(Topic ID: 256708)

Cleaning legs and side rails.

By gottlieb_fanatic

2 years ago



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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by Coindork
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#1 2 years ago

I have a gottlieb SMB. The original legs and rails have some surface rust from it sitting in a storage unit for a while. Is there a way to clean them and get that shine back or would it just be better to remove them and blast and paint them? Thanks

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#2 2 years ago

Steel wool and soapy water will do wonders. If that doesn't do enough then vinegar or Evaporust soak.

#3 2 years ago

Thanks

#4 2 years ago

Hailrazer is right on.

Also had luck with Simple Green and Scotch Brite Pads.

#5 2 years ago

The soap and steel wool made a world of difference. Thanks guys!

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#7 2 years ago

Yup I use a balled up piece of aluminum and water / simple green . Works amazing

#8 2 years ago
Quoted from hailrazer:

Steel wool and soapy water will do wonders. If that doesn't do enough then vinegar or Evaporust soak.

I used to do steel wool and vinegar. I go straight to evaporust soaking now and deal with any little details later. It's a miracle worker. I've tossed a few sets of legs I'm certain evaporust could've saved now that I've used it a bunch.

#9 2 years ago
Quoted from Phatchit:

Yup I use a balled up piece of aluminum and water / simple green . Works amazing

This is what I do and it works amazingly well.
Leaned it from my old neighbor who would restore vintage bicycles.
This is what they would use on lightly rusted handlebars, rims etc.
I know it sounds crazy, but give it a shot.

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