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A good way for rust proofing?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Jay H, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. Jay H

    Jay H Producer

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    My sister's bike's Quick Release axle was rusted so bad, I could not get the QR out without some wrench work, the problem is she lives by the ocean and rides to work like I do. So the salt water air does horrible!!! work with her chain, her BB, etc. I managed to get both QRs off after a little shaving of the lawyer tabs and some real strong wrenching. She needs new Quick Releases now and I was wondering besides titanium QRs, any good ways of keeping the axle threads from rusting and fusing to the nut? Anti-sieze compound perhaps?

    Jay
     
  2. Matt Stryker

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    There are various marine lubricants for trailer bearings that should hold up, as well as Never-Seez (anti-seize compound).

    You might also try waxing (either with a bike wax or just a car wax) the exposed metal parts of the bike; that might help fend off corrosion a little longer.

    This might help with other parts:
    http://www.oasisdesign.net/downloads/GreaseFittings.pdf
     
  3. JohnRice

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    Something as simple as giving it a shot of light oil once a week might be all you need. WD-40 or a spray silicone lubricant will probably do the trick. The oil should provide a sufficient enough barrier to prevent rust.
     

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