Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
Bikes: Rocky Mountain RC30, Soma Sport Fixed
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How to remove rust like this:
So I've been starting this project, and began to try and remove some surface rust from the bike frame.
I don't plan on re-painting the bike, nor do I really plan on doing a FULL restore, I am just trying to touch the bike up and make it look nice.
I tried using Oxalic Acid, first pretty diluted, then in a concentrated paste, that removed some of the worst rust from the frame. But not spots like the above.
Then I tried Muriatic Acid of varying concentrations, but that still left the rust there.
here are a couple extra Pictures:
The two close ups are some of the worst spots.
Should I just lightly sand it, in those spots, apply some rust converter and Paint over it? Should I really not worry about light rust like that?