Long term non-chromed protection

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Coyote

Look Ma, No Hands!
Ok, so on my non-Schwinn bikes, many of the piece parts are steel (?)
but not stainless or chromed. Is there a recommended polish/coating that
can be used to protect them from rust buildup if parked/stored for extended time?
Typical seat post shown. Thanks for any advice!

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coasterbrakejunkie1969

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
@Coyote I believe those parts are cadmium plated. No shine to them. You can use same bearing grease where that seat post goes into the seat tube to protect it from rust. Maybe a good car wax to protect what is exposed. I have used a Simichrome metal polish on a few cad pieces and they looked quite good.
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
There aren’t any bare metal parts I’m aware of-chrome, cad, or zinc like Coaster said. If kept inside you shouldn’t have a problem. V/r Shawn
 

Rivnut

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
If you d find that there are some bare metal parts that need some kind of protection, Eastwood Co make a bare metal clear, Diamond Clear for Bare Metal; in both satin and gloss.
 

Steve Baltera

Look Ma, No Hands!
GIBBS OIL. You can get it on amazon.great oil.I have a bare metal bike with gibbs on it .its been hangin in the garage for about 3 years .No rust yet.
 

Archie Sturmer

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Paint, … or some kind of silver
I have used Rust-Oleum “Antique Pewter” — a metallic medium-dark gray on non-A&S bikes (what other kind is there?);
and for a seat post, it might be best to know where to draw the paint/no-paint line.

I have found that some Solvents make the plating turn black; and others more bright, (at least temporarily).
 
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AndyA

Finally riding a big boys bike
For small bits that want sort of a nickel look, I like Testors 1180 flat steel enamel. Apply with a small brush.

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