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    Hey people, It's been a long time since I last rode my mountain bike. Having spent over £250 on the thing I saw it today and its gone rusty from the front frame. Damn British weather lol, I was wondering whats the best thing to get rid of rust on a bike ? any suggestions are welcomed.

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    :dontknow:

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=rus...ient=firefox-a
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    what metal is the frame? If it's stainless it will only be on the surface, so you should be able to lightly sand it off then polish the metal back up.
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    Try sandpaper

    Some rust is actually just "rust dust" So I think you'll be able to get rid of some of it with some soapy water.

    And I hope you put your bike somewhere inside and don't leave it outside all year :p: Because then it's really your fault.
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    lol its not my fault, my dad left it out lol, hmm i've got some sand paper ill try that
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    (Original post by Myth717)
    lol its not my fault, my dad left it out lol, hmm i've got some sand paper ill try that
    Put it in the shed/garage next time :p:
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    'peek' metal polish is pretty good for polishing stainless/ally up btw.
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    ye i knw lol, someone told me to use vinegar ? any good ?
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    thnx lodzinki ill try that, ps cool avatar !
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    (Original post by Myth717)
    ye i knw lol, someone told me to use vinegar ? any good ?
    :confused: That's acid... wouldn't it just eat away at the metal even more?
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    (Original post by SillyFencer)
    :confused: That's acid... wouldn't it just eat away at the metal even more?
    Well vinegar is a bit weak but you have a point... I wouldn't do it, just to be safe
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    ahh kk
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    (Original post by whitepearlbaby)
    Well vinegar is a bit weak but you have a point... I wouldn't do it, just to be safe
    The pH of vinegar depends upon how much acid is present, but most commercial distilled white vinegars contain 5% acetic acid and have a pH of about 2.4.

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_pH_of_vinegar

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    thnx 4 science lesson fencer lol
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    (Original post by Myth717)
    thnx 4 science lesson fencer lol
    See you all next week when we discuss the biology of butterflies...


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    (Original post by SillyFencer)
    The pH of vinegar depends upon how much acid is present, but most commercial distilled white vinegars contain 5% acetic acid and have a pH of about 2.4.

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_pH_of_vinegar

    I'd still say that's quite weak compared to a concentrated acid
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    vinegar could corrode - if it is anodised ally it stands a possibility of fux0ring it totally.
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    :P spencer lol, thnx for your help u 2 thnx Pearlbaby
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    tbf fencer, I post answers on that site occasionally, so don't take everything on there as true :p:
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    (Original post by whitepearlbaby)
    I'd still say that's quite weak compared to a concentrated acid
    lol, yeah - thought I could blag that one. I can't actually remember the difference between a strong and weak acid... something to do with the concentration of hydrogen?
 
 
 
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