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    Frame Saver Application

    Hello. I'm about to spray JP Weigle Frame Saver in my frame and want to ask if there are any "do's and don'ts" other than the directions on the "spray can". I didn't get any other instructions with the can so if anyones got any tips or whatever please let me know. I saw a post where someone said dont spray the seat tube. I'm planning on spraying the whole inside of the frame, seat tube and all. THANX.

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    Most of all, if you drop it on the exterior of the frame clean it PRONTO. That thing will be a pain in the @ss to clean once dry. Also, try to not put too much of it on the seat tube. as it changes the effective ID of the tube. Some argue against it's use in the seat tube, but I think it is possible, if only a thin film is applied.

    I've treated my new Ogre frameset two days ago with a little more traditional solution, boiled linseed oil. It takes a while to dry, can be quite messy to apply but the thing is really effective protecting steel. I use it on all my tools, including a machete thats often used in rain, 100% success.

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    Thanx a bunch man.

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    I use, http://www.rustcheck.ca/index.php?pa...art&Itemid=321, in all of my Surly/steel frame bikes. Use liberally, and wipe up the excess that comes through all of the drain holes. Oil based I believe.

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    A buddy of mine wants to know, "What if there is already internal rust that you know of because you rode through water and a little orange rust ran out of small holes in frame?"

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    Regular steel oxidation happens when oxygen interacts with the steel surface (and I put emphasis on the REGULAR). What frame saver, linseed oil or even regular grease do is isolate the steel from oxygen contact. So you can can apply the treatment even with the presence of some oxidation. Iron oxide oxide has a colour that spans from bright yellow to very dark brown. When present on a steel surface, those colours can be indicative of the oxidation thickness. If he sees that thin orange rust comming out of the holes, I bet that the oxidation layer is still thin enough for the treatment to be applied with success

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    My buddy says, "Thanks."

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    When I applied Frame Saver to my Karate Monkey frame and fork I plugged all holes with paper towels and only removed the one into which I was spraying. I rotated and flopped and rotated the frame after each 3 to 5 second blast of FS into a tube. This was done over a large plastic bag to catch the drips. After spraying into each tube, via the end of the tube or via the drain holes, I went back and repeated the process to ensure coverage.

    Wipe up errant FS as you go, or WD-40 makes it not too difficult to wipe off after dried. I wore latex gloves to keep the stickiness off my hands. Safety glasses are probably a good idea too, especially when spraying into the drain holes.



    I sprayed Frame Saver into my seat tube and have not experienced any interference with my seat post.

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    Hi,

    I've also a question.
    I've applied WD40 onto all tubes except the fork steerer tube.
    I was affraid that the headset star nut will slip once you put it in tension.

    Is I have to protect the fork steerer tube too?

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    Another option,,,

    An option that was directed to me by a custom frame builder and swears by it.

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    Does any body use 2 coats...waiting 12 hours between coats? Saw a youtube video saying to do this. Is it necessary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedelan View Post
    Hi,

    I've also a question.
    I've applied WD40 onto all tubes except the fork steerer tube.
    I was affraid that the headset star nut will slip once you put it in tension.

    Is I have to protect the fork steerer tube too?
    Hi Dedelan,
    not knocking you or your choice but I have serous doubts about the long or even medium term effectiveness of WD40.
    Really suggest you consider an alternative if your serious about stopping internal rust.
    I havnt used anything in mine yet but am leaning toward Ze_Zaskars suggestion of boiled linseed oil.
    Good luck with your decision making

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    Boeshield works very well as mentioned and typically is easier to come by than the JP Weigle stuff.
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