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How Do You Clean Rusty Spokes?
I've got a mid 80's Peugeot P-8 that I would like to flip. It's a little weathered, but nothing I can't handle except for the front wheel. It has several spokes with lots of surface rust. I've had bikes that had three or four rusted spokes and I've handled it by cleaning off the surface rust, then paint the spoke with silver rustoleum. However in this instance at least half the spokes have some amount of rust on them. Painting that many would not blend in and it would look kind of strange. I want to keep the original Rigida alloy rim because it's alloy and has re-enforced eyelets. Replacing all the rusted spokes with new would be cost prohibative.
So any ideas on how to address rusty spokes without sanding and painting?
Thanks for any comments
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