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LVL II Hook rust?

I noticed my hooks have a little bit of rust on them. I'm not to worried about it right now as it's winter and everything is going to look nasty. But I just want to know if anybody has ever had this happen. Or does anybody know of a way to get rid of it?
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a wad of Nevr-Dull and some good wax
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Im pretty sure that mine arent rusting.
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polish them up and throw a coat of clear on them
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Just send them to me and i'll take good care of them...eheh.


I too was disappointed in the "stainless steel" coating of whatever that is Ford put on there.
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Think some steel wool and wax would clean them up?
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Think I should just stay away from the steel wool?
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You can use 0000 or 000 with a metal polish. Thats what I used on my Classic II rims.
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Is there any way to screw them up once I start doing it? LOL I'd really rather not ruin a set of these hooks.
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Mmm that's wierd man! Mine aren't rusting and we have real bad weather here with lots of salt on the roads..
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I'll try and grab some pictures of the spots later on today. They're just very small spots that might just wash off but I won't be finding out until later on this year. Hopefully it will warm up a little bit soon so I can give it a bath.
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rust, especially on chromed items, spreads like a vine, while it may look like it's everywhere, it is probably only penitrated on a pin *****... chances are your rust origionated on a small spot with mechanical damage (somewhere that got scratched or has a small dent in it from a rock chip, or a chain being tossed around it... i would steel wool it, that will take most of it off, and then use a uv resistant spray lacquer, if you can get it in your area... use a little water, or oil as a lubricant with the steel wool
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rust, especially on chromed items, spreads like a vine, while it may look like it's everywhere, it is probably only penitrated on a pin *****... chances are your rust origionated on a small spot with mechanical damage (somewhere that got scratched or has a small dent in it from a rock chip, or a chain being tossed around it... i would steel wool it, that will take most of it off, and then use a uv resistant spray lacquer, if you can get it in your area... use a little water, or oil as a lubricant with the steel wool
That's the thing though, I don't think these are chromed, they're supposed to be stainless
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That's what has me thinking. If they're really stainless I should be able to hit em with some steel wool them put some wax on them. If they're real stainless the stuff that's on them right now SHOULDN'T be rust.
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No SS can form rust also depending on the quialty of the SS it should come off and be just fine
OOO steel wool or wonder wad metal cleanershould do the trick
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Stuart do you think I should put something on them after I hit them with the steel wool?
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Well, I got to thinkin and I used to sell stainless grilles at Lowes and they DID get surface rust, it come off easy though, I think ud be fine with extra fine wool tyler. The salt is probably really affeting them
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Stuart do you think I should put something on them after I hit them with the steel wool?
Yeah just hit them with some black paint.
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I just went out and hit them with the steel wool and they cleaned right up. I didn't go over all of it because it's about 12* out and I was in shorts LOL
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Yeah just hit them with some black paint.
By far the BEST idea you've ever had.
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That's the thing though, I don't think these are chromed, they're supposed to be stainless
fair enough, stainless should be able to be treated the same way... what it probably is, is a stainless coating... i forget what the name is... stainless plated?

or could just be a chrome paint or something similar... if steel wool takes the coating off, i would say wire brush the hell out of the bare metal (with a mechanical brush, like on a drill or grinder) to give it a shiny surface, comes up almost chrome... if you do this properly, with different grades of the wheel, you can polish it to a nearly mirror finish... then hit it with some spray lacquer, make sure it's uv resistant though... that stuff dries to a diamond hard finish... that is what i did to this bracket i made for my bike's LP...

all i did to this metal, was hit it with a single, coarse wire brush, to take the oil and oxidization off of it... the metal is nothing special, standard steel flatbar that i bought from home depot... it's got about 6 coats of spray lacquer (non uv, i found out lacquer yellows after i sprayed it...)

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Use only 0000 steel wool and put metal polish on it, it will clean it and polish it. I wouldn't use anything other that 0000, the less 0's it has the more course that it is. 0000 is fine enough to not scratch chrome at all.
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I only had #1 steel wool. I just used it very lightly then used polish on it after and they turned out great. No marks, scratches or anything. Just clean!
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Like what was said before stainless steel should not rust. However, I used to work a lot with SS and a common cause of rust is cleaning stainless with pads or grinders and such that have been used to clean other types of metals that can rust. This causes this foregin metal to "stick" to the stainless steel and it can rust, giving the stainless the appearance of rusting. So anytime you clean or polish stainless use brushes and things you have only used on SS.
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One of mine, has a SMALL spot of rust too
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