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Any tips on getting surface rust out? I was thinking of getting a grinder and attaching some sort of buffing type disc to it and buffing all of it out and getting some shadow spray with it..
 

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If it's heavier surface rust steel wool won't work, but lighter stuff it will. I suggest the SOS pads with soap in them... For heavier surface rust a sand blaster will get rid of the rust, but not the pitting, just did that with my GL650 frame. If you're looking at doing it on chrome be careful or you'll screw the chrome up... Also once you remove the rust, if you don't treat whatever part had the rust, it'll come back, some good chrome polish will keep it off, but you have to keep up with polishing it, and good pain will protect the rest of it, planning on sand blasting my H-box and using some high temp paint and making it black rather than rust....
 

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Light surface rust?



Steel wool will scratch chrome.



If the part is small enough to be soaked use Evapo-Rust, if not try DuPont Old #7 Chromme Polish.



If it's a non-chromed piece Naval Jelly or a 10:1 dilution of Phosphoric acid painted on is also an option.
 

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thanks I think I am going to harbor freight to get the grinder and get a really fine buffing disc and try that. I have seen wonders with that. thanks guys!
 

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You may be a bit disappointed with the HF grinder, you can stop the supposedly 1/2 or 3/4 HP motor with your fingers so you'll only be buffing with very little pressure.



Most all of HF's power tools are rated in Chinese HP which isn't the same as true HP.
 

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Sorry, duplicate
 

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hahaha yeah I bought a wire welder from there, and it has given me nothing but pleasure, I tached up my whole exhaust and it worked beautifully, thanks I will look out for that, maybe I will save for a better one.. haha
 

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IT'S NOT REALLY LYING -- IT'S JUST CREATIVE MARKETING. YEAH, RIGHT.



http://www.kevinsbrady.net/motors.pdf



about a little over halfway down the page. I've go one of their 4" belt/6: disc sanders that's the same, no way is the motor putting out what it claims on the faceplate.



I will have to admit that their cheap drill press http://www.harborfreight.com/5-speed-drill-press-38119.html ($49 on sale about once a month)) is really better built than I would have expected if you move the belt down one or two reduction grooves on the pulleys. I like it so much I bought a second one to use at work. If you do drill more than just a few holes a year it's definitely worth buying one of these when they're on sale, go to http://www.harborfreight.com/ and just sign up. They have duplicates on many of the sale items but it isn't an overbearing amount of e-mail



You'll also want one of these, often on sale for $12.99 or use one of the 20% off coupons you get in the flyers or that you can find by searching the internet and printing it off. That little vise has saved my hand several times drilling small parts, if the bit hangs up the piece you're drilling becomes a dangerous rotating object.



http://www.harborfreight.com/4-inch-jaw-capacity-drill-press-vise-30999.html



Make sure to get only the ones that haven't expired:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...G=Google+Search&aq=f&aqi=g-sx5g-msx2&aql=&oq=



and there's probably one in there for grinders too however eventually I'll buy a real one like a Craftsman that actually has some power.



Be sure to look for the best sale. Yesterday I bought a 6" digital caliper, theoretically $29.99, last flier has them on sale for $19.99 but I found a coupon good until August for $9.99. Combine that with a $3.99 coupon for theoretical $9.99 combination square then I got to use the coupon I had for a free digital multimeter normally priced at 9.99, normally on sale for anywhere from $2.99 to $4.99. By list prices I walked out of there with $50 retail worth of items for $14.



Their digital calipers seem to be accurate:

http://www.harborfreight.com/6-inch-digital-caliper-47257.html ($9.99 with the right coupon)



and despite its odd look this can come in real handy in a number of ways:

http://www.harborfreight.com/12-inch-combination-square-set-92471.html ($3.99 with the right coupon)
 

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If you have some pitting on the chrome, I use steel wool after I wipe it down with WD-40. You hve to remove the dirt first. I believe that the dirt and left over ozidation will do the scratching. Another trick I use is after the chrome is clean, I rub it vigoruosly with aluminum foil and WD-40. The aluminum fills the pits with something silver and makes it look a lot better. Is it permanent? No. Depends on what you are looking for.
 
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