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    More restoration questions.

    Okay, project BIKE is coming along slowly. Last night I unlaced the front wheel from the hub and junked all the spokes. Those things were brittle as hell! I could bend them with my hands and break them. I cleaned up the hub, and guess I did an overhaul of it (took it completely down and cleaned it, greased it, reassembled it).

    I got most of the surface rust off of the hub with some WD-40 and some light scrubing. Even found the "Schwinn approved, made in Germany" etching on the hub! I've still got a little rust on the hub, and I'm sure I can just buff that out with some metal polish. It's the rim that I'm concerned about. It's pretty rusty and I'm wondering what's the best way to clean it? I'm going to see if I can get a pic of it scanned in so You can see what I'm working on.

    Rust eater solvent (Automotive strength), WD-40 and a wire scrub brush, or some of the same type of polish (Chrome cleaner) are what I'm thinking about using. Any suggestions from the mojo familY? These are steel rims too BTW.
    "As long as I breathe, I attack"-Bernard Hinault
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    If nobody @ Mojo can help, check:

    http://www.schwinnbike.com/heritage/....php?forumid=5
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    Lightbulb Maybe have....

    .....them sandblasted somewhere and rechromed?????

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    Thanks guys.

    Thanks JTC and longarm. I didn't consider having them sandblasted because they're relatively speaking, small parts.
    "As long as I breathe, I attack"-Bernard Hinault
    I've got more skill on two wheels than the majority of people have on two legs.

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    there's this stuff called Quick GLo that you can get a auto stores.....we used it at the shop to clean fenders. VERY little elbow grease needed. we were suprised. not like csome polishes where you've got to rub the same spot for about a week.

    Rivendell to the rescue!!!!!

    Quick Glo

    you don't need the scotch brite pad though...we used rags and it worked great!!!!!

    i'm sure they sell it in your area though.

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    I found a place that sells the Quick Glo. Just got finished with the first rim. To hell with the scotch pad, I needed full out steel wool to get that rust off! I'm going to have to go over it again with some medium or fine steel wool, but I've gotten 90 percent of the rust off of it. It's going to take some time.

    In the mean time, I've been scouring the net and the Schwinn message board locating parts and getting more info. I'm probably going to clean up the fenders and keep them, along with the seat post. I'm going to try and recover the seat pan myself. Found this website, Bunch O Bikes that has really helped out. I emailed the honch, and he couldn't help me out on a new fork I'm going to try and salvage this one and then hit up Bussey's flea market this weekend when I go home. If not, I'm going to get one of the new Schwinn cruiser forks and use it instead. Going to upgrade the headset and see about finding the original style handlebars. This is turning out to be fun!
    "As long as I breathe, I attack"-Bernard Hinault
    I've got more skill on two wheels than the majority of people have on two legs.

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