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Methods for anti-corrosion, rust removal, cleaning and repair of motorcycle parts
Release date:2021.03.09

Motorcycle accessories is numerous, large to a small wheels to a screw fittings, are part of the composition of the motorcycle, so to master the knowledge of the friends is also very much, today this article to share motorcycle accessories iron tank corrosion protection method, chrome derusting and artful used decals, repair the plastic screw thread hole, oil drum sealing method and non-metallic parts cleaning method.

Iron tank corrosion prevention method:

General iron motorcycle tank wall contact with gasoline for a long time, because the gasoline contains a certain amount of water and some corrosive substances, can produce electrochemical reaction with iron. Over time, the tank will slowly corrode and perforate. If a zinc coating (the shell of a common dry battery) is placed in the tank, the electrochemical reaction that causes corrosion will not occur with iron but with zinc due to the active chemical nature of zinc, so that the tank can be effectively protected from corrosion.

This is like the iron lock nails on the zinc board that we usually see, the magnesium rod in the electric water heater is the same, is to use the activity of zinc and magnesium to achieve the purpose of protecting iron. After placing zinc skin in the tank, we will find that rust is greatly reduced when cleaning the tank.

Electroplated parts of rust removal and decal methods:

Electroplated parts (chrome or galvanized), if due to wear and water vapor erosion, will rust to varying degrees, serious rust spots, it is difficult to remove it with the general method, both affect the appearance and damage parts, the following introduces a kind of corrosion coating and good effect of rust removal method.

The first step: first of all, ammonium acetate into the same amount of water, to be fully dissolved after heating to about 70cC;

The second step: with a soft cloth dipped in the foot solution to scrub the corroded parts, until the rust disappeared; Then used for cloth to wipe the residual solution, electroplated parts will be as bright as before.


The third step: small parts can also be soaked in the solution for a while, out after drying, can also achieve the same effect. Finally, wipe with a dry cloth and a little oil.

After the above treatment, the electroplated parts can not only restore the original luster, but also remain the same for a long time. For rusty parts caused by the coating falling off, this method can also remove rust, but there will be no luster unique to the plating surface. Ammonium acetate is white powder crystal, which can be purchased in the chemical shop.

Get rid of the old decals

In the motorcycle renovation and repair work, some of the body decals often become old and hairy, but you are difficult to take it off. Here is a way, is to soak the decal for about 30 minutes, make it wet, then use the drawing rubber dipped in a little detergent solution, rub on the decal, after a while, the decal and some dirt are rubbed into strips and fall off. Then rinse the surface of the car with water.

Repair plastic thread holes:

Plastic threaded holes are widely used in motorcycles, such as scooter housing and the installation of some meters and instruments. Many maintenance personnel will find that the plastic shell of the scooter after many disassembly, or self-tapping screw when the force is too large, there will be a phenomenon of plastic thread hole sliding teeth. If the replacement of a large number of self-tapping screw, screw in and there will be a plastic thread hole is cracked by the screw.

I now introduce to you a simple repair method: first AB glue will be plastic threaded hole filled, AB glue after curing, with a drill hole, then screw into the screw can be. Interested friends can try, very convenient.

Oil drum seal and cleaning of non-metallic parts:

Most motorcycle users dress up gasoline is a plastic bucket, this kind of plastic bucket price is moderate, more convenient. But the lid of the barrel is often not tightly sealed, the gasoline is easy to volatilize, both waste and unsafe. My solution to this problem is to cover the mouth of the bucket with a convenient plastic bag before covering the lid, and then screw the lid tightly. In order to check whether the seal is good, you can squeeze the plastic bucket by hand. If there is no sound of air leakage, the lid of the bucket is sealed.

Cleaning of non-metallic parts

In the motorcycle maintenance, often encountered some non-metal parts need to be cleaned. These parts should not be cleaned with kerosene, diesel oil, gasoline and metal cleaning agents used to clean metal parts, otherwise they will deteriorate and fail. The cleaning method should be determined according to the material of the parts.

(1) rubber parts, the application of alcohol cleaning.

(2) parts made of foam plastic should be cleaned with washing powder or soapy water.

(3) leather parts should not be cleaned with any cleaning fluid, and can be cleaned with a cloth.

(4) paper parts can not be cleaned with water, the application of brush brush, or in kerosene, diesel oil cleaning.

(5) Clutch friction plate, brake shoe friction plate can not be cleaned with kerosene, diesel oil, alkali solution, the application of gasoline scrub.