Before & After

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  1. CRASH

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    I was working on a series of hubs tonight in order to prep for measurements to order spokes. One of the hubs isn't for an MBBO bike, but I wanted to share the before and after. Why? Because I have never restored a hub this bad before.

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    Crap! I just realized I forgot to title the pictures! Hopefully you'll be able to tell which one is before, and which one is after. :p
     
  2. Falstaff

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    Must've taken all day to clean that up.
     
  3. CRASH

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    About an hour.
     
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  4. Falstaff

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    I must be lazier than I thought.
     
  5. LukeTheJoker

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    Wire wheel?

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  6. ChimeraCycle

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    How will you treat the bare metal to prevent oxidation? The hub would already by crusty again up here in the salty maine air.

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  7. CRASH

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    Then polishing wheel. Plus a soak in kerosene to get the old gunk off. Normally I skip the wire wheel, but this was so bad...
     
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    Not much I can do to it except chrome it, and I'm not going to spend money on that for this. This is the California Central Valley. Hot and dry.
     
  9. LukeTheJoker

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    Hard to beat the ol' wire wheel when it is really bad...
    Have you considered just spraying some clear on it to keep it rust free?

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  10. Muttley

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    A quick wipe with some WD-40 a couple of times a year is all it needs where Crash lives.
     
  11. LukeTheJoker

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    :thumbsup:
     
  12. furyus

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    Nice work. Looks new.

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  13. Chad T

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    You could do the linseed oil deal too but yeah shouldn't be a problem in cali.
     
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    I guess I'm the bench grinder..{.note to self..get Dad's old bench grinder next trip to Pa.}

    When I do polish up some steel, 90% of the time I'll hit it with some chrome polish, followed by a coat of Astro Shield. Keeps it fresh
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    I have used both linseed oil and even a rub from a Minwax light color stain, and they both look and act about the same... work great.

    In Florida......so the humidly usually brings out spots of surface rust after a bit, I just wipe off with an oily old rag...no biggie 5 seconds

    That looks good Crash....nice job...
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  15. OneHorsePower

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    how does linseed oil do overtime ? you have to redo it once in a while? i heard it harden like clear , but does it makes white marks when you sratch it like clear does ? or it always stay a bit oily ? .. the interweb shows all sort of great techniques , but never anny infos on how it does over time
     
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    You have to re apply oil, not sure how often. I used it lightly on setback, it's not oily and doesn't show.
     
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