Posted by: Fred A TITLE: BALLOON: 1955 Columbia, mens
I just got a mens 1955 Columbia, complete with horn tank (horn works, and still had the RAy-O Vac batteries in it, :
"guaranteed not to leak"...and they didn~t!!!), rear rack, chainguard and headlight and leather saddle. It~s missing the truss rods, but the plastic caps are still there.
Anyway... there is light rust inside the tank which seems to be layered over the paint. It comes off with a brass brush, and the paint beneath it is fine, but it~s taking forever. Anybody have a quicker method? The rust is also on the rims and I~m using the same method to remove it. After brushing, the siver beneath is in nice condition.
Also, does anybody out there have a set of truss rods for sale for this blue and cream beauty?
Posted by John Metz
I don~t know a faster method. Patience is key here! Ultra
fine steel or brass wool pads work too. To get it done
faster would require a coarser sander that would also damage the underlying coating of paint or chrome.
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