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Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

#1 2010-05-29 7:34am

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Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

I have a chrome cruiser frame and I'd like to treat INSIDES the tubes for rust. The chrome had minor rust, that came off super easy with 0000 brass wool. I saw minor rust inside the seat tubes and seat stay tubes, so I'd like to get it.

Before I go out and buy a kid's pool and give the frame an oa or vinegar bath, thought I'd check to see if there's a tidier way.  Thanks. Joe.


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#2 2010-05-29 3:18pm

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Re: Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

I've been wondering the same thing.  In all my restorations so far I have never done anything to protect the inside tubing.

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#3 2010-05-29 3:51pm

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Re: Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

I hear you. I'd like to avoid the vinegar or oa bath. It's a 26" f/f.
I suppose I could fill the inside tubes with vinegar or an oa solution and stop the tube end openings. Hmm...


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I've been wondering the same thing.  In all my restorations so far I have never done anything to protect the inside tubing.


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#4 2010-05-29 4:08pm

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Re: Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

The way I've read, after OA and vinegar baths you're supposed to do something to neutralize the acid.  Like I said, I never have for the inside.  I usually just treat the outside with Mother's chrome polish.

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#5 2010-05-29 4:27pm

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Re: Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

In the past I have OA frames, let them dry thouroughly and then sprayed in that bicycle frame saver stuff.  It is made by J.P. Weigle Cycles.  Kind of expensive ($15), but one can will treat several frames.

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#6 2010-05-29 6:05pm

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Re: Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

Cool.  Thanks for sharing.  I didn't know it existed.

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#7 2010-05-29 7:36pm

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Re: Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

A can of automotive fogging oil will coat the insides well as it gets into every nook and cranny. Cheap, effective and can be had at any auto parts store.

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#8 2010-05-29 9:08pm

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Re: Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

Thanks for those suggestions. Much appreciated. Will definitely give one or both a go. Joe


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#9 2010-05-30 10:17pm

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Re: Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

home hardware sells a product by KROWN  called kl 73...most auto body shopss that do oil undercoating on cars for the winter use this KROWN  product...sold in a spray and buy the gallon...you should be able to coat the insides pretty good....


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#10 2010-05-30 10:30pm

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Re: Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

This product is supposed to work well, too.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc173/whelenpics/00316a.jpg

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#11 2010-06-03 4:23am

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Re: Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

I used the J.P. Weigle on a frame that I knew I would be leaving outside for errands around the neighborhood.

As I used it I realized it bore a very strong resemblance to linseed oil (I'm a painter). The stuff is expensive and hasn't done much. To be fair any steel bike left outside is probably toast.

Next time I think I'll try the automotive stuff, or just stop up the ends of the tubes, fill them with linseed oil, and let it drain out. That'll leave a nice coating inside when it dries which will probably do more than anything to protect the tubes.

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#12 2010-06-03 5:46am

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Lanolin spray is good.


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#13 2010-06-03 9:53pm

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Re: Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

Geez u guys are all rookies. i always use OSPHO. This liquid product neutralizes rust and becomes a pre primer. I buy it at local body shop supply store. http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/us … word=ospho


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#14 2010-06-13 11:33pm

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Re: Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

We were ahead of the game! Back in the 1985 we rode our bikes in snow & ice & sprayed our GT, Privateer, Cyclecraft & Rl20 frameholes with WD-40...somebody has our preserved frames today!


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#15 2010-06-14 8:51am

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Re: Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

MiamiVice wrote:

We were ahead of the game! Back in the 1985 we rode our bikes in snow & ice & sprayed our GT, Privateer, Cyclecraft & Rl20 frameholes with WD-40...somebody has our preserved frames today!

WD-40 is not a rust inhibitor.  More of a cleaner/lubricant.  Not recommended.

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#16 2010-06-14 2:27pm

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Re: Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

tmac wrote:

MiamiVice wrote:

We were ahead of the game! Back in the 1985 we rode our bikes in snow & ice & sprayed our GT, Privateer, Cyclecraft & Rl20 frameholes with WD-40...somebody has our preserved frames today!

WD-40 is not a rust inhibitor.  More of a cleaner/lubricant.  Not recommended.

yes but when we did it there was NO RUST:cool:


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#17 2011-01-22 5:40am

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Re: Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

Let's bump this thread.

I'm interested in the Ospho stuff.

I'm going to see if I can find it locally.

Have any of you guys besides Butler used this stuff? big_smile


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#18 2011-01-22 8:05am

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#19 2011-01-22 8:25am

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Re: Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

marking this so I don't lose it.

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#20 2011-01-22 8:51am

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Re: Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

Just an update on OSPHO . wipe off any extra that gets on chrome. If it dries on chrome it will etch it.


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#21 2011-01-22 9:05am

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Re: Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

I have always sprayed the inside of my frames with wd40..after seeing that frame saver stuff
Im going to have to try that.

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#22 2011-01-22 9:12am

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Re: Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

I've got this stuff and it works great. Google it and read up on it.
http://www.theruststore.com/Boeshield-T … 7QodCzRbGg


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#23 2011-01-22 9:38am

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Re: Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

Some good info here. cool


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#24 2011-01-22 10:03am

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Damn! If Boeing uses it its gotta be good!!


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#25 2011-01-22 12:50pm

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Re: Inside frame tubes: Rust treatment suggestions

marked.


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