Old 02-21-20, 06:34 AM
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Cleaning light rust and general polishing

Hello all,

Just got my hands on a '76 Raleigh Gran Sport that has been stored in a shed for some time now. There is some light green surface rust developing on the unpainted ends of the fork and rear triangle. While I've been riding for a while, I'm new to restoring bikes, so I'm looking for any tips and tricks you have for bringing back the shine on this one. I'm also wondering about polishing/cleaning up the Weinmann center pull brakes on it. After I take them apart, what's a good solution to treat 'em with to bring some life back into them? They aren't really rusty, just overed in layers of dust and grime.

Also, is there anything I can manually apply to the frame after I've cleaned it to ensure that this rust doesn't develop again too quickly?

I can post pictures if necessary.

Thanks! Appreciate any input!
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