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Old 02-22-09, 02:39 PM   #1
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framesaver prep suggestions?

I'd like to hit my old steel frame with framesaver. Inside the tubes I detect rust flakes.

Curious about proper framesaver prep. Are people brushing insides of tubes to remove rust flakes before applying framesaver?

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If you've got actual flakes (as opposed to just a surface coating of rust), I'd certainly try to brush out the tubes.
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Get a shotgun cleaning rod and a 10 or 12 ga bronze or stainless steel cleaning brush and swap out the inside of all of the tubes you can reach. You want to have a reasonably clean surface for the Framesaver to coat.
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If you have some serious flakes, you need to do an oxalic acid soak first. Do a search for oxalic, lots of threads on that topic.
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If you've got actual flakes (as opposed to just a surface coating of rust), I'd certainly try to brush out the tubes.
I may have mis-spoken, it's more of a surface coating if memory serves. I'll have the frame stripped down this coming weekend to confirm. thx to all for the tips. cheers
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