Rust spots, now what?

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Postby pugsly » Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:30 pm

MJF wrote:Unless you got totally carried away with the spray and sprayed into gaps in the rear hub and bottom bracket


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Postby tuco » Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:09 pm

MJF wrote:
pugsly wrote:. . . WD40 is volatile and evaporates off anyway . . .


Don't think so.

I had two clamps holding the carport guttering in place (ready to be permanently mounted) then the wet season started. I WD40ed the clamps to stop them rusting expecting the rain to last an hour at the most.
700+mm of rain and 2 months of tropical sun later I got around to removing them and they were still covered in WD40. I used them last weekend and I had to wipe them with a rag to get the WD40 off before I used them.

And to WD40's credit, they didn't rust. :D
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Postby sogood » Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:33 pm

WD40 like most spray-on stuff have a volatile carrier that evaporates off.
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Postby Mulger bill » Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:06 pm

I use Rock N Roll extreme wax based chain lube, it lasts for a while and seems less likely to wash off in the wet. (found out on the way into work today, naturally I'd given Princess a seeing to on the weekend :x )

WD40 is a great cleaning agent IMO, nothing decruds cable outers like a squirt. A little bit on a rag makes fork stanchions gleam.
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Postby MJF » Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:42 pm

pugsly wrote:
MJF wrote:Unless you got totally carried away with the spray and sprayed into gaps in the rear hub and bottom bracket


:oops:


:cry: Oh well - consider this a learning exercise.
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Postby pugsly » Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:27 am

Got my bike back last night. LBS couldn't do anything until after easter and I've had a nasty nasty cold my wife brought back from the UK for me.

The clunking, which I thought was brought on by me was actually something loose in the crank area (something to do with cups?) and the guys were quite good about it, and didn't charge me. I bought some lube from them on the spot. :)

Lesson now learned. Very easy ride today, still quite clogged, but the Mrs. is keen.
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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:13 pm

pugsly wrote:The clunking, which I thought was brought on by me was actually something loose in the crank area (something to do with cups?) and the guys were quite good about it, and didn't charge me. I bought some lube from them on the spot. :)


I think by cups they are referring to a kind of screw on metal dust cover. Sometimes they come loose and sometimes they rub on the BB. An annoyance but not significant.

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