where to post this???

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by rvtechA1, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. rvtechA1

    rvtechA1 75 GL 1000

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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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  2. Knighthawk

    Knighthawk Sofa King Bueno

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    Krylon. :dunno
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  3. Bubba Satori

    Bubba Satori Finding my way home

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    Wrap'm in duct tape. It will handle better too.
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  4. Devil Dog

    Devil Dog Q-Tip With Ears

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    Hydrochloric acid bath. That'll get rid of all that rust :1drink
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  5. Devil Dog

    Devil Dog Q-Tip With Ears

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    Fixt
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  6. Jhon

    Jhon .

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    Ride your bike naked - nobody will notice your rusty spokes.
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  7. Belg

    Belg Long timer

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    Rustoleum... great stuff :)
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  8. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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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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  9. rvtechA1

    rvtechA1 75 GL 1000

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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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  10. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    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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  11. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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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. :puke1

    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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  12. Pansy

    Pansy Not much of an Adventurer

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    Steel wool and chrome polish... and a girlfriend who is willing to break her finger nails!
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  13. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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    Why was this moved to Jo Momma?
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