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Old 09-18-05, 09:05 PM   #1
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Bike painting and rust

Hey, I am stripping the paint off my bike and realize that I don't have a lot of time and it may take me a few days/weeks, can anyone tell me what I can do to temporarily stop rust on the parts where the paint has already been stripped? I heard the cooking oil will work, any other suggestions? I've already stripped paint in places through the original primer so leaving that on isn't really an option.
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Old 09-18-05, 09:19 PM   #2
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Go to Lowe's or Home Depot and get some Metal Etch or Prep and Primer - $5 a bottle. It will eat light surface rust and leave a phosphate coating on the metal which will protect from further rust. Works great.

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Old 09-18-05, 11:04 PM   #3
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Try a product called "Rust Converter". This stew chemically converts rust patches to black primer which can then be painted over. I've used it successfully on my Raleigh Sports and my DL-1. My brother also used it to good effect on his restoration cars.
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