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Ive Got Rust On My Headbolts . Can Someone Recommend A Good Product To Help.ive Tried Never Dull-never Worked! Thanks
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this may sound strange but easy-off oven cleaner works pretty good..but it's easier to get chrome covers from jp cycles..
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Gotta agree chrome covers are much easier. Try Naval Jelly if you really want to remove the rust. The problem is that most chemicals that will remove the rust will also remove the paint on the heads. Use sparingly and a little at a time until its all gone. Remember it'll probably show back up in a couple of months.
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Never Dull is NOT a rust remover.

Try using some toothpaste.. You'll be surprised..

also try some TACO BELL Mild sauce.. That stuff will clean a penny in a heartbeat.
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Be careful with naval jelly it's an acid base product.Wash it right away with the garden hose and reapply if needed.

and to seal try clear finger nail polish that you can dilute 2 to 1.
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It will be easier to put covers on the head bolts than to repair a blotch made to the heads. Something to think about.
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forget the oven cleaner dude! The guy I bought my bike from read about using it on a forum and lets just say the result gave me a great bargaining point to bring the price down... looked like $&!%. I used a combination of Brasso to get the heaviest crud down then hours with Never-Dull. Redd-Trigger has a good suggestion. Toothepast and a good stiff bush. Its a mild abrassive and will take down the surface rust (with a lot of work... be patient) and it wont have bleed over affects on the heads. Get as much off as you can. Coat them with a protectant and put caps on them.
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