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How to remove rust on bicycle?

Postby Jennifer » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:30 pm

Is there any way to remove rust on metal that are supposed to be stainless steel?

I am trying to rid the rust on the bicycle.

TIA your recommendations.

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Re: How to remove rust on bicycle?

Postby ChiefKiasu » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:37 pm

Jennifer wrote:Is there any way to remove rust on metal that are supposed to be stainless steel?

I am trying to rid the rust on the bicycle.

TIA your recommendations.


Not sure if it is the right thing to do, but I always use WD-40. Seems to get rid of creaking sounds quite well.

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Re: How to remove rust on bicycle?

Postby lapapillion » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:37 pm

You can buy those 3M products that can remove kitchen stains, it works on rust also. After that coat it with either oil or some sprays (again from 3M or other such brands), depending on which part of the bicycle you're talking about.

A steel wool will work too, but be prepared to get your hands dirty..

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Re: How to remove rust on bicycle?

Postby tankee » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:38 pm

a lazy way is to use WD-40, available in DIY and some supermarket's hardware section.

spray some wd-40 over the rusty part, wait for a while and wipe with dry cloth.

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Re: How to remove rust on bicycle?

Postby Jennifer » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:00 pm

tankee wrote:a lazy way is to use WD-40, available in DIY and some supermarket's hardware section.

spray some wd-40 over the rusty part, wait for a while and wipe with dry cloth.


I just found a can of Selleys RP7 at home - printed can loosen rusted parts, protects agst rust & metal corrosion. Contents can ignited easily. Like dangerous item to use hor?

Is WD40 similar to this RP7?

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Re: How to remove rust on bicycle?

Postby ChiefKiasu » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:04 pm

Jennifer wrote:I just found a can of Selleys RP7 at home - printed can loosen rusted parts, protects agst rust & metal corrosion. Contents can ignited easily. Like dangerous item to use hor?

Is WD40 similar to this RP7?


They are the same. But if you go to your neighbourhood store, you must speak Super Ah Pek language. And super ah peks only know WD-40. Saying RP7 will likely earn you blank looks :)

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Re: How to remove rust on bicycle?

Postby Jennifer » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:18 pm

ChiefKiasu wrote:
Jennifer wrote:I just found a can of Selleys RP7 at home - printed can loosen rusted parts, protects agst rust & metal corrosion. Contents can ignited easily. Like dangerous item to use hor?

Is WD40 similar to this RP7?


They are the same. But if you go to your neighbourhood store, you must speak Super Ah Pek language. And super ah peks only know WD-40. Saying RP7 will likely earn you blank looks :)


:laugh: no worries lah, I super ah soh, can communicate one lah :wink: worse case, show photo lor ah soh also know how to take photo with handphone :imcool:

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Re: How to remove rust on bicycle?

Postby Jennifer » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:18 pm

:thankyou: for all the advice at this hour.

Good night.

Will post what happen after WD40 or RP7 application.

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Re: How to remove rust on bicycle?

Postby Jennifer » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:02 am

Tried the RP7 application this morning. The rust came off onto the cloth. But the stem is rusty coloured, not shiny metal look.

http://visual.merriam-webster.com/trans ... icycle.php

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Re: How to remove rust on bicycle?

Postby ChiefKiasu » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:12 am

Jennifer wrote:Tried the RP7 application this morning. The rust came off onto the cloth. But the stem is rusty coloured, not shiny metal look.

http://visual.merriam-webster.com/trans ... icycle.php


I don't think you can get the "good as new" effect with WD-40 or RP7. Have you been watching too much "Kings of Restoration" on History channel :lol:
For me, I'm just happy I don't hear the creaks anymore.

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