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how can i fix a rusty bike?

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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
i have a bike for one of my kids that has been left out in the garden and has got a bit rusty.
it was brand new and quite expensive so would love o get it cleaned up rather than scrap it.
does anyone know how/if i can get rid of rust? the frame is fine but the chain and pedals ect are rusty.
would appreciate any suggestions!
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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banned 1 Like #1
try halfords - they will sell a rust remover i would imagine
1 Like #2
wd40..
1 Like #3
if it moves oil it. if it dosen't paint it. Try hamerite spray paint?
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Step 1
Apply lightweight oil such as WD-40 to the whole length of the chain. Rotate the pedals several times to ensure that the entire chain is oiled.
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Step 2

Wait several minutes for the oil to soak in.
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Step 3

Wrap a rag around the chain and vigorously wipe the oil, dirt and rust from the chain. Again, rotate the pedals several times.
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Step 4

Inspect the chain for links that don't flex freely. If you find one, oil it heavily and scrub off any visible rust with an old toothbrush.
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Step 5

Oil the entire chain a final time.
1 Like #5
my dad used to hammerite everything that went rusty when i was a kid.
#6
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51rWAlf0tLL._SL500_AA240_.jpg
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1 Like #7
If a part that is supposed to move has rusted so much you cant move it use penetrating oil. Dont know precisely how its different from WD40 but helped me to open a padlock that had rusted when WD40 was no good. Get it from a hardware store.
1 Like #8
Sandblasting is the usual way to remove rust from metal if you have anyone near you who does it. if not try using a very fine emery cloth wich is like sand paper but for metal.
#9
Buy new chain & pedals
1 Like #10
personally i would buy some grease and regrease the bearings in the hub and bottom bracket (if not a sealed unit) and spray GT85 on the chain and cables.

For the pedals just use some wirewool
#11
kroozing
Sandblasting is the usual way to remove rust from metal if you have anyone near you who does it. if not try using a very fine emery cloth wich is like sand paper but for metal.


look for bead or walnut shell blasting rather than sand as it can be a bit too abrasive deoending on what the frame is made from

should be able to get it blasted and powdercoated for around £30/40 if you ring around maybe cheaper
#12
cheers for all the help- i will try my best to get the rust off and any left i will give that hammerite a go.
thanks again
#13
Cif Cream it does actually work polished up a old antique door handle is good as new now

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