Re: [CR]removing light surface rust

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Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 09:05:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Michael Hendricks" <mixtemike@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]removing light surface rust
To: Jay Sexton <jvs@sonic.net>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <46C32024.9010206@sonic.net>


Jay, I think you're talking about "Naval Jelly" which is great stuff for heavy rust. My only complaint about it is that it's pretty toxic. As for light rust, I use really fine steel wool "0000" or I buy those scratchless pads that you find in the grocery store (white on one side sponge on the other" and a little solution of Simple Green. Works for me!

Mike Hendricks San Jose, Ca.

Jay Sexton <jvs@sonic.net> wrote: 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" To: "Classic Rendezvous" 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!

-s

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Michael Hendricks