My beautiful reparto corse frame has developed light rust in the frame. It isn't severe, but I figure if it's a little bit, it won't be a pain in the butt to go ahead and take care of it and prevent a big problem (Uh, lake effect, anyone?). I'm building it up with brand new ultegra everything... and I plan on treating the inside with framesaver before I assemble. I read that it was necessary to remove the visible rust with an oxalic acid treatment. The outside of this columbus tsx frame is chromed. I Do NOT want to damage decals, paint, etc. Note: I do have internal cable routing.
I've read the forums about oxalic acid-- it seems the way to go cause it's safe on paint and it doesn't leave bad products on the frame. If I were to go this route, what concentration should be used to have an equally effective and safe treatment?
I need to submerge the entire frame to do this, right? Is there are work around (like flushing it out)? I figure the answer to this question is no--- because it needs to sit for a while.
What (if needed) should I use to clean the dirt and grime from the inside before I do anything?