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    Jamis XLT paint problem

    Hi guys,

    I have some kind of corrosion on a very critical spot on my bike.
    Is it serious or is it just the paint?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Xaero
    Hi guys,

    I have some kind of corrosion on a very critical spot on my bike.
    Is it serious or is it just the paint?


    Don't' worry about it. Mine did the same thing. It's just surface rust. You can go to a hardware store and get some stainless bolts for it too.

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    Awesome.

    Good idea on the stainless bolts.

    Thanks.

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    Surface rust...on aluminum? Hmmmmmm.................................
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    Have you tried to treat the bolts?

    Hi, is there a chance that a petro based rust inhibitor was sprayed on the bolts? this looks like the kind of paint damage that products like PB blaster and WD-40 will create if allowed to set and build up on the paint. Kerosene Is a large component of WD i believe. Grandady's paint stripper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xaero
    Hi guys,

    I have some kind of corrosion on a very critical spot on my bike.
    Is it serious or is it just the paint?

    This shouldn't be a problem. One of the benefits of Aluminum is the way it corrodes. When aluminum corrodes it develops a layer of aluminum oxide which seals the metal from further corrosion (anodizing, for example, is controlled corrosion of aluminum). For this reason it doesn't become weakened the way steel does when it rusts.

    I have a 1992 Klein Pinnacle that was repainted by the Klein factory in 1994. It has had several spots like this for over 10 years.

    Only issue here is the paint itself.

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