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Rusty Chrome

Postby Lusciousthelock » Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:03 pm

Hiya,

I've been given a rear folding rack / back rest which will be handy taking my youngest daughter for a ride. It is however, quite rusty and pitted. I know I can clean it up so it wont look hideous but from previous experience I know the rust will come back eventually, so whats best to use for a more permanent solution? Clean and seal in paint or clear lacquer? Any ideas?
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Re: Rusty Chrome

Postby NICK » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:04 pm

wd40 wiped over? Or do what I do a good polish with a nylon scouring pad. Cheers
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Re: Rusty Chrome

Postby Lusciousthelock » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:21 am

Today I am going to use the old coke and tin foil trick. I think I may be better just painting it looking at it closely. I'll how well it cleans up.
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Re: Rusty Chrome

Postby hobbit » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:14 pm

scotch pad , wd40 and then quality metal polish
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Re: Rusty Chrome

Postby Lusciousthelock » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:18 am

It's about 50% better, but today it's electric sander time. Not sure some bits have any chrome left!
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Re: Rusty Chrome

Postby DapperDan » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:34 pm

I have 2 racks, front and rear and they both look sh1t. What do I do? Take 'em off when I don't need them. I would rather spend a couple of minutes now and then fitting or removing than have those hideous carbuncles on my unwashed, rusty and stone chipped "pride and joy" :lol:
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Re: Rusty Chrome

Postby Lusciousthelock » Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:44 pm

Honestly, I don't really want the rack spoiling my lovely minimalist scooter either but I want to take my daughter out for a ride. All my other kids come out for a blast on my bigger bikes and I'm hoping this one will come out on the scoot since she doesn't like speed. Her last excuse for not coming with me was that the scooter "doesn't have seat belts fitted so is dangerous and quite possibly illegal" (she's 10). I'm hoping a nice rear rack with a back rest well tempt her a little. The whole family rides except her :(

So despite being a scruffy bugger at heart, I need to make this look nice and I'm too lazy to fit and unfit ;)
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