I think you're right - Picklex would do a great job of protecting the frame from corrosion and is also a paint prep product. The problem of late is that it seems impossible to get any of the stuff. I have used it a bit and suggested it's use as a bicycle restoration product (it kills rust) - but alas, I have been unable to get my hands on any more of it. Freddy has apparently moved recently and I have copied a recent post below from the framebuilder's list about Freddy's contact info. I have not had a chance to try to get in touch with him myself so I don't know any more than that.
Roman Stankus Atlanta, Ga.
Mr. Parr has relocated to Cochise County (Douglas Arizona) and while he still does not have access to the internet, he wanted me to convey to all of you his new phone number. I am sure he will want to be back in business as soon as possible. Please call him for any of your welding/brazing supply needs.
His phone number is 520-364-4672, once again it is 520-364-4672.
-----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Jason Cloutier Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 6:32 PM To: Classic Rendezvous Subject: [CR]Protecting raw steel for storage
Picklex was developed for protecting steel tubes prior to frame building, but it may also be good for this application. Fred Parr, long time frame builder, had a hand in developing this product, as far as I know. Fred's website is http://www.cycledesign.org/fmart/index.htm and contains information about Picklex.
Also try http://www.picklex.com for more information.
Does anybody have current contact information for Fred Parr?
Jason Cloutier Pawtucket, RI
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