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Offline yoniavn

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My first bike - How to remove and clean rust and corrosion
« on: November 14, 2019, 09:03:49 AM »
Hi riders,

Ive got my first bike 2014 CB500XA and there is a rust and corrosion all over the bike.
I really want to make it mine and renew it  first by cleaning all the metals and screws, maybe paint them in anti rust black spray.

Do you know how I can remove it to get my bike looking newer?
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« Last Edit: November 14, 2019, 09:13:10 AM by yoniavn »

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Re: My first bike - How to remove and clean rust and corrosion
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2019, 09:42:18 AM »
Wow! That's some clean up required..

I'd start by striping bike down, fairings panels, chain guard take as much off as you can to get access to clean it in gaps. Decent set paint brushes help too!

Then I'd buy new bolts/fixings set and replace them all, can be had of ebay.

Some black hammerite (smooth finish, also rust inhibitor) that can be hand painted on to some of the metals. I'd take off and spray the foot peg hangers or buy R&G replacements.

Once done a coat of ACF-50 to protect. WD40 works well as degreaser.

A centre stand makes cleaning alot easier too  :152:

Hope that helps a bit or gives you some ideas  :306:

Also consider a rear hugger and fender extender to help keep bike clean in future maybe
« Last Edit: November 14, 2019, 09:44:24 AM by woody »

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Re: My first bike - How to remove and clean rust and corrosion
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2019, 09:54:20 AM »
*Originally Posted by yoniavn [+]
Hi riders,

Ive got my first bike 2014 CB500XA and there is a rust and corrosion all over the bike.
I really want to make it mine and renew it  first by cleaning all the metals and screws, maybe paint them in anti rust black spray.

Do you know how I can remove it to get my bike looking newer?
Ouch - it's really rusted. I can say what I would do in your case:

- Remove rust on most damaged parts (except the exhaust pipe and stanchions) with 3M abrasive sponge. If some bolt or nut is reluctant to unscrew you can use WD40.
- Repaint them with matt black paint.
- Apply ACF50

For stanchions:

- Extract the stanchions from triple clamps.
- Clean with 3M sponge internal surface of clamps.
- Clean the rust from the stanchions with rags - if the rust is not very deep it should work. If it the rust is deep and the portion of stanchion traveled by oil seals is damaged probably you'll need to replace them.
- Once reassembled apply ACF50 to triple clamps.
- If you want to left the fork in optimal conditions oil change would be great idea - probably it remains unchanged from 2014 and the water always ends up entering.

I would replace clutch and throttle cables - it seems they was never lubricated. Also grease the levers and gearshift pedal axis. I would also dismantle the throttle tube and regreased it's internal surface to smooth the throttle action.

Seeng this amount of rust I think it would be interesting to see what happens with rear suspensin linkage bearings - they would need a regrease or replacement. I would also check the wheel bearings.

Regarding the exhaust pipe - you can clean it with 3M sponge and steel brush but if chrome coating is damaged it will rust again soon. Probaby it doesn't worth the effort.

Good luck



« Last Edit: November 14, 2019, 10:01:44 AM by timur »

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Re: My first bike - How to remove and clean rust and corrosion
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2019, 10:04:07 AM »
Thanks woody !
It's definitely gave me some ideas.

I wanted to replace all the bolts but I didn't find a kit for CB500X on eBay.
I've ordered "Metal Polish Solve Paste Rust Remover" and hope it could help.


timur, thanks for your reply.
Do you think this would be good ?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/3M-02601-Softback-Sanding-Sponge-Finishing-Abrasive-Ultra-Fine-P1000-Box-20PCS/183793801706?hash=item2acaf6d9ea%3Ag%3AoSMAAOSw9Ydcd7VB&LH_BIN=1

I think I'll take your advice and replace the clutch and throttle cables  :002:



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Re: My first bike - How to remove and clean rust and corrosion
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2019, 10:23:04 AM »
*Originally Posted by yoniavn [+]
timur, thanks for your reply.
Do you think this would be good ?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/3M-02601-Softback-Sanding-Sponge-Finishing-Abrasive-Ultra-Fine-P1000-Box-20PCS/183793801706?hash=item2acaf6d9ea%3Ag%3AoSMAAOSw9Ydcd7VB&LH_BIN=1

I think I'll take your advice and replace the clutch and throttle cables  :002:
You're welcome :002:

I think those sponges should work fine as final touch - they cloggs quite easily. Maybe another set of fine or medium grade would compelement well with them - they remove large amount of rust better tan ultrafine grade.

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Re: My first bike - How to remove and clean rust and corrosion
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2019, 11:30:50 AM »
 :033: found it in a swamp??

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Re: My first bike - How to remove and clean rust and corrosion
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2019, 11:49:59 AM »
 :001: bought it from someone living near shore line

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Re: My first bike - How to remove and clean rust and corrosion
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2019, 11:56:50 AM »
It will be a good way to get familiar with your bike!

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Re: My first bike - How to remove and clean rust and corrosion
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2019, 12:44:59 PM »
Nice bike;)

Put the bolts for five day's in a bucket with 5 liter vinegar, wash them and a last clean under a rotating steel brush.

And find a company for zinc replating the bolts.

Vinegar is around 1 euro a liter, replating 25-35 euro for 5 kilograms.

Try YouTube for the howto etc.

Will also work on painted parts which need a new coating.

Have fun!

Pic of parts after the vinegar and steel brush treatment..

« Last Edit: November 14, 2019, 12:52:39 PM by Rexelstar »
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Re: My first bike - How to remove and clean rust and corrosion
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2019, 01:01:49 PM »
And replated..



« Last Edit: November 14, 2019, 01:20:59 PM by Rexelstar »
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NX650 in progress..

 


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