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    Default Rust Removal from Hoops?

    I call upon the knowledge and experience in the PDF to guide me on the best/right/safest way to remove light rust from a tom hoop.

    Steel wool? 000 or 0000 grit? I presume this will scratch the chrome... is there another, less abrasive method?

    The rust is on the inside of the hoop. All the way around the circumference... right where the head drops down to the collar.
    Bottom hoop is fine. Lugs, lug screws and mounting hardware are fine. Just the top hoop.
    No other tom in that kit shows any signs of rust... everything stored in the same brand of bags in the same room.
    I am very cautious in where and how I store my kits; so this has be a bit befuddled.

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    Citric acid is great for removing rust. After an overnight soak it practically falls off by itself.

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    I use SOS pads on stuff like that. The soap that comes in the pad seems to stop it from scratching.

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    One of the YouTube fails for me was trying vinegar and tinfoil... it worked partially, but not well enough to call it a rust removal or restoration.

    I would try Mothers Chrome polish with a rag. Start by coating the section and letting it sit for 3-5 minutes, then wipe buff off. If you see progress, repeat 1 or 2 more times until you get the shine/removal you're looking for.

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    I would use Barkeepers Friend or any rifle bore cleaner to remove that rust.

    My favorite rifle bore cleaner is a home made mix called "Ed's Red". Mix equal parts of automatic transmission fluid, kerosene and mineral spirits. The original recipe includes acetone, but many folks prefer to leave that out due to its harshness.

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    Thanks for the recommendations fellas. I also read that WD-40 is a good lubricant for rust removal.

    I'm not sure I'm ready to mix up some of Andy's witches brew.

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    Hi There,
    I used tin foil and WD40. Then glass cleaner, and just a damp cloth to wipe clean and dry. I think the results speak for themselves
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    Looks good. I've found any mild lubricant plus tinfoil always works, just apply different amounts of pressure depending on the severity of the rust. I've used Mother's Chrome polish, Windex, and vinegar all separately with tinfoil for rust removal on various rims and hardware at one point or another and they all work well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle75 View Post
    Hi There,
    I used tin foil and WD40. Then glass cleaner, and just a damp cloth to wipe clean and dry. I think the results speak for themselves
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    Dang! You win! That turned out perfect.

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    Thanks for all the tips fellas. I used some WD-40 and tinfoil since I had those around the house already. Worked perfectly!

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