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Thread: stop the rust - 1936 sport scout wheels

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    Default stop the rust - 1936 sport scout wheels

    I'm looking to put a scout back together. I don't want to paint over the orig paint. I just want to slow the rust down. Any advice?

    Thanks

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    I would recommand to use some kind of rust converter. We have Fertan over here in Europe which turns rust into a solid darkblueish/black surface that absolutely does not hurt the looks of you bike in particular at what is mostly the inside of your rims.....https://fertanusa.com/

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    I use a rust converter called OSPHO. It turns the rust into a black paintable surface. Available at hardware stores and paint stores.

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    Personally, I don't use OSPHO anymore because it is still acid, and I really don't trust it inside inaccessible places. I believe in mechanically removing rust, and then using an etching primer. Apparently you are trying to stabilize the inside of a wheel rim that will never be seen, so invest some elbow grease and remove the rust that you can get to with wire brushes, sandpaper, or whatever, and then isolate any residual rust with a good etching primer, and tough primer barrier.
    Eric Smith
    AMCA #886

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    Morris Lubricants in the UK has a product just for this application. Early brass car guys that have barn find finishes us this and coined term English oily rag finish.

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    Thanks for all the advice guys.

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