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    Removing rust from bare metal

    Today I plan on servicing my push bike, and there is a few light patchs of surface rust, what will be the best way to remove these?

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    if it's on bare metal then fine wire wool should do the trick without causing too much heavy scratching

    You'll need to protect the metal once you've done. Where exactly is the rust?

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    spray some wd40 on a cloth and give it a good rub, should come off

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    metal polish works as well

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    Just on the end of the spokes and at the end of cables where it has that metal end on it, if that makes sense,

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    Wire wool will sort those out

    WD40 won't remove rust, and metal polish is too soft an abrasive..you'll be there all day

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    I plan on doing this with my INXX bonnet lifters as they're quite rusty now.
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    If the parts that are rusty can be removed from the bike, soak them in a bath of Bilt hamber Deox-c, it is excellent stuff. It seems expensive initially but a tub of it will last forever as the solution you makefrom it can be re-used.

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    auto sol buddy,
    i used to clean my old gt zaskar with it
    ACT now sold

    Rolling on a mk3 Ibiza Cupra running 272bhp

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    vinegar works weel too it removed rust jsut let them soak and then dry and then protect the metal once you've done. I did this with the wheel bolts on my old clio
    Be an optimist - at least until they start moving animals in pairs to Cape Canaveral.

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