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Motorcycle parts anticorrosion, rust removal, cleaning and repair methods
Release date:2023.03.08

Motorcycle accessories, large to a wheel small to a screw parts, are a part of the motorcycle, so we motorcycle friends to master the knowledge is also very much, today this article shares motorcycle accessories iron oil tank anti-corrosion method, electroplating parts rust removal and smart decals, repair plastic thread holes, oil drum seal a method and non-metallic parts of the cleaning method.

Anti-corrosion method of iron oil tank:

Generally, the inner wall of the motorcycle tank made of iron is in contact with gasoline for a long time. Because the gasoline contains certain trace moisture and some corrosive substances, it can produce electrochemical reaction with iron. Over time, the tank will slowly corrode and perforate. If a sheet of zinc (the shell of a common dry battery) is placed inside the tank, the electrochemical reaction that causes corrosion will not occur with the iron but with the zinc, which is chemically reactive, thus effectively protecting the tank from corrosion.

This is just like the zinc plate nailed on the iron lock and the magnesium rod in the electric water heater, which all use the activity of zinc and magnesium to achieve the purpose of protecting iron. After placing zinc skins in the tank, rust will be found greatly reduced when cleaning the tank.


Electroplating parts rust removal and clever removal of decal method:

Electroplating parts (chrome plating or galvanized), if wear and erosion by water, will rust to varying degrees, serious rust, with the general method is difficult to remove, 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;

Step 2: Scrub the rusty part with a soft cloth dipped in foot solution until the rust spots disappear; Then used for cloth to wipe the residual solution, electroplated parts will be bright as before.

Step 3: Small parts can also be placed in the solution soak for a while, remove after drying, can also achieve the same effect. Finally, wipe with a dry cloth dipped in oil.

After the above treatment, the electroplated parts can not only restore the original luster, but also remain unchanged for a long time. For the parts that rust due to the falling off of the coating, the rust spot can be removed by this method, but the unique luster of the electroplating surface will not appear. Ammonium acetate is white powdery crystal, which can be purchased in chemical shops.

Remove old decals skillfully

During the refurbishment and repair work of the motorcycle, some body decals often become old and hairy, but you can hardly remove them. Here is a way, is to first soak the decals in water for about 30 minutes, make it wet, and then use a drawing eraser dipped in a little detergent solution, rub on the decals, after a while, the decals and some dirt will be 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 motorcycle, such as scooter shell and some instrument, instrument installation. Many maintenance personnel will find that the plastic shell of the scooter after many disassembly, or self-tapping screw when too much force, there will be a phenomenon of plastic thread hole sliding teeth. If the replacement of a larger self-tapping screw, there will be plastic thread holes are cracked by screws when screwed in.

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

Cleaning of oil drum seal and non-metallic parts:

Most motorcycle users carry their gasoline in plastic buckets, which are affordable and convenient. But the lid of the drum is often not tightly sealed, and the gasoline is easy to volatilize, causing waste and insecurity. My solution to this problem is to place a convenient plastic bag over the mouth of the bucket before closing the lid, and then tighten the lid. In order to check whether the seal is good, you can squeeze the plastic bucket by hand. If there is no air leakage sound, it means that the lid has been sealed.

Cleaning of non-metallic parts

In the maintenance of motorcycle, there are often some non-metallic parts that need to be cleaned. These parts should not be cleaned with kerosene, diesel, gasoline and metal cleaning agents used to clean metal parts, otherwise, they will cause deterioration and failure. The cleaning method should be determined according to the material of the parts.

(1) Parts made of rubber should be cleaned with alcohol.

(2) Parts made of foam should be cleaned with laundry detergent or soapy water.

(3) Leather parts should not be washed with any cleaning solution, and can be wiped with cloth.

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

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

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