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Advice needed: Cleaning the metal part on a selle italia turbo special saddle.

Old 12-17-11, 02:32 PM
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Advice needed: Cleaning the metal part on a selle italia turbo special saddle.

So I recently picked up a pretty good condition selle italia turbo special saddle.

However the metal bracket plates on the back of it have something that appears to be rust specks on it. Is there a quick and easy way to fix this?




Also, I have a selle italia super turbo. What exactly is the difference between the super turbo and the special turbo? Other than visually (metal vs plastic logo frames) I can't tell the difference.
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Old 12-17-11, 03:25 PM
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i would try some polishing compound.
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Try crumpled alminum foil rubbed in the direction of the brush pattern on the plates(I use a little bit of WD40 and it works well with the crumpled aluminum..
Try to do it in a small area first and of course you need to be careful not to hit the paited areas, but you can always repiant those if you damage the paint by accident.

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I do not think that metal foil will not work well for this problem. It will just discolor the original piece. I think that the emblem is anodized and the foil will do little to make it look better.

It could also be that the metal is just clear coated with the oxidation underneath. That might be repairable.

Of course, I could be wrong.
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DON'T use any abrasives on that. The metal is pitted and you'll lose some or all of that gold tint the name plate has. Clean it with soap and water then wax it.
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Originally Posted by Michael Angelo View Post
DON'T use any abrasives on that. The metal is pitted and you'll lose some or all of that gold tint the name plate has. Clean it with soap and water then wax it.
The soap and water made some difference...not much. Guess I'll just have to live with it. :/
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