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post #1 of 14 Old 03-22-2009, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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Rust on steering stem

How do I handle this rust on the steering stem (and some spotting the forks)? Is it just naval jelly and clear-coat as a preventative?

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That's pretty ugly. Florida does bad things to bikes.

I'd clean that up and powder coat it. A cheap way would be to clean it up and paint it.

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My 05 is starting to look like that, but not as bad...very light. I just spray with wd40 and wipe off the excess to keep it under control.Not sure if I can use a wire brush then paint it? Afraid about over spray on the other parts...

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I used a dremil with a wire brush attachment to buzz off the rust then taped off the forks with blue painters tape , I used a lacquer spray paint and just sprayed the paint into its own lid , then brushed it on with a fine model paint brush , the parts is rough enough that you don't see any brush strokes and it looked a heck of alot better than it did ...




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I spent a couple of hours yesterday removing layers of rust that had formed on my draw-tite front mount hitch mounted to my '00 Z71.

I'd used "rust treatment" in the Navy and since then with pretty good results. Yesterday, I was using a can of brush on Permatex that I had in the garage.

Google turned up this about aerosol Permatex rust treatment. Might be worth having a look:
http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/rust-treatment/

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I used a dremil with a wire brush attachment to buzz off the rust then taped off the forks with blue painters tape , I used a lacquer spray paint and just sprayed the paint into its own lid , then brushed it on with a fine model paint brush , the parts is rough enough that you don't see any brush strokes and it looked a heck of alot better than it did ...

Seems like a dremil would get A LOT of use since it's mentioned 834,765,912 times on this site. Anything special I need to know now that I am going to go buy one?

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Seems like a dremil would get A LOT of use since it's mentioned 834,765,912 times on this site. Anything special I need to know now that I am going to go buy one?
the cheep imitations work just as good as the name brand ones that is all ....




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the cheep imitations work just as good as the name brand ones that is all ....
Just curious, did you paint with a color (if so, which one) or just a clear coat?

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I used black .... the removal of the rust will discolor the silver color . I guess you could find a dull silver to match it ...




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Don't insert it into any body orifices is a really good tip.



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That's pretty ugly. Florida does bad things to bikes.

I'd clean that up and powder coat it. A cheap way would be to clean it up and paint it.
The rust problem is alive a nd well here in New England.

FYI: This surface rust problem has been around since the early days of the Hornet.

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My 9'er was bought new in October '08, and the rust on the stem started 1 month later. I'm in country Queensland, nowhere near the beach. The bike has 14,000 kays on it now and I've kept it the same with WD-40.
I wonder if I can pull it on the dealer as a warranty issue? I mean, gee 5 months old and rust already!

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