Posted - Dec 16 2005 : 11:32:21 AM
Of course for those of us into vintage bikes rust removal is a major task. I've been looking for something to make it a bit easier. Many parts I just don't want to bead blast, either for reasons of contanimation or the destruction of the surface finish.
I came across this stuff:
recommend in a vintage car article, thought I'd give it a try.
Results are here: http://www.jrbranson.com/showandtell-2.htm
Stuff is the tits...be patient, let it work, when they say it needs to be 60+ degree to work....it does. I put stuff in a jar with a light bulb next to it...get's up to about 98 degrees...works fasters that way.
Much better than tring to get every spec of rust with a power brush, scotch brite etc. Of course the surface remains pitted with badly rusted parts, you can always hit that with a power brush if you want it smoother...but this stuff gets all the nooks and crannies.
Worth it to keep a jug around. Obviously it works great on complex objects like the brake linkage in the photo.