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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:13 pm 
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I think this is my tenth (tho I haven't counted recently).
You know the drill, it was local/cheap/sounded a bargain.

Anyway on getting it collected frame is pretty rusty but I do like the splatter finish. Short
of a respray anyone got any ideas. I wondered if I could clearcoat over the rust as it has a certain
'steampunk' charm or would it just rot through.


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Looks great from a distance.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:02 pm 
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I'd have a go at polishing it with something like T-cut, G3, Brasso, whatever's-to-hand, and see if that's enough to remove the rust spots; they look minor from the pic?

If not, I'd be tempted to have a go with a rust converter, 'cause black spots might be more aesthetically pleasing than rust-coloured ones? ;) (And it'd put a lid on them coming back)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:19 pm 
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Those marks look to me more like they've transferred from something else rather than being from under the paint? - if that's the case then polishing them out should work just fine :)

Just one thing though: Whenever I've set up U-brakes I've always crossed the straddle cable behind the seat tube to improve the mechanical advantage.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:25 am 
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Elysarian wrote:
Those marks look to me more like they've transferred from something else rather than being from under the paint? - if that's the case then polishing them out should work just fine :)

Just one thing though: Whenever I've set up U-brakes I've always crossed the straddle cable behind the seat tube to improve the mechanical advantage.


Cheers will give it a go.

Well spotted on the brake, I've just cleaned it so far.
Sure its crossed on my Avalanche, that works great so will use as a reference.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:19 am 
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yeah try and rub the rust off. it would be a shame to loose that original paintjob and graphics, which are very nice


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:02 pm 
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It would be a real shame to lost that paintjob, I've got the same bike although its now used as my rad/commuter bike.

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