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preventing rust on steel frame(3 posts)

preventing rust on steel frameroot down
Jul 16, 2002 6:06 AM
I've got a Reynolds 853 steel frame, and the pait seems to chip very easy. i've been using nail polish on the chips to prevent rusting, but was wondering if there is more I can do. Should I go down to the local hardware store, and buy a can of clear coat and spray the frame? Should I use model pain instead of nail polish? Any suggestions would be helpful!
re: you can treat the inside of the tubescyclejim
Jul 16, 2002 6:11 AM
...with a product called Weigels (sp?) Frame Saver. I used it when building up my steel bike, and treated theinside of each tube with it. Im not aware of any outside treatments however.
don't stressColnagoFE
Jul 16, 2002 6:22 AM
I think nail polish is fine. Just make sure the area you paint is clean first. I don't really do anything to my steel frames, but I suppose if you are really worries you could use that framesaver once in a while. I've never had problems with rust and have a bike that is nearly 20 years old that is still going strong.