> looking at that bike, it doesn't like it is in that bad of
> condition. i would just try that 3m stuff and go to town with
> polishing. i think a ton of the rust will come off the rims
well, i think i will try the "miracle" polish. but the paint is much worse than the pic reveals. in fact, the pic makes it look really shiny with a nice deep color. really, it's a faded and rough orange.
the polish might make the orange look good, but the logo and stripes are peeling off.
> with light sand blasting and or steel wool. that stuff is
> amaizing. i have had bikes with painted rims before, what a
> mess. only do that as a last resort. you would be suprised
> how much of that rust comes off with tons of work.
i'm just afraid that the rims will rust again after i sand the rust off. maybe i can spray it with laquer or something? what's wrong with painted rims? can't adjust the spokes?
actually, boiled linseed oil is supposed to protect metal from rusting. maybe i'll use that.