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Rusty Chrome

ansbaradigeidfranansbaradigeidfran Posts: 526
edited October 2008 in The workshop
My front fork (chrome, suspension) is prone to rusting up. Living on the coast, I don't see that changing any time soon: I( rub it off and it comes back again. I'm considering a liberal application of hammerite to end this once and for all. Does anyone have any comments or advice on this?

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    pictures please as if you are suggesting what i think you may as well just leave them.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • Here's the worst of it:

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    Ok yep no probs painting those bits.

    you will need to do a good degrease though.

    Keep the paint of the uppers. :wink:
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • No paint on the uppers? I'd been thinking of painting it as far down as the rubber sheath...
  • robbarkerrobbarker Posts: 1,367
    Try ACF-50 rubbed in with scotchbrite or similar. TRhey won't be pristine but they will probably clean up to a very good state. Keep a light coating of ACF on them and they won't corrode any more.
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