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post #1 of 12 Old 10-24-2014, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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need some help with rust

Got a serious eye sore on my 9er's lower triple tree. Anyone know the best way to take care of it? CLR? Emery cloth?
I could just replace it but

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it looks like taking it off is a chore.
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post #2 of 12 Old 10-24-2014, 01:19 PM
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I've had good success in the past with products that aren't quite a pant - they are some kind of clear liquid chemical preparation that just knocks out the rust.

I'm not in your marketplace, so can't suggest a name, but going on the description, it's likely to be similar to this one:
SMART #3000 Rust Converter & Metal Treatment (formerly Right Stuff) | Sunbelt Chemicals

You'll find something useful if you stick with the words "rust convertor/-er" and maybe "metal conditioner".

You can apply it in really small amounts on specific areas with a kid's paint brush.

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Fwiw, at the first sign of rust on mine, I pulled the forks off, masked off the bike, and used a good metal bonding spray paint on them. I went black to match the rest of the bike.

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This: Evapo-Rustâ„¢ Rust Remover - 1 Gallon

I cannot say enough about this product; it is probably some of the best stuff that I have ever found. It's used by the military extensively, and since it works on ALL oxides, it's got a huge fanbase in gunsmiths for stripping bluing. I'll probably post up a review eventually, but it is some damn impressive stuff.

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Thanks guys. Looks like I can find something to help remove it or inhibit/paint over it. Might paint it a dark grey or something.

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I've used a wire brush mounted on a super fast drill, and than i used a super fine small wire brush mounted on a dremel to have access in those lil holes,,,
than, I've painted it with a rust-oleum spray can,,,its only surface rust, so don't wary unless u live by the proper beach...
good luck!

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Ok so took care of the rust problem. First I tried the Evapo-Rust stuff. After about 24hrs of treatment it took off most of the rust on some of the smaller stuff that I could soak. Nut/bolts etc. But on the bottom triple I had to apply it with a soaked paper towel and covered it with syran wrap. It didn'd do much good really.
So I masked off the surrounding parts of the bike and picked up some Rustoleum spray paint. At first I tried a primer that matched the color pretty well. I figured it would look fine. But after it dried it was way too light for my taste. So I used a glossy light gray and it came out great.

Masked up
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Initial primer
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Darker glossy paint. You can see the difference in color by the darker gray dot on the tape.
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Finished product.
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I also primed and painted the black cage that routes the wires/cables and mounts the blinkers and headlight. It had a few rust spots and since it's kinda thin AND a pain in the ass to get to, I figured I'd paint it while I had the chance. I painted it a semi-gloss black. I really wish the gray came in a semi-gloss. But I think it all came out ok.

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great job.
I've would have done it the same way but was too lazy to dismount the cluster and gauges....

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I tried using my dremel to get the rust off. But after breaking a few tips i gave up.

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Dremels can be pretty mean.

The job looks very nice, Garcia.

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Thanks man. I was probably doing it wrong.

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