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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-02-2016, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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I have rust stains running down my jugs from the spark plugs. I have replaced the rusty spark plugs with new but haven't been able to wash away the rust stains from the old plugs.

Would you folks give me some advice on what product to use and the technic to use that will remove the rust stains but not damage the finish on the fins on the jugs?

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I would try a good metal polish in a small spot then work to larger area. I used it on my heat shields when I melted a towel to them when they were too hot. worked well and didn't scratch anything. You could also try some CLR on a Qtip and clean each fin that way. Let us know how they come out if you could.

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Try Nevrdull.

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The thing that bothers me is I am dealing with two different types of finish. The clear metal on the edge of the fins and the black, textured, (powder coat?) on the inner fins.

I can't use any abrasiveness or steel wool on that textured black finish they would just shred.

I believe the clear edges of the fins are clear coated just to make things even more interesting.

I tried just spraying WD-40 on the stains but that did not work.

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Wd-40 ftw !
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I had the same issue.

I lightly dampened a new micro fiber towel with CLR rust remover (stolen from my wife's kitchen). Wiped the areas clean with a slight amount of elbow grease and then liberally rinsed the entire area with detail spray to remove any CLR residue that may have remained. I also use the same process to clean the exposed metal portions of the jug fins using a green scotch brite pad.
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I use a citric acid solution to clean rust from cooling systems also bike tanks, well anything really.
Its in powder form in cooking section of supermarkets, mix with hot water for cooling systems, or with vinegar for fuel tanks, panel steel etc.
You could even try just white vinegar on a rag on your cylinders.
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I had the same issue.

I lightly dampened a new micro fiber towel with CLR rust remover (stolen from my wife's kitchen). Wiped the areas clean with a slight amount of elbow grease and then liberally rinsed the entire area with detail spray to remove any CLR residue that may have remained. I also use the same process to clean the exposed metal portions of the jug fins using a green scotch brite pad.
Was that on the black, textured surfaces between the clear fins?

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pull your new plugs and put a light light coat of antiseize on the base where the wrench goes

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pull your new plugs and put a light light coat of antiseize on the base where the wrench goes
Thanks,

All ready done.

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