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    steel frame rust-proofing

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    Is there any ways to make the inside of the tubes of a steel bike rustproof. I thought of pouring WD-40 into the frame and then draining it back out might work for temporary. Clearcoat or rust paint would be permanent and the added weight of clearcoat would be negligable I think. If clearcoat gets on any parts that need sanding later might be a problem with voiding any warranty. any ideas? might this work?
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    Here's your answer. Any shop should be able to get it for you.
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    If there's no shop around you can get it here or here or here or or....

    But yeah, that's what you want..
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    I've had good luck with Boeshield T-9

    And I found it a lot easier to get than the J. P. Weigle stuff. I buy mine at Sears.

    Quote Originally Posted by pooky
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    Is there any ways to make the inside of the tubes of a steel bike rustproof. I thought of pouring WD-40 into the frame and then draining it back out might work for temporary. Clearcoat or rust paint would be permanent and the added weight of clearcoat would be negligable I think. If clearcoat gets on any parts that need sanding later might be a problem with voiding any warranty. any ideas? might this work?
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    connect a piece of magnesium to a copper wire and connect that to the steel. magnesium wants to oxidize more than steel, so it will rust before the steel. that is what they do to underground steel pipes and to large steel boats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker62
    And I found it a lot easier to get than the J. P. Weigle stuff. I buy mine at Sears.

    x2. . . .I just rustproofed my surly with it this last weekend.

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    I used this stuff inside the tubing of my steel frame http://www.lpslabs.com/Products/CorrosionInh/Lps3.asp

    I bought it at my local True Value for cheap.
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