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Best ways to remove rust from my Miyata 610?

Old 09-17-18, 07:21 PM
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Best ways to remove rust from my Miyata 610?

Iím happy to say my Miyata 610 arrivedvia FedEx today from Portland, OR. Iím in Toronto and although itís very hot & humid here now (27íC ++), it wonít be long before the much cooler weather arrives so I need to give a thorough cleaning and repacking. It turns out IíM the one who is rusty. I havenít done any bike maintenance in about 35 years!

will folks please recommend the best ways to remove rust from the frame and chrome pieces as well as the bikeís nuts and bolts. I thought I might use CLR but a quick internet search advises that I use tin foil and lime juice! Say what? Really?

Sadly, it looks like my cousin left my bike out in the rain for a couple of years or maybe it was just the humidity in Portland but thereís a ton more rust on her than I expected.

Iíd greatly appreciate your suggestions.

Thank you in advance.

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pS Iím nicknaming her Miya!

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Old 09-17-18, 07:37 PM
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Try steel wool first. Works good on chrome for me. For deeper rust, phosphoric acid will neutralize the rust, but you wanna cover up the now-bare metal ASAP with some kind of touch-up paint, or it will just rust again.
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Try steel wool first. Works good on chrome for me. For deeper rust, phosphoric acid will neutralize the rust, but you wanna cover up the now-bare metal ASAP with some kind of touch-up paint, or it will just rust again.
Quick spray of Clear Coat works for this
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I use both steel wool (the really fine stuff) as well as aluminum foil. Both work well. I usually use a few drops of whatever degreasing solvent/cleaner I have on hand (right now it’s Park stuff), and that has always worked for me. For a few of the really stubborn spots, I have scraped the rust off with a razor blade, the used the steel wool.
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Evapo-Rust, Oxalic acid
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