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JimmyC
12-16-2011, 7:09 PM
Saw on a thread where someone used coke and aluminum foil to clean some rust off a chrome wheel. Anybody seen this or tried it?

Sighless
12-16-2011, 7:28 PM
I think that's where you smoke the coke off the foil and while you're all twacked, you have the enthusiasm to scrub the shit out the spokes.

Sorry man it was to easy I had to!

HWC
12-16-2011, 7:36 PM
yep,,its better to use WD-40 an foil though,,cleans right up

ltuck
12-16-2011, 7:38 PM
Never done it, but ive heard of a lot of people doing it.

DimeStreetSaint
12-16-2011, 7:42 PM
I've seen videos on youtube where it has worked. Coke contains phosphoric acid which is an active ingredient in actual rust removers. I also seen a thread on the JJ forum where a guy put a rusted tank in a pale of white vinegar and it came out looking brand new.

Aarong
12-16-2011, 7:55 PM
it works good, i use it on old pipes, foil and furniture polish.

starwolf
12-16-2011, 8:01 PM
Coke works to remove battery acid from corroded battery terminals as well.

nick5
12-16-2011, 8:02 PM
Probably wont work, cokes not very abrasive and will just get stuck to the chrome. Youll also be pissed that you spent that much money and waisted your coke. Maybe that fake coke bathsalt stuff would work better im not sure.

JimmyC
12-16-2011, 8:16 PM
I think that's where you smoke the coke off the foil and while you're all twacked, you have the enthusiasm to scrub the shit out the spokes.

Sorry man it was to easy I had to!

As soon as I posted this I knew someone would go this route.

eliwolf6
12-16-2011, 8:41 PM
cant say about the coke, but foil and water works amazing on wheels and spokes.

also never dull wadding

JimmyC
12-16-2011, 9:25 PM
Tried the never dull, not abrasive enough, but there is a fine line between not abrasive enough and fucking up my chrome.

BurseCurse
12-16-2011, 10:08 PM
Mythbusters did an episode where they compared coke and foil against chrome polish and the coke won.It was actually pretty impressive,so yeah it does work.

jamesgs4
12-17-2011, 1:15 AM
I get excellent results with foil and windex, but I'm pretty sure the foil is doing most of the work.

Ember
12-17-2011, 3:40 AM
CLR or some other rust product and some 000-0000 steel wool.

I have used vinegar for rust removal. I dumped a gallon and a half of white vinegar into my rusty gas tank. Let it sit for about 4 days, then cleaned it out. Came out super clean. Washed it out with water, and used compressed air to blow out as much water as possible, then used a little acetone to remove the rest of the water.
I had some POR 15 Marine Clean on hand, so used that to coat the inside of the tank. It is a zinc based cleaner which coats the metal.

66triumph
12-18-2011, 10:12 PM
if the rust is coming through, wont it just come right back no matter what you clean it with? sounds like a temporary solution to a permanent problem to me...

-A.

beanhead78
12-19-2011, 1:28 PM
As soon as I posted this I knew someone would go this route.

that would probably be the fastest route.

kombi66
12-19-2011, 2:49 PM
i read somewhere about soaking parts in molasses... anyone tried this?

eric123
12-19-2011, 8:05 PM
i read somewhere about soaking parts in molasses... anyone tried this?

Yes. I mixed it about 3 or 4 parts water to 1 part molasses. Works slower, well, than molasses...Works well on steel, iron etc but I don't know if I would try it on aluminum...

Ember
12-19-2011, 8:58 PM
If you have rust on aluminum, you have bigger problems :p

Bandersnatch
01-09-2012, 5:24 AM
I think you can embed rust into aluminum by grinding with a wheel that aint aluminum oxide..............WD40 and 00000000000STEEL WOOL. WD40 is pretty safe and won't eat up chrome, mess with aluminum or rubber or paint unless yer trying. And I usually hit up the shiny bits if my bike gets caught in rain on the ride home.

RWKelly
01-09-2012, 9:03 AM
I have tried Coke and foil, worked alright. As others have suggested though, plain 'ole white vinegar and foil works better. All the benefits from the acid without the stickieness on everything.

eric123
01-09-2012, 3:54 PM
If you have rust on aluminum, you have bigger problems :p

:(. Um...brain fart...

JimmyC
01-10-2012, 2:15 PM
if the rust is coming through, wont it just come right back no matter what you clean it with? sounds like a temporary solution to a permanent problem to me...

-A.

You are probably right, but I had plans to rechrome eventually, just not right away. The foil worked good with coke, better with vinegar. If I keep it clean and waxed i think it will last for awhile.

Aether
01-10-2012, 5:50 PM
Works like a treat on light rust / pitting. Will have to give the white vinegar a go.