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Rusty spokes

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bosco659, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Not for the XS650, but any good tips out there for cleaning rusty spokes and preventing or slowing down rust for the future. My new winter project could use some love in this area. Don’t want to re-lace the wheels just to make them look prettier. Thx!
     
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  2. CaseyH

    CaseyH XS650 Enthusiast

    Hard work and patience
    I used a scotch pad and a 6 pack of beer:cheers:
     
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  3. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Not too bad to clean the rust off but how to keep in from quickly returning? Painting may look cheesy. Maybe brighten them up and clear coat?
     
  4. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    Wipe them down with lanolin oil.....Do that every coupe of months and they will never rust...........even works against salt
     
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  5. The Tin Man

    The Tin Man XS650 Addict

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    aluminium foil and coca cola. Great on rusty Chrome bumpers
     
  6. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Ok great. Where do you get lanolin oil?
     
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  7. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    I’ll give that a try. Thx
     
  8. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Found lanolin on Amazon. Thx.
     
  9. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    Last edited: Nov 24, 2020
  10. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

  11. Raymond

    Raymond XS650 rider & fettler XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Have never used lanolin oil but that looks a great product! Does that mean if I treat my little Honda with lanolin all over I'll be able to use it on salty winter roads without fear of it turning into an orange rusty wreck overnight?
     
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  12. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis

    I use 00 steel wool, and Turtle Wax.
     
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  13. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Australia, where even the sheep run scared...
    a bit of nylon strap from a ratchet strap makes a good spoke cleaner, I like blue magic if I'm not going to add a clear.
    Down and dirty I've brushed on silver paint. but it's pretty crude.
    GLJ likes this stuff https://www.cerakote.com/shop/cerakote-coating/MC-160/high-gloss-ceramic-clear.
    perhaps brushed on with an artists brush?
    For the work involved vs results on XS's I use Mikes stainless spokes.
     
  14. rbt1548

    rbt1548 XS650 Member

    From sheep, how you get it is up to you and remember, it's a modern world , no one should judge :)

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  15. Rasputin

    Rasputin XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    D7F6AE73-A918-409E-9651-C6D59DB7A690.jpeg Yes, a bit of aluminium foil and Cola do the trick.
     
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  16. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Thx, I’ll see if I can buy this paint around here. I was shocked at the price of spray paints now. I bought a can of VHT for an exhaust pipe and it was $26 tax in (Cdn).
     
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  17. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Thought my VHT was expensive. Found the brand on line here but $73 a can. I’ll keep looking. Maybe use the Blue Magic instead.
     
  18. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    What he said.
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    Those are my 50 year old factory spokes.
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  19. kshansen

    kshansen XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Good suggestions here but to be honest from the title of the thread I thought it was the name of a new biker bar in town!
     
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  20. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    So nice. Are the old spokes SS or chrome plated? Trouble with mine is I believe the chrome is gone in lots of spots.
     

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