Re: [CR]removing oxidation from crankarms

(Example: Framebuilding:Restoration)

Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 10:55:20 -0500
From: "sasha eysymontt" <>
To: classicrendezvous <>
Subject: Re: [CR]removing oxidation from crankarms
References: <>

On 2/23/06, David Bilenkey <> wrote:
> Sasha
> That oxidation is because the anodizing had become pitted. You can try
> polishing with Simichrome or similar, but in my experience you actually
> need to strip off the anodizing, sand out the pits and oxidation and then
> either buff and polish or get them re-anodized. IMHO these cranks aren't
> worth
> that effort as they are relatively available in excellent condition.

Unfortunately, it's a set of Superbe Pro -track- crankarms, which sadly are a little harder to come by. I'm going to give Flitz/Simichrome a shot and see if it'll do anything, but if not, hey, beater cranks!

Thanks folks,


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