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Old 06-15-03, 08:01 PM   #1
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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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Old 06-15-03, 09:40 PM   #2
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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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is it expensive to get it done professionally?
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