free I haven't seen it yet. he said he left it out in his balcony last winter...what a genius!!! but says it still looks ok. however, he noticed that some parts of the frame are spotted with rust. is this fixable? i know i could take it in for a full tune-up but i'm just worried about how well i could get rid of the rust spotting.

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    I think it would depend how bad the rust is where it is etc.. minor lil'spots are not that big a deal. I had some on a old road bike, I got them off with a scrub brush.

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    it really depends how far you want to take it...

    You can remove the rust and paint it yourself...

    Or you can have it professional done.

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    is it expensive to get it done professionally?

    how bad could the parts and frame be damaged by the harsh wheather conditions?

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    If you have a Dremel, use the wire brush attachment and remove all the rust. If not sand or steel wool the spot clean carefully.

    Then go to a car store and buy a tube of touch up paint that comes close to your bike (a paint chip always help). I always buy a tube of clear coat too.

    Dab some paint on and let dry. Add another coat and let dry. Put on a coat of clear coat.

    This works great for small rust areas.

    I have also heard of people using nail polish but I haven't tried it.

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    thanks for the help guys

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    Originally posted by Logan S.
    is it expensive to get it done professionally?
    yup ...
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
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