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How Do I Stop the Corrosion?

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Speedy is now four months old and has only done 3000km of mostly fair-weather riding. It lives tucked up in my garage, safe, sound and dry! It gets treated to a wash and polish each week, carefully dried in the warm late-afternoon sun.

And yet...

Over the past few weeks I notice that the bright polished aluminium that support the rider and pillion foot pegs are showing serious signs of deterioration -- aluminium oxide film forming on the metal surfaces particularly in the corners and crevices.

How can I stop the rot? Has anyone else experienced this problem? Should I have the parts bead blasted and lacquer coated? Maybe someone could give me some better advice, based on experience?
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Salty (sea) air will cause corrosion issues if you are down wind of the sea, and sometimes even if you are upwind - due to even minimum salt content in the soil/dust.

If you have a lot of lime in the water, you will have corrosion issues - I have it bad where I live.

I use a filter on my hose for washing my vehicles. Even the Mr. Clean filtering/washing system will work well.

I occasionally use a product called CorrosionX sprayed on the fasteners and other bits and pieces to remove and prevent corrosion.

I hope this helps.

[ This message was edited by: Devious2XS on 2007-01-13 07:47 ]
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