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Title: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on November 15, 2021, 09:20 PM
This will be fun  :LolLolLolLol:

It's so roached it's fecking cool  :10_2_12:
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: brettypeeps on November 15, 2021, 10:00 PM
Quick OA bath and off you go  explosion
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on November 15, 2021, 10:08 PM
Quick OA bath and off you go  explosion

I was thinking it was way too far gone for that. Maybe a rub down and clear coat or leave as is, crust and all  :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: brettypeeps on November 15, 2021, 10:18 PM
Quick OA bath and off you go  explosion

I was thinking it was way too far gone for that. Maybe a rub down and clear coat or leave as is, crust and all  :LolLolLolLol:

I would like that  fistblump but I would be concerned it would carry on rusting  :nickswan:
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on November 15, 2021, 10:42 PM
Quick OA bath and off you go  explosion

I was thinking it was way too far gone for that. Maybe a rub down and clear coat or leave as is, crust and all  :LolLolLolLol:

I would like that  fistblump but I would be concerned it would carry on rusting  :nickswan:

 :whistle: maybe  :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: brettypeeps on November 15, 2021, 10:44 PM
The Haros of that era will take a millenium to rust through  :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on November 15, 2021, 10:51 PM
The Haros of that era will take a millenium to rust through  :LolLolLolLol:

 >:D This ones got a good head start. It's cocooned in the stuff. How good was the Haro chrome ?   :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: deeman on November 16, 2021, 12:24 AM
80's chrome was way better but i don't thin that will be saveable!!! Wouldn't hurt to give it an Oxy Acid bath just to see what happens?  :-\
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on November 16, 2021, 05:33 PM
80's chrome was way better but i don't thin that will be saveable!!! Wouldn't hurt to give it an Oxy Acid bath just to see what happens?  :-\

It's just a bit of fun. A bath would spoil its charm  :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: deeman on November 16, 2021, 05:37 PM
80's chrome was way better but i don't thin that will be saveable!!! Wouldn't hurt to give it an Oxy Acid bath just to see what happens?  :-\

It's just a bit of fun. A bath would spoil its charm  :LolLolLolLol:

it defo has charm mate!!!
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on November 19, 2021, 12:48 AM
So the rat arrived today. It came in a square box with another flimsy box taped on covering the rear end. That's a first. It was in one piece though, with no bends or shipping damage.When I unboxed it, everything has some sort of heavy oil smeared over it. Maybe this was an attempt to loosen some of the rust. Some of that crust was moist and it has a certain smell, a bit like diesel. A wheel axle had dislodged a section of crust on the down tube, revealing chrome. Not the prettiest chrome but it's there. So because this rat is as slippery as a wet fish and pongs a bit it's getting a bath.
 :LolLolLolLol:
Not my initial plan but I think it's my only option now. Let's try to polish a turd 💩

The wheels should clean up ok with a bit of work, they are Femco rims on ACS hubs dated 93. I think they are the stock wheels for the 94 Shredder. The frame is November 93 so it's got to be a 94.

The seller threw in a pair of mid school Mongoose tyres which was a nice gesture, and will help me out parts wise.

Do you guys think that a good squirt of WD40 to the inside of the tubes after the OA bath will be good enough ? Or should I invest in a proper rust treatment ?

Cheers
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on November 23, 2021, 09:01 PM
The frame, forks and bars had a quick dip in a very diluted OA mix. They were left in just long enough to clean the chrome a little and remove any loose debris from the crust and clean up the inner headstock and bb shell. I treated all the internal tubing and I'm getting closer to starting the build.

Here's a few parts that will most likely get thrown on this rat.
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Mikku on November 26, 2021, 08:50 PM
One man's rusty rat build is another man's rat rod build! :daumenhoch:
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