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#1 2007-01-03 5:48pm

troy
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Removing rust

I'm having a little trouble removing rust from my chrome Panda frame. It had been sitting in a damp barn with a dirt floor for years. I've been using C.L.R. and steel wool and most of the rust is gone. It's the corners, welds and behind the gussets that are giving me the most trouble. Any cheap suggestions. Are there any solvent that won't damage the chrome???
Thanks

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#2 2007-01-03 8:16pm

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Re: Removing rust

Troy, the best thing I found is very fine steel whool (0000) and wd-40! And don't forget to use elbow grease, lots of elbow grease!!!!!!!!!!!


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#3 2007-01-03 8:24pm

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Re: Removing rust

i gat a can of this stuff from tha auto parts store ill post the name tommarra when i get to work.it has some chem. that turns it kinda black. works good on rust spots and the build up thats left is black and crusty and can be knocked off with a razor knife easily.and at most a lil dark spot will be left if the rust made it all the way thru the chrom but you have to look really close to see em. i have done a set of 1 piece cranks and a set of landing gear forks today and they look great!!!

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#4 2007-01-03 8:55pm

adiec72
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Re: Removing rust

soak it in oxalic acid for 24 hours - problem solved.

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#5 2007-01-03 9:11pm

RL20II
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Re: Removing rust

was'nt there a post recently about citric acid and getting chrome clean?...from memory: 75g bag of citric acid powder and water in a container big enough to fit said part in?...may need more for a frame i dunno...
Me, myself and I normally do the Elbow grease and steel wool combo then i polish with a cloth wheel for a nice finish.


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#6 2007-01-03 9:31pm

adiec72
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Re: Removing rust

call me lazy but the beauty of oxalic (you guys call it wood bleach) is that there's no effort involved at all! Just take it out and rinse it down every 4-6 hours. Leaves decals intact too.

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#7 2007-01-04 12:04am

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Re: Removing rust

NEVER use any STEEL WOOL on chrome unless you want to trash it!Use copper or brass wool or better yet oxylic acid (as mentioned above already).....Steel wool is harder than chrome plating and causes micro abrasions.......They show up in direct sunlight and will eventually rust worse than the original stuff you are removing........


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#8 2007-01-04 12:10am

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Re: Removing rust

even w/ 0000 grit???????


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#9 2007-01-04 12:12am

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Re: Removing rust

Any grade....The steel is actually harder than chrome plating....The 0000 just makes smaller (harder to see scratches)......


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#10 2007-01-04 12:14am

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Re: Removing rust

ok thanks!


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#11 2007-01-04 12:23am

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Re: Removing rust

No problem this has been discussed at great length on other boards in the past.....Maybe we could have a rust removal FAQ somewhere on site?


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#12 2007-01-04 12:28am

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Re: Removing rust

I guess I have just never really looked that hard, I have never noticed it leaving scratches! Or obviously I would have quit! lol


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#13 2007-01-04 12:31am

BMXinSF
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Re: Removing rust

A general repair/restoration Bulletin board would be awesome. We could post before/afters, etc. That way we wouldn't have miles of forum posts on the same subjects.


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#14 2007-01-04 2:56am

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Re: Removing rust

I'm thinking..... isnt "BMX Restoration" exactly what we are tryin to do here?


Now if it was "just" getting rust off metal...Molasses and water mixed together is good....hehe it'll eat the rust outta rusty snakes buttz....big_smile takes a few days tho but is damned good my old man(may he rest in motorcycle heaven in peace) used to use it while restoring old british motorcycles : A usefull link

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#15 2007-01-04 6:10am

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Re: Removing rust

i use chromax and it work great......


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#16 2007-01-04 8:36am

troy
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Re: Removing rust

Thanks guys for all the suggestions. I'll post my bike when i'm done.

*Troy*


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#17 2007-01-04 8:42am

jonnycabani
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Re: Removing rust

Love the Oxalic acid. Amazing results. Dont waste anytime on anything else. That stuff is the best.

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#18 2007-01-04 2:08pm

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Re: Removing rust

NO NO NO NO....REMEMBER THE SUPERGOOSE I CLEANED IN MY POST??? C.L.R AND 24 HOUR SOAK...THE BEST IN THE WORLD...WILL DESOLVE SRFACE RUST INSTANTLY   THEN ALL YOU NEED IS A SOFT TOOTHBRUS TO RUN OVER THE WELDS THE WALLLAH   I PROMISE JUST TRY IT...MAKES A MIRROR FINISH ON CHROME...smile


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#19 2007-01-04 4:12pm

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Re: Removing rust

i used egal one never dull and then hit it with mothers polish

rc


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#20 2007-01-04 9:24pm

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Re: Removing rust

I was told today that you can use tin foil to get rust off of chrome!
Try it! Rub it over the rust on your chrome frame, that's definately a cheap way to do it. All the other suggestions are great too.

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#21 2007-01-06 2:07pm

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Re: Removing rust

Oxalic acid!

BEFORE:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b64/VNSVLE/IMG_0776.jpg
DURING:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b64/VNSVLE/IMG_0780.jpg
AFTER:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b64/VNSVLE/IMG_0784.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b64/VNSVLE/IMG_0783.jpg

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#22 2007-01-06 2:44pm

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Re: Removing rust

and if you cant find occilic acid...C.L.R.  SURELY YOU CAN FIND AT LEAT ONE...  http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o172/roosterbullet/add9_1.jpg http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o172/roosterbullet/100_0487.jpg


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#23 2007-01-06 2:49pm

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Re: Removing rust

WHOOPS YOU HAVE C.L.R MY BAD...TO GET IT OUT OF THE GUSSET ON THIS GOOSE I SOAKED IT IN .25 PART WATER AND .75 PART CLR 48 HRS THEN USE A TOOTH BRUSH TO GET UP IN THERE AND IT WILL COME OUT...ALOT OF TIMES THE RUST LOOKS LIKE ITS STILL IN THERE WHEN ALL YOU GOTTA DO IS WIPE IT OUT AFTER A SOAK...IT DOSENT ALWAYS JUST FLOAT OFF...HOPE THAT HELPS


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#24 2007-01-06 4:03pm

valuevintagebmx
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Re: Removing rust

Where would you get Oxalic acid from? and is it cheaper then CLR?
How many bottles of CLR do you need to completely soak a frame?
I didn't think that they came in very big bottles...Great suggestions guys!
I look forward to further responses.

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#25 2007-01-06 4:37pm

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Re: Removing rust

http://www.vintagebmx.com/cgi-bin/ultim … 4;t=004702

Found all my answers I needed on that link to oxalic acid rust remover. 15 pages of rust removing help!

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