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Rust/Corrosion on brake stops - any maintenance tip or fix?

Old 11-08-16, 07:18 AM
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Rust/Corrosion on brake stops - any maintenance tip or fix?

I asked regarding handlebar ding/dent in framebuilder thread and my brake cable stops may be a bigger problem due to rust/corrosion. I thought I would get more advice on how to maintain brake stops generally. I included photos of dent and brake cable stops. I guess I can sand and repaint. Any recommendation on paint or paint spray on bike frame touch such as this? TIA.
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I asked regarding handlebar ding/dent in framebuilder thread and my brake cable stops may be a bigger problem due to rust/corrosion. I thought I would get more advice on how to maintain brake stops generally. I included photos of dent and brake cable stops. I guess I can sand and repaint. Any recommendation on paint or paint spray on bike frame touch such as this? TIA.
You don't have to be as concerned about corrosion on an aluminum bike as you do on a steel bike. Steel will continue to rust in the presence of water will aluminum forms an insoluble oxide that acts as a barrier.

If it's important to you, you can use a wire brush to remove the oxide layer and expose bare metal then cover it with paint. But it's not that critical.
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