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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 12:08 pm 
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I've got some Lyotard pedals I would like to clean up. They have spots of rust on them and I'd generally like to clean them up for sale.

Anyone got any tips on how to clean steel stuff?


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 12:19 pm 
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Quickest and easiest way is to get some 0000 grade steel wool dipped in oil. If you have lots of chrome pitting and they are quite bad, oxalic acid is good. I use 2 teaspoons in a large coffee jar and then soak for 24 hours. Although You'll probably have to strip and clean the bearings after.


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 1:37 pm 
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fine wire brush for getting any little rust spots off, followed by wire wool, working down a few grades, then I use autosol to finish it off.


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 3:58 pm 
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a BRASS wire brush will not mark any good chrome ! So use a brass wire brush to remove the rust !


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