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    What is "Rust proofing the frame"

    Ha folks,I was going through the forum an noticed some people said there LBS was "rust proofing" their steel frames before assembly or delivery.

    What is this? and What should I expect them to do?

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burningman
    Ha folks,I was going through the forum an noticed some people said there LBS was "rust proofing" their steel frames before assembly or delivery.

    What is this? and What should I expect them to do?

    Thank you
    It means they are having the inside of the frame tubing (which is where most problematic rust occurs) treated with a product that will leave a residual coating, preventing rust. Probably the best and most popular product for this is called "Frame Saver," it's made especially for this-

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    Thank you,very much

    I've ordered a LHT and will now see if they can do this....beautiful

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    I highly recommend you do this, especially if you live in a damp climate or plan to ride in wet conditions. It's probably the cheapest and best "upgrade" you can do on a steel bike, and it's fun, too!

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    thread bookmarked. Hopefully I'll remember this when I get around to spagging my next bike, which will definitely be steel.

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    hey, can this be done retrospectively or does enough gunk build up inside once you've had the frame a while to render it less effective?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipperton
    hey, can this be done retrospectively or does enough gunk build up inside once you've had the frame a while to render it less effective?
    Framesaver says it's ok to apply over light rust. Personally I would get rid of the rust first by soaking the frame and fork in a solution of oxalic acid (aka wood bleach), since you can't see how bad the rust may be in the nooks and crannies of a frame. Either route you take you will need to strip the bike down first since the Framesaver leaves behind a waxy residue that would gum up your bearings otherwise.
    Last edited by McDave; 05-31-07 at 06:35 AM.

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