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Rafaello F. S.





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PostPosted: Tue 03 Mar, 2015 11:02 am    Post subject: Removing black spots left by rust?         Reply with quote

Hey everyone,

I have a helmet that was left unprotected for a few days. It got a good amount of rust on it, but I used the common products plus steel wool and was able to clean the rust off easily.

However, the rust left black spots, like small smudges, all over the steel.

How in hell do I remove that? If it's even possible...

Edit: They're not really black, but noticeably darker spots.
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Mark T




PostPosted: Tue 03 Mar, 2015 11:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You could try Noxon, followed by polishing with Autosol (or similar).

I've never found anything that works quite as well as Noxon; if you're outside the US, many online sellers will still ship it internationally.

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Jeffrey Faulk




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PostPosted: Tue 03 Mar, 2015 3:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would personally not worry too much about it and consider it natural 'weathering' Happy Some sandpaper should remove it; start at something like 200 grit and work your way up if you want a higher polish. Personally I favour a satin or matte finish for metal. If you want it mirror-polished, you may need to bring out a power tool like a buffing wheel.
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Rafaello F. S.





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PostPosted: Wed 18 Mar, 2015 4:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jeffrey Faulk wrote:
I would personally not worry too much about it and consider it natural 'weathering' Happy Some sandpaper should remove it; start at something like 200 grit and work your way up if you want a higher polish. Personally I favour a satin or matte finish for metal. If you want it mirror-polished, you may need to bring out a power tool like a buffing wheel.


Sandpaper did work! I don't know why I hadn't thought of it.

I started at 150 and went to 300 and 600. It was clear clean after that.
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