Good candidate for OA Bath?


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Vintagedad

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 1, 2018
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South Carolina
#1
I haven’t done an OA Bath yet and am considering doing my first one on this Coppertone Stingray Deluxe. Do y’all think this bike is a good candidate for an OA Bath? This is what it looks like after some soap and water.


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tryder

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 12, 2014
485
869
San Anselmo, CA
#2
The frame but not the chrome. I would use metal rescue on the chrome.
 

Autocycleplane

I live for the CABE
Jan 6, 2010
1,852
4,606
NorCal, United States
#8
OA is fine on chrome. In fact I’m willing to bet the antique bike crowd got the idea from the vintage BMX crowd who had been using OA to clean up rusty chrome framesets for years.
 

Vintagedad

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 1, 2018
109
50
32
South Carolina
#9
OA is fine on chrome. In fact I’m willing to bet the antique bike crowd got the idea from the vintage BMX crowd who had been using OA to clean up rusty chrome framesets for years.
I think I’m going to do the whole thing in OA. I’ve actually got an old school BMX bike I need to do too lol. I guess I’ll have to order it online. I went to two stores today looking for it and struck out twice.
 

Vintagedad

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 1, 2018
109
50
32
South Carolina
#10
How do y’all address the wheels? I’m assuming the hub needs to be removed or will it not harm the hub? How about the spokes? I was hoping to avoid having the wheels relaced if possible but don’t want to destroy my hub.
 

tryder

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 12, 2014
485
869
San Anselmo, CA
#11
I think I’m going to do the whole thing in OA. I’ve actually got an old school BMX bike I need to do too lol. I guess I’ll have to order it online. I went to two stores today looking for it and struck out twice.
They have it at Ace Hardware. Ask for wood bleach.
 

Vintagedad

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 1, 2018
109
50
32
South Carolina
#13
Home Depot didn’t have it, the one by me doesn’t carry it in store ‍♂️. The closest Ace hardware is a little bit of a ride so I may just order the powder from eBay.

Anyone have any suggestions about the wheels?
 

Vintagedad

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 1, 2018
109
50
32
South Carolina
#15
Buy the OA online from eBay or Amazon. 5 pounds for less then 20 bucks. Your local stores will rip you, trust me.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/OXALIC-ACI...d:g:UEsAAOSwhOVa7ghK:rk:1:pf:1&frcectupt=true

The rims look pretty toasted, but you can soak them in OA and hopefully you won't have to pitch them in the garden. I use OA on chrome and never had a problem.
I ordered from EBay tonight 14.95 for 5 lbs of OA. I’m hoping the rims would come clean enough to use but your right they look pretty bad. I picked up a back up set in the event they are too toasted. If not I guess I’ll have a spare set of wheels , which means I’ll eventually need to find something to put them on. Thanks for your help.
 

GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
9,404
7,436
Central Arizona
#16
I ordered from EBay tonight 14.95 for 5 lbs of OA. I’m hoping the rims would come clean enough to use but your right they look pretty bad. I picked up a back up set in the event they are too toasted. If not I guess I’ll have a spare set of wheels , which means I’ll eventually need to find something to put them on. Thanks for your help.
Congrats, you just saved $49.51!! If you purchased the little 12 oz tubs @ $9.67 from Home Depot to equal 5 lbs, the total would be 64.46 plus tax.
Best of luck with the rims.
 

Rollo

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 29, 2016
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1,337
62
Lincoln Park, United States
#17
I ordered from EBay tonight 14.95 for 5 lbs of OA. I’m hoping the rims would come clean enough to use but your right they look pretty bad. I picked up a back up set in the event they are too toasted. If not I guess I’ll have a spare set of wheels , which means I’ll eventually need to find something to put them on. Thanks for your help.
... This is the seller that I get my OA from too! ... in fact I just started soaking some parts today ...
... I use about a teaspoon per gallon ... or a cup of it with hot water in this pool for a 24 hour soak ...

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Rollo

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 29, 2016
409
1,337
62
Lincoln Park, United States
#19
... The real rusty parts needed longer than 24 hrs ... so I put them in a 5 gallon bucket with a fresh hot water OA soak for another day ...
 

GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
9,404
7,436
Central Arizona
#20
... The real rusty parts needed longer than 24 hrs ... so I put them in a 5 gallon bucket with a fresh hot water OA soak for another day ...
My method is to use more OA in the mix and way less soak time. The residue left on the parts is minute.
 
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