[CR]removing light surface rust

(Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi)

Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 08:47:48 -0700
From: "Jay Sexton" <jvs@sonic.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: [CR]removing light surface rust

Sasha, why don't you try that stuff that you can apply directly to rust which neutralizes it and at the same time preps it for an overcoat of paint? Don't know the name, but I have heard about it from numerous people I know. I think it might be available from the obvious paint stores, hardware stores and auto parts stores. I think it's marketed to car devotees.

Jay Sexton Sebastopol, CA

From: "sasha eysymontt" <sashae@gmail.com> To: "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Subject: [CR]removing light surface rust? Message-ID: <1e4701b80708150822m6624a695wfef671404953f71e@mail.gmail.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Precedence: list Message: 14

Hey all,

I've got a KOF 3Rensho frame that exhibits a tiny amount of surface rust on the paint -- no bubbling, barely any roughness. Is there any sort of mild solution I could use to try to remove it and then re-clearcoat the spots without damaging the surrounding paint? Is oxalic acid (good for mild chrome rust, I know) or a thin solution of Barkeeper's Friend going to be tough on the rust without damaging the paint?

Suggestions are appreciated!

Obligatory lug porn shot: http://boxwood.subtle.org/se/gallery/lavender3rensho/lav3rensho04 -- serious shorelining!