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Author Topic: Damn Rusty Scrape  (Read 524 times)

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Offline west.c.ridez

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Damn Rusty Scrape
« on: September 24, 2020, 10:47:46 pm »
Hi everyone,

I noticed when cleaning my Bolt today that there's a scrape right at the bottom of the frame, which looks to me rust has accumulated >:( Anyone know how to remove the rust and touch it up? Just got it from a previous owner couple days ago, so I would think it must have been there for a while since rust takes weeks to spread?


All I have is vinegar and Scotch-Brite, but I think scotch is too harsh on paint.

Thanks for your time and take care.




Offline Pir8

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Re: Damn Rusty Scrape
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2020, 11:26:39 pm »
Looks pretty superficial to me, but might as well fix it.

Here's a video of chrisfix fixing some MUCH worse rust on a car:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4vusY2-rkQ

Principle is the same, remove all of the rust with sand paper (don't go too deep, this is surface rust on a structural part). Keep in mind the scale.  Don't go an inch past the rust, just go a millimeter. Then repaint.  Can probably get away with touch up paint since it's not a visible portion of the bike.  Super easy. 

Offline west.c.ridez

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Re: Damn Rusty Scrape
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2020, 09:08:30 pm »
Looks pretty superficial to me, but might as well fix it.

Here's a video of chrisfix fixing some MUCH worse rust on a car:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4vusY2-rkQ

Principle is the same, remove all of the rust with sand paper (don't go too deep, this is surface rust on a structural part). Keep in mind the scale.  Don't go an inch past the rust, just go a millimeter. Then repaint.  Can probably get away with touch up paint since it's not a visible portion of the bike.  Super easy.

Thanks a ton!

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Offline UncleNos

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Re: Damn Rusty Scrape
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2020, 12:14:30 pm »
That is barely a blemish, I got my VX950 with rust everywhere. I am slowly working my way round it with a wire wheel and then primer and painting the repair. However in Scotland as a daily rider the rust comes faster than you can treat it.

Offline ShakerNorm

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Re: Damn Rusty Scrape
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2021, 12:03:14 am »
I wouldn't worry about it - Some parking lots have speed bumps that'll do that ever time you hit them....  :P
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Offline Crilly Wizard

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Re: Damn Rusty Scrape
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2021, 09:05:48 am »
I'm on my second can of Hammerite straight to rust black.
Another UK rider here, keeping the blacks rust free is a full time job.