Another Oxalic Acid Bath

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by JimRoy, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. #21 Posted Nov 11, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    It's as if you dipped it in the mythical bicycle FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH!! Shhhh, no one's supposed to know.

    Ride Katie ride. She's one lucky bike owner and granddaughter!!

    Gary
     
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  2. #22 Posted Nov 13, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Came out nice!
     
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  3. #23 Posted Nov 19, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    awesome! got a ride I need to try it on!
     
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  4. #24 Posted Nov 22, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    I used to use zud cleanser, It had Oxalic acid in it , but I haven't seen it for sale anymore. my friend who refinished furniture used Oxalic acid to get stains out of desk tops,etc, but I never did a whole bike. just a chain guard and rims. It looks like a different bike; I hope she really enjoys it.(I was told It Comes from rhubarb leaves).
     
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  5. #25 Posted Nov 22, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    NICE! Would not have known that was the same bike.
     
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  6. #26 Posted Nov 22, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Have Anyone Tried It on a TOC or Teens Used Crappy Frame??
    Photo is Just an Example, Not Mine!!
    Maybe a Bit Worst Than It????
    Racycle Narrow..jpg
     
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  7. #27 Posted Nov 22, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Really really cool.
     
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  8. #28 Posted Nov 22, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Whats the mix ratio?
     
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  9. #29 Posted Nov 22, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Try it. If the old lead base paint is there, the Oxalic acid shouldn't hurt it.
     
  10. #30 Posted Nov 22, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I used approx 20 ozs. Probably too much, but I'm obsessive
     
  11. #31 Posted Nov 22, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    AMAZING!!!!!!
     
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  12. #32 Posted Nov 29, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    This is incredible! Im doing this one my newest find! I did an oa bath on an old hawthorne that i loved. But i only did a few hours. Im curious about a longer dip!

    Great work!
     
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  13. #33 Posted Jan 20, 2018 at 6:37 AM

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Picking up an excelsior badged straightbar monday. I’m going to give it an OA bath. Never done one before, but the results you guys are getting are unbelievable.
     
  14. #34 Posted Jan 20, 2018 at 11:56 AM

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Would love to see the results. I have a late 30's survivor, still has the barn debris on it. This might be a possibility when it's time to do the bike!
     
  15. #35 Posted Jan 20, 2018 at 12:18 PM

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I will be sure to post pics when I do it.