I bought an old steel frame (chrome lugs) that has some rust and a terrible paint job. I'm going to strip the paint and remove the rust and then repaint it. I want to leave most of the chrome unpainted, but I'm going to paint the other parts of the frame. This is what I've learned from reading the forum:
1. Strip the paint with JASCO. Removes paint but doesn't damage chrome.
2. Give it a bath in Oxalic Acid (wood bleach) solution. Buy crystal form - works better than the liquid form. Takes anywhere from 1-3 days. Use a plastic kid pool to put the whole frame in at once. Remove regularly (every 12 hours) and scrub off yellow/green residue with plastic scrub brush. (what strength do i mix this stuff?)
3. Immediately after acid bath, give it a bath in Baking Soda. This neutralizes the Oxalic Acid left on the frame. (How long? Mix with water?)
4. Immediately after baking soda, apply rust protection. Frame Saver for the inside. (What do i use on the outside for the chrome? What do i use on the parts that i will paint?)
Am I missing anything else?