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Old 12-19-18, 11:43 PM
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Frame saver...

So the all knowing google has thrown me for a loop again. Iíve only ever owned steel frames and have never coated the inside tubing with anything. I live in a very dry climate, and my bikes are always kept inside. My Ďniceí bikes are never used in rainy weather etc... and Iíve never had an issue with internal rust on any of my bicycles.

I just picked up a new frame so my question is... should I hose down the inside with something? I know frame saver is the go to... but would WD40 give me the same piece of mind? Knowing the conditions my bikes are ridden / kept am I fine without it? I know not to allow it to interact with greased areas. Iíve heard it requires a couple days of dry time, correct? What do you guys do to prep your frames for a build?
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interesting. i've been using frame saver. getting my bare knuckle stripped and repainted will probably give fluid film a try.
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I've done several bikes with AMSOil Heavy Metal Protection. Much cheaper than framesaver, works quite well and is probably better protection. One $8 can will do 3 bikes. Drawback is that AMSOIl is a little odd to work with. I had to set up a commercial account to buy it from their distributer in a business park and deal with a slightly odd saleswoman at her house in my town the next time. But both experiences were easy and cheap. And no, they did not keep bugging me by mail, phone, e-mail or otherwise.
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I generally use some form of frame saver. It is just good piece of mind.

Generally what I would recommend is facing and chasing everything (unless already done which some nicer frames are) and cleaning as needed then spraying the insides with framesaver (in my case pro-gold because they were out of J.P. Weigel's at the time and I still have some left in the can so not gonna waste it) and then properly stuffing it to prevent leaks and then shaking it all around let it dry and clean out the head tube and BB and seat tube areas and then assemble.
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