How to Remove Rust From Bicycle Handles

How to Remove Rust From Bicycle Handles
Do you have a bicycle that has been through some tough conditions? Or maybe you have rescued a bike from the junk pile and want to restore it. Rusty handlebars are a common problem in these situations, but they can usually be saved. You only need some basic materials and some elbow grease to bring these handlebars back to life with a shiny chrome finish that is just like new.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Fine steel wool
  • Liquid chrome polish
  • Clean rags
 
Step 1
Apply some of the metal polish to the steel wool and begin to rub the rusty parts of the handlebars. Use a firm back and forth motion along the length of the handlebars. Continue until you see the rust removed.
Step 2
Wipe away all of the residue, and polish with a clean rag. Try to leave the bars relatively clean, but don't buff them yet.
Step 3
Apply a liberal dose of the chrome polish to another clean rag, and apply it all over the handlebars, but focus more on the spots where there was rust.
Step 4
Allow the polish to dry to a haze, then use another clean rag to buff it to a glossy shine.
 

Article Written By Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith began writing for Demand Studios in May of 2009 and has since written over 1400 articles for them. He also writes for "The College Baseball Newsletter." He attended the University of New Mexico, and has more than 25 years of experience in the business world.

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