Bike maintenance for dummies.

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2:30pm, 15 May 2016
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What's the frame material, steel?
10:07pm, 15 May 2016
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Yup GR, Steel.
10:08pm, 15 May 2016
9810 posts
I imagine that it would be steel owing to other materials resistance to oxidation ;-)

Drawing on my classic car days I would suggest a cheap rust proofing solution from your local motor factor. Typically it comes in a pot and is gel like. Rub the frame down.Treat it, actually reading the instructions first. Then paint.

Refinishing,depends on your talents really. you might just want to touch up the affected area rather than a full respray.
10:22pm, 15 May 2016
2156 posts
Cheers RM, reading instructions will be the toughest bit.

I will beg the wife to do the paint as I am crap, and she can paint murals.

Is it just metailic paint I am after.

Not my bike Link (roll over me to see where I go), but this is the model.
10:56pm, 15 May 2016
10956 posts
Matt black covers a multitude of sins....
5:20am, 19 May 2016
5739 posts
Or go to your local Halfrauds and find a car touch in kit with laquer etc. I use these for touching in some chips and rust spots on my bikes.
9:39am, 19 May 2016
674 posts
Nail varnish is good for small paint chips. You might need to drag your bike into Boots to find the right shade though.
1:19pm, 19 May 2016
9837 posts
Save a million pounds and use an independant factor instead of halfords
10:06pm, 19 May 2016
2159 posts
Cheers all I will have a look at what I can get my hands on
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