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harwood39

Rust???

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Ok. I have a 2000 YZ426F... Unfortunatally it has the steel frame still... And it has surface rust in areas such as under the footpegs, on the front of it, and on the sides where the boot wear is. I know its not really something you can prevent as when steel isnt painted it rusts. What can i do besides re-powdercoat the frame? I plan on powdercoting it next winter, but will it get bad enough over the summer where i should worry? Also i dont really take winters off as i race indoor... so its not like i can be without the bike for a few months...

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Keep it inside and spray her down with wd40,its a water displacment.Spray the bike down and then,then wipe away,should help keep the bike from rusting any more.

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it stays inside and i have been sprayin it. I just guess i worry about the rust thats already there. its not bad, i could steel wool it away but that would also take away some more paint. I know it is caused by hauling it in the winter as i only have an open trailer....

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Oh,well Instead of powder coating,You could steel would it as you said and pick up a can of PJ1 frame paint its an epoxy spray paint its pretty durable,tape off some parts and paint away just for the time being until you get you bike powder coated.

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I did think about doing that, but, i also thought about steel woolling it than useing grip tape there as like a frame protector. anyone ever done this??

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It would last long enough til next winter when i have a month off to tear the bike down to power coat it. Im debating on if it would be worth the money for a good skid to protect the frame also since i only race mx...

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Oh,well Instead of powder coating,You could steel would it as you said and pick up a can of PJ1 frame paint its an epoxy spray paint its pretty durable,tape off some parts and paint away just for the time being until you get you bike powder coated.

I second this, I actually just did this to my 01 426. I just steel wooled the areas that needed it(dont worry about the fine scratches that it leaves on the good paint because when you get the pj1 paint they will ask you if you want the clear too and the clear gets rid of these). Then taped off the surrounding areas and spray away(or brush it on). I have ridden a few times and the paint is holding up really well. Just make sure it dries fully because it can take up to a day to fully dry. The paint also blends fairly well.

-Cam

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Oh after you use PJ1 invest if works connection frame guards they are like $50 and prevent any paint from rubbing off.

Yes, this is a great idea. I had these before I painted my bike and where they covered was one of the cleanest areas on the bike thanks to the guards.

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it stays inside and i have been sprayin it. I just guess i worry about the rust thats already there. its not bad, i could steel wool it away but that would also take away some more paint. I know it is caused by hauling it in the winter as i only have an open trailer....

You can use Naval Jelly to remove the rust.

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ordered my PJ1 today. gonna order frame guards, but the thin i worry about is they will only protect the lower part. i squeeze the bike hard and have paint wear al the way up to the tank.

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ordered my PJ1 today. gonna order frame guards, but the thin i worry about is they will only protect the lower part. i squeeze the bike hard and have paint wear al the way up to the tank.

I have heard of some guards that people have made with soft silacone-like rubber. They cut them to fit and zip tied them on. Also, I thought at one time an actual company made them like acrebis, but I may be wrong.

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