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Methods for anticorrosion, derusting, cleaning and repair of motorcycle accessories
Release date:2022.10.27

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 fuel tank corrosion prevention method:

The inner wall of the general iron motorcycle oil tank has been in contact with gasoline for a long time, because the gasoline contains a certain amount of water and some corrosive substances, which can produce electrochemical reaction with iron. Over time, the tank will slowly corrode and perforate. If a zinc skin (the shell of an ordinary dry battery) is placed in the tank, the electrochemical reaction resulting in corrosion will not occur with iron but with zinc due to the active chemical properties of zinc, so that the tank can be effectively protected from corrosion.

This is like the zinc plate nail on the iron lock that everybody sees at ordinary times, the magnesium rod in electric water heater is the same, it is to use the activity of zinc and magnesium to achieve the purpose of protecting iron. After the zinc skin is placed in the tank, you will find that the rust is greatly reduced when cleaning the tank.

Electroplated parts rust removal and skillful removal of old decal method:

Electroplated parts (chromium plating or galvanized), if due to wear and erosion by water and gas, will rust to different degrees, serious rust stains, with the general method is difficult to remove it, not only affect the appearance and damage parts, the following introduces a non-corrosion coating and good effect of rust removal method.

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

The second step: use a soft cloth dipped in the foot solution to scrub the rust site, until the rust disappears; Then it is used to wipe away the residual solution with a cloth, and the electroplated parts will be as bright as before.

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

After the above treatment, electroplated parts can not only restore the original luster, but also remain unchanged for a long time, for rust parts caused by coating fall off, this method can also remove rust spots, but there will be no plating surface unique luster, ammonium acetate for white powdery crystal, can be purchased in chemical stores.

Get rid of old decals

In the renovation and repair work of a motorcycle, some body decals often become old and hairy, but you can hardly take it off. Here is a way, is the first applique with bubble about 30 minutes of time, make it wet, and then with the drawing rubber dipped in a little washing powder solution, rub on the applique, after a while, applique and some dirt is rubbed into a strip to fall down. Then wash the surface of the car with water.

Repair plastic thread hole:

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

Now to introduce a simple repair method: first fill the plastic thread hole with AB glue, after AB glue curing, hit a hole with a drill, and then screw in the screw. Interested friends can try, very convenient.

Oil drum seal and non-metallic parts cleaning:

Most motorcycle users hold gasoline in plastic barrels, which are affordable and convenient. However, the lid of the barrel is often not tightly sealed, and the gasoline is easy to volatilize, which causes waste and insecurity. My solution to this problem is to put a convenient plastic bag over the mouth of the barrel before closing the lid, and then screw the lid back on. In order to check whether the seal is good, the plastic bucket can be squeezed by hand. If there is no sound of air leakage, the lid of the barrel is sealed.

Cleaning of non-metallic parts

In the maintenance of motorcycles, often encountered some non-metallic parts need to be cleaned. These parts can not be cleaned with kerosene, diesel, gasoline and metal cleaning agent to clean metal parts, otherwise, will cause deterioration and failure. The cleaning method should be determined according to the material of the part.

(1) Rubber parts should be cleaned with alcohol.

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

(3) Leather parts should not be washed with any cleaning solution, wipe with a cloth.

(4) Paper parts can not be cleaned with water, should be brushed with brush, or cleaned in kerosene, diesel oil.

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