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Old 12-18-2008, 09:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm setting up my box and noticed that the rails are pretty rusted. Anybody know a good way to polish them?
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Angle grinder?
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Depending on how rusty they are you might be able to get away with using a Scotch Brite pad, the maroon colour one would be my choice as its a general purpose pad. You can also get them in disks for your grinder so you don't have to use so much elbow grease. Wire brushes also work well, but just be careful how aggressive you get with them as you can eat into the finish and make things worse, especially if you use them with a drill.
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I was looking to avoid using an angle grinder with a sand paper disk because it requires too much care not to go overbaord. But I'll check out the scotch brite pad things on a disk. I found that the wire disk made too many pits in the steel and didnt give it the fine polish I was looking for. Looks like im going to have to try a few different things. A fine angle grinder grit may be my only option in the end.
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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super easy... WD 40 the fuck out of it, let it sit 10 minutes, go back and use scotch brite and more wd40...

once you get it all off, spray some more wd40 on it and let it absorb as much as possible... should prevent the rust for a bit.

if your not using it for an extended period of time, like over the summer, put a layer of grease on it

wipe it off when you want to ride. Constantly waxing it will also give it a nice protective layer.
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Now that's what I'm looking for...I'll try it out.
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Maintenance is the general day-to-day upkeep of the railway which keeps the trains running, such as looking after tracks, signals & power supply.

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Old 05-11-2011, 10:50 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I just use one of these. Wd40 or grease after would work real good aswell.
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