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    Rust

    So I've noticed a bit of rust on my bike. What do people recommended to remove it?

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    I work in the marine industry and Fertan is the best rust treatment I have come across but it is not necessarily cheap. It seeps into crevices and will dry. Should it become damp it's chemical properties will reactivate and it will carry on doing what it is supposed to. If it is good enough for anchor chains it is more than adequate for the Harley.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fertan-Trea.../dp/B005HDY3TY

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    Hello Tommy,

    Mal has a lot of experience in preventing corrosion due to him working on ferries.

    However there are a few cheaper rust converting products available between £5 and £10.

    Here are a few of them below, they're readily available on Amazon and ebay.


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    Cheers guys

    This fertan stuff... Do I just spray it on the affected area and wait for it to remove the rust?

    It's mainly nuts that I've spotted a bit of rusting setting in

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    Hi Tommy,

    You paint them on with a narrow brush.

    Full instructions are supplied with the products.

    If it's mainly nuts and bolts, why not swap them for stainless steel ones?

    Stainless will never rust.

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    Dave is correct. Harley-Davidson fasteners rot as soon as you look at them. Swap them out for stainless....fit and forget.

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    TREAT EVERY DAY AS YOUR LAST.....ONE DAY YOU WILL BE RIGHT!!

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    I'm looking forward to cleaning all the little signs of rust from my spokes - Not!

    Years ago, silver paper from a fag packet used to work well on chrome, but even the silver paper isn't what it was.

    I have got a couple of marks on my V&H zorsts where the heat shields were in the wrong position - now I have pulled them to where they should be, the marks show - looks like the chrome has gone - now what do I do about that? (Short of pushing the shields beack to where they were).

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    High Heat silver paint on an artists brush just on the rough bit, it ain't chrome but looks acceptable, sand off just the crap spot only don't touch any good chrome

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    Other products for rust removal and prevention
    https://www.bilthamber.com/corrosion...st-treatments/

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