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Old 02-25-2007, 01:49 PM   #1
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I am ready to put the wheels back on my bike, I have done a bare frame restoration, my spokes are rusty and I dont have the cash to buy new ones at this time, any tips on how to make the spokes look better?????
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Old 02-25-2007, 01:51 PM   #2
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Old 02-25-2007, 01:53 PM   #3
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Old 02-25-2007, 01:53 PM   #4
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Hydrochloric acid bath. That'll get rid of all that rust
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Old 02-25-2007, 01:54 PM   #5
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:05 PM   #6
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I am ready to put the wheels back on my bike, I have done a bare frame restoration, my spokes are rusty and I dont have the cash to buy new ones at this time, any tips on how to make the spokes look better?????
Ride your bike naked - nobody will notice your rusty spokes.
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:06 PM   #7
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:12 PM   #8
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wire wheel, on grinder, buff each one an paint with a clear coat, or maybe find one of those do it yourself chrome vats for small parts.
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:25 PM   #9
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I need a quick fix for now, I dont want to remove the tires or the spokes.
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:28 PM   #10
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I need a quick fix for now, I dont want to remove the tires or the spokes.
Thought you had them apart. Drill, and small wire brush for it. Farm & Home store also sells some stuff that you can spray on metal to remove rust. My dad's used it several times on old cars he works on.
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:33 PM   #11
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This should be punted to Old School.

However, use strips of 400 or 600 grid sand paper to get the coarse rust off, then use a scotch brite pad and finally some polish like nevrdull. I'm doing this with my CB550 wheels now and it's a PITA. 80 spokes per wheel.

If you're doing a full bling, frame up resto, you should consider saving up for NOS or stainless spokes and ride the old wheels in the meantime
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:34 PM   #12
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Old 02-25-2007, 04:54 PM   #13
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Why was this moved to Jo Momma?
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