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    Scratches on a Steel Frame

    Is there any danger towards leaving deep scratches in steel exposed like in the attached images? Do I run the risk of rust, etc. if I don't cover these up? What's the easiest way to protect a bike that's been scratched like this?
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    I've heard clear nail polish suggested as a fix to keep it from rusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djpfine View Post
    Is there any danger towards leaving deep scratches in steel exposed like in the attached images? Do I run the risk of rust, etc. if I don't cover these up? What's the easiest way to protect a bike that's been scratched like this?
    Top one is already rusting. Clean it and cover it with touch-up paint.
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    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    Ride the damn thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
    Top one is already rusting. Clean it and cover it with touch-up paint.
    Did a search but couldn't find any info. How easy is it to clean rust and how serious of an issue is this?

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    I'd just clean it with alcohol or whatever degreaser and paint. It is just a dab of surface rust.
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    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    dude...you can't "no ****" something THAT ****. That's like saying "sometimes I just like to make out with dudes...no ****"

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    Surface rust is not a serious issue, its more of a cosmetic problem.

    It will not be a risk for structural damage for the next 100 years. Put some touch up on it or ride as is.

    steel wool + paint = problem solved.

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