Rusty bike

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Rusty bike

Post: #288203 fruitfly
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:55 pm

What is the best and/or easiest way to remove rust from the painted and unpainted parts of a bike?

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Re: Rusty bike

Post: #288204 diggernotdreamer
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:13 pm

The easiest way by far to do the job is to take it to your local vapour blaster or shot blaster which will take off all traces of old paint and rust, failing that, you can take get wire brush to attach to your drill, or use wirewool, a rough grade scotchbrite and sandpaper.

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Re: Rusty bike

Post: #288381 fruitfly
Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:42 am

Hurrah! Someone did it for me, interestingly, using aluminium foil scrunched up, just on the unpainted areas. It worked a treat.


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