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The front fenders that came w/the 56 have new painted inner fenders attached.(good news)
Both outer fenders are almost completely covered w/surface rust.(not so good news)
How does a shadetree mechanic w/no body work experience & a shoestring budget deal w/this amount of surface rust?
When Bloodyknuckles was here,he told me to buy some Phosfo to treat the rust but when I called lowes,I was told that Phosfo is no longer available in Florida(EPA).
Sending them to a body shop is out of the question so I need a "home remedy". Any ideas?
 

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order some naval jelly or ospho on line . just remember to wash it really good afterward. any acid residue left will cause adhesion problems.
 

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http://www.eastwood.com/rust-solutions/treatment/eastwood-rust-converter.html



Or, the Home Made way:

Homemade Rust Remover # 1: Ketchup

Two of the most commonly found household items, washing soda and tomato ketchup when used together are helpful in removing rust. It cleans off rust from metal furniture like tables and chairs quite easily. Take washing soda in a spray bottle and spray it generously over the rust. Similarly take some tomato ketchup and spread it on those areas where washing soda has been applied. Keep the solution on the furniture for at least two hours before you wash it off with warm water. Let it dry completely before you use the furniture.

Homemade Rust Remover # 2: White Vinegar

White vinegar acts as an excellent rust remover and removes rust from all kinds of machinery and equipments made of metals including your bike. Take white undiluted vinegar in a spray bottle and spray it over the rust marks. Allow the vinegar to settle on the rusted surface for almost two hours. Then rub the surface with the help of a wire brush untill all the rust is removed from the surface. Wash off with clean warm water and then leave it under the sun for drying or you can just wipe off the water from it. The process can be repeated if some of the rust stains are left behind after cleaning. Do not use any other types of vinegar as they often leave behind stain marks on the materials on which they are applied

Homemade Rust Remover # 3: Borax

The best part of borax as a rust remover is that it is not harsh on the surface where it is applied. It is commonly available in the market. Borax can be combined with different other substances to prepare an effective homemade rust remover. In a clean bowl, mix one quarter cup of borax, one teaspoon cream of tartar and sufficient amount of hydrogen peroxide so that a thick paste can be formed. For thorough mixing of these three substances, you can take the help of a mixing rod. Apply this thick paste on those spots of rust in the form of a thick layer. Leave the paste on the rust for half an hour. Then wipe it off using a damp sponge and you will see the rust spots have disappeared. If required, you can repeat the process. If you do not have borax at home, you can replace it with baking soda.

Borax, when combined with lemon juice is also good on rusts. In a container, prepare a mixture of lemon juice and borax, using half cup of lemon juice and one-fourth cup of borax. Mix the two ingredients to make a thick solution. Pour the solution on the rusted surface evenly and leave it like that for half an hour or so. If the rust is a stubborn one, you can keep it for some more time. Finally, rub off the surface with a rag to get a rust-free surface.
 

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Howdy Oldfart, here's a pic of something that this guy used, it shows the product and the results! ps it's available anywhere!

 

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Howdy Oldfart, here's a pic of something that this guy used, it shows the product and the results! ps it's available anywhere!

Yesterday I was at a store & looked right at CLR and wondered if it would work,
I'm gonna buy some CLR today &try it on one fender
Nick,I,m gonna try the washing soda idea on the other fender.
I'll keep you posted.
 

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I tried the CLR.
1st pic;mixed 1/2 cup of CLR w/1/2 cup of water.Let it sit 2 minutes as the container suggested "scrubbed it w/steel wool.Not so good.

2nd pic;Straight CLR.Let it sit for 5 minutes,scrubbed w/steel wool.Not so bad.

3rd pic.Straight CLR.Let sit for 5 minutes then scrubbed it w/steel wool.Came out pretty darn good w/a minimum of work.:party0031:

I got to this point w/$5.for CLR & maybe twenty minutes of scrubbing......

I'll do it once more w/straight CLR & fine steel wool & that should do it.:congrats:
 

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wow, that clr worked great great. nice job o.f.. :five:
 

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Reverse electrolisis works for me!

Make a plywood box big enough to hold a fender line it with plastic. Put the fender inand add enough water to cover it. Hook the negative lead of a battery charger to the fender. Hook the positive lead to sone steel placedaround the premeter of the container. Add powdered molasssis until you are pulling about 6 amps. the reverse elctrolissis will remove all the rust and it usuallt removes the paint also.:tu Randall
 
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