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My bike and I spent 6 months on the Oregon Coast. The surf, crashing up against the cliffs, caused the salt water to atomize. That salt was all over everything; it rained almost daily and that salty water from the road absolutely covered the bike. Rust popped up everywhere. Since I've moved back to Portland I've flushed all that salt off as best I can, but the rust remains and a great deal of it is in spots that don't really allow for scrubbing away. Do you know of a product that can be sprayed on the rust to stop/perhaps reverse that process? The rust is only on chrome pieces (like where the mirror stems meet and join the mirror. Thanks in advance, Jon
 

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never herd of anything to stop, or reverse the rusting from salt. I do know that taking the pieces that are infected with rust off the bike, cleaning and polishing them will get 'em shinny again!! then a couple quick shots of clear coat will help protect them, for a while atleast.
 

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Vinegar with stop rust "in its tracks", however the end product is blackened components, insteadda rust...
Black is better`n rust, in my opinion;)
Polishing will restore metal color as suggested

 

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Tried and true results...
Vinegar with stop rust "in its tracks", however the end product is blackened components, insteadda rust...
Black is better`n rust, in my opinion;)
Polishing will restore metal color as suggested

Well, that will be cheap and easy. I suspect I'll be able to limit the area blackened if I just dab it on with a q-tip. Tell me though, it rains pretty regularly in Portland; do you suspect I'll be fighting the same rusted areas over and over again as the vinegared area gets washed off? Thanks
 

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Well, that will be cheap and easy. I suspect I'll be able to limit the area blackened if I just dab it on with a q-tip. Tell me though, it rains pretty regularly in Portland; do you suspect I'll be fighting the same rusted areas over and over again as the vinegared area gets washed off? Thanks
It will only blacken the area where the rust is. You don't have ot worry about dabbing it. Coke and aluminum foil works good to.
 

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Tell me though, it rains pretty regularly in Portland; do you suspect I'll be fighting the same rusted areas over and over again as the vinegared area gets washed off? Thanks
It rains in Portland? :twisted:
 

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Never hear of WD-40?
You betch'a. WD-40 is my all purpose 'go to'. And undoubtedly the least expensive of any ( that I've utilized ) 'all purpose' solutions.

Here's a link to cleaning rust...

How to Use WD-40 to Remove Rust (with Pictures) | eHow

It's time consuming but it works.

Fortunately my machines don't have rust. But I use WD-40 on just about every moving part of them. Especially the chain. Yes, the chain ( on the Bandit ). No fancy schmancy expensive custom chain lubes. Just a 3 buck can'a WD-40. Works on everything.

I wouldn't advise brushing your teeth with it, though. :mrgreen:
 
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