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ADVICE, RUST on SPOKES??
« on: June 22, 2020, 10:22:41 am »
Hi guys, what works to get rust from your spokes

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Offline johanp

Re: ADVICE, RUST on SPOKES??
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2020, 10:23:57 am »
Hi

Autosol metal polish.
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Re: ADVICE, RUST on SPOKES??
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2020, 10:27:29 am »
Hi

Autosol metal polish.

Ok, but then?  Surely you've then just rubbed off any protection that was on the spokes entirely and now the whole thing will rust?
 

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Re: ADVICE, RUST on SPOKES??
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2020, 10:35:40 am »
Nxt from Meguiar's. It's expensive, you can get it at Builder's. Will leave a protective coat, but will still need polishing over time. The only permanent solution is to fit new spokes.
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Re: ADVICE, RUST on SPOKES??
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2020, 10:38:25 am »
Nxt from Meguiar's. It's expensive, you can get it at Builder's. Will leave a protective coat, but will still need polishing over time. The only permanent solution is to fit new spokes.
Yep, NXT is great.

It's difficult without seeing photos of the spokes in question, but I've only ever seen a couple of light, random spots which haven't returned after a light polish with Autosol.
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Re: ADVICE, RUST on SPOKES??
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2020, 11:20:56 am »
+ 1 for Autosol
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Re: ADVICE, RUST on SPOKES??
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2020, 11:25:47 am »
Strip the wheels and send the spokes in for zinc or nickel plating
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Re: ADVICE, RUST on SPOKES??
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2020, 11:34:10 am »
Use RustStop RX100 clear rust protective paint. It is super thin and flows into all the nooks and crannies at the nipples to prevent rust. It does discolour slightly in UV light, but RX100 is perfect for almost any rusting spot on the bike.
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Re: ADVICE, RUST on SPOKES??
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2020, 01:29:46 pm »
@SquirrelHunter you need this thread in your life  :laughing4:
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