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Old 11-17-2011, 09:22 PM   #1
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Dealing with rust Help if you can

I got my 96 HD sportster recently and it has quite a bit of rust on it. generally old age neglect rust spots scattered everywhere and 2 really rusted out rods (just the surface so no worries of it breaking). they're the rods for my brake and shifter. I was wondering what the best way to deal with these 2 rust problems. and if the rods are cheap and easy enough to go ahead and replace rather than deal with it.
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WD 40 ...or take a fine sand paper and clean it...then clear coat or paint it..
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WD 40 ...or take a fine sand paper and clean it...then clear coat or paint it..
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WD 40 ...or take a fine sand paper and clean it...then clear coat or paint it..
any kind of clear coat?
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any kind of clear coat?
Well, clear automotive paint sprayed from a real spray gun would be best but clear Krylon is better than nothing.

Be sure you have cleaned it thoroughly with alcohol or similar solvent, that leaves no residue before you paint it.
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Powder coating would be best...if u want to spend...i like engine enamel paint...seems to stick better ...but anything to prevent further corrosion is good.. I use to spray WD 40 on all exposed metals when i lived in ohio...the salt left after the snow is poison to exposed metals..
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Ok reading everything over, i think i wasnt too clear on where the rust was. Its on chrome...does that make any difference?
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try cleaning/ buffing it with chrome polish....Heard COKE cleans chrome good,,
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Trying to coat over chrome will look like rather quickly...
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Ok reading everything over, i think i wasnt too clear on where the rust was. Its on chrome...does that make any difference?
rub it out with 000 steelwool. wd40 to inhibit rust.
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Powder coating would be best...if u want to spend...i like engine enamel paint...seems to stick better ...but anything to prevent further corrosion is good.. I use to spray WD 40 on all exposed metals when i lived in ohio...the salt left after the snow is poison to exposed metals..
i was going to say take the parts off and see if a plating shop can remove rust and apply some nickel, chrome, or other plating. imo, wd40 is too thin for a rust preventer. it was designed as a Water Displacement formula.
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rub it out with 000 steelwool. wd40 to inhibit rust.
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You may be surprised how well it turns out.

Just go easy on the rubbing because it will scratch the chrome if you use too much pressure.
There's only so much you can do so it won't be perfect but rust is easier to prevent than it is to fix.

BTW my earlier suggestion to put clear on it won't work on chrome. You will just have to stay on top of it now that the chrome surface has been breached. No big deal.
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:/ great. Previous owner let it sit for five years and the bike gets to pay for his negligence.
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I have a 883 and a 1200 hd engine disassembled send me a pic i might have what you want i also have wide glide triple with a bit of rake on it
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