Removing Rust From a Bike

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Removing rust from a bike can be done by using either an abrasive sponge or steel wool on the surface or by slicing an onion, rubbing the open end of the onion on the rust and watching the rust flake away from the chemical reaction. Eliminate rust from a... View Video Transcript

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Rachel Yatuzis

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to show you something about removing dust from a bike. It really depends on how bad the rust stains are. I'd say try a scrubby brush or steel wool, but a trick you can use that'll remove rust that's really cool is grab an onion and slice it and rub the sliced part, you know the open part of the onion, on any rust that may be on the bike. There's a chemical reaction that happens when rust touches the onion and it causes the rust to just flake away. You can let the, you know, scrub it with an onion and then use a a brush to really work the rust out. If it's really rusty, you don't want to worry too much about damaging the metal 'cause that can always be repainted. You can always polish it, you know, and make it look better. But you do want to get the rust off. After that, I would try painting it or putting some sort of finish over the meal to keep the rust from coming back. A little bit of elbow, elbow grease and you can get the rust off your bike. If you're, if it's an older bike, and there's a lot of rust on it, you may want to think about sand paper. Maybe applying the steel wool a little bit more, but an onion is awesome for making rust flake off and stuff so remember that in the whole process. I'm Rachel Yatuzis and that is how you remove rust from a bicycle.