How to get rid of rusty spoke wheels on a bike?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 30, 2017
    try rubbing WD 40 on the rust spots
  • Dottie Weirich Dottie Weirich on Nov 30, 2017
    Wad up regular aluminum foil (Tin Foil) & wrapped around spoke, scrub. You can use WD-40 with foil also. You can go to a bike store where they should sell a product called WD-40 Rust Remover Soak.
  • Ken Ken on Nov 30, 2017
    Won't your trash man take them?

    Lets assume that you are asking how to remove rust from rims. Spokes usually don't rust.

    If the rims are rusty, they were probably chrome plated. Rust comes through the plating, destroying it. You can have them re-chromed (prepare to spend 5 to 10 times replacement cost), paint them (you'll have to remove the tire then sand the rust off before using a rust-conversion primer then paint), or replace them. Not knowing anything about your "bike" I assume that you have a bicycle. Those wheels come in a variety of sizes and configurations but I would assume $30 - $60 to replace a standard model up to hundreds of dollars for a carbon fiber wheel.
  • Beckie Beckie on Nov 30, 2017
    I use Barkeeper’s Friend to take off little rusty spots on my Antique Chrome & Formica top table and chairs with Great Success. Most stores carry it in the cleaning supplies section. After you get it off you can then lightly spray a coat of clear poly on to lessen the rust accumulation. Good Luck and Happy Biking 🚴!
  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Nov 30, 2017
    If you doing it cheap, like to donate for a needy kid, or for a kid (and you do not want to spend a lot) or for yourself just to ride around the neighborhood - just scrub down with Brillo pads, and spray paint silver! Less than $5.00....
  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Nov 30, 2017
    I would try a brillo sosp pad -they clean aluminum, steel and iron pots and pans
  • Mcgypsy9 Mcgypsy9 on Nov 30, 2017
    A simple Brillo or S.O.S. Pad works beautifully! Just wet and scrub!
  • Tan Nguyen Tan Nguyen on Nov 30, 2017
    Thank you for the suggestion
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