BMW R65LS Restoration
RustAs you might expect with a thirty three year old piece of machinery which has been sitting unused in a damp garage for sixteen years, rust and corrosion have set in.
Google turned up quite a few methods of rust removal I had not heard of before. The simplest and what seem to be the most effective are vinegar and .electrolysis
After either of these treatments a good rub with a wire brush will clean down to the bare metal. I use a brass suede brush, a steel wire brush or a rotary brush on an electric drill (The drill is a Black and Decker die cast model I bought for my father - you can get an idea of it's age - it cost my £6.19s.6d. It's on it's second rotor and third set of brushes).