Bicycle Rust Removal Information

Bicycle Rust Removal Information
It's as easy as finding a steel wool brush and safety gloves; with only a little bit of work, you can easily remove the rust from your bicycle.
 

 

 
 

Identification

Any flaky reddish-brown or yellow "stain" on materials containing iron can easily be identified as rust; especially in wet, cool environments.

Types

Rust can be removed from your bicycle by simply rubbing it away using a steel wool brush and safety gloves to protect from splinters, but other methods include using a light oil or other household items.

Considerations

Consider using soda pop or a form of citric acid such as lime juice to help lift the rust as you abrasively rub the surface with a fine steel wool brush; these household products are effective, cheap and easy to find.

Warning

When using such products as citrus acid, thoroughly wash the area with a soapy towel and water as remaining acid could weaken the metal, according to instructables.com.

Benefits

Because rust corrodes the metal on your bike, removing it will greatly improve your bike's overall performance, increase the life of your bike chain, and help keep your brake lines up and running.

 

Resources

Article Written By william dingwall

William Dingwall is an artist and graphic designer. His work can be seen in many Fort Collins galleries and around town. Dingwall has a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with concentrations in painting and graphic design from Colorado State University. He writes professionally for Demand Studios.

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