Rusty Wheel Rims

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MightyGem
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Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:06 pm

While replacing the tyres on my Lammy, I was surprised at the amount of rust on the inside of the rims, some of it quite bad.

Having cleaned them up and repainted, does anyone have any tips for holding the dreaded lurgie at bay? I was thinking of smearing the insides with silicon grease.

Any thoughts on this?

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Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:21 pm

I would suggest a zinc based paint to spray the inner part of the rim, or have the rim galvanised before painting, I wouldn't use grease.

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Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:33 pm

To be honest if they are that badly corroded I'd seriously think about getting some new rims for what they would cost to prep. The standard BGM rims look very good, and a reasonable price.

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Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:19 pm

Don't use grease. Lots of rubbers absorb it and will go all funny and weird. You'd probably die.

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Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:34 am

I always powder coat my rims if not too far gone, just a quick spray with silicon to ease the tires on, never had an issue.

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Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:04 pm

Don't use grease. Lots of rubbers absorb it and will go all funny and weird. You'd probably die.
Silicon grease is not oil based and can be used on rubber as a protection.

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Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:06 pm

o be honest if they are that badly corroded I'd seriously think about getting some new rims for what they would cost to prep
Thanks. Already treated and painted. Cost: £8 for the paint.

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