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Rusty pedals - prevention / cure ideas?

Bi50NBi50N Posts: 87
edited July 2011 in Commuting chat
So I ought to have posted this in the workshop, but it seems no-one ever looks there...

I have a pair on Shimano M540's - the right hand pedal has developed a rust problem, on the surface and on the springs within. Nothing around the cranks thankfully.

Any ideas on how best to clean, and how to prevent in future?



  • bails87bails87 Posts: 12,998
    A regular squirt of WD40/GT85? Works on mine despite what a winter of MTBing will do to components.

    "As I said last time, it won't happen again."
  • essex-commuteressex-commuter Posts: 2,188
    I had that happen to my 520's. They had pitted rust on them so I took it off with some wet and dry, then just made an effort to squirt with GT85 every now and then. At 20 quid a pop I'm not too bothered.
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