Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Metal Rescue - A must for any person restoring an old bike

I'll admit it, I'm a total garage nerd, and a sucker for nifty products and tools that can enhance my "Quality Garage Time". This is definitely one of those products. If you mess around with old bikes you have no doubt spent time getting the rust off of old parts with a combination of WD-40, a wire brush, and finger tip skin. Those days are over.
Metal Rescue is an environmentally safe product that literally dissolves the rust away. You just drop in the rusted part, let it soak for a period of time (the worse the rust, the longer you soak it), and presto, the rust is gone.

Another benefit is that it doesn't remove any of the metal. I needed to get the rust off of my old Triumph rotors and didn't want to damage the finish. As you can see in these before and after photos, Metal Rescue just made all the rust go away.

If you have a handlful of old rusted nuts and bolts, just let them soak over night. The worst you will have to do is hit them with a still brush to knock off the loose stuff. It's bio-degradable, non-toxic, and non-flammable, plus, you can reuse it.  I just filtered out what I used and poured it back into the container. I think that I have seen competitors come out with a similar product (WD-40 has one), but Metal Rescue is the only one I can vouch for at this point. I bought mine through Summit Racing supply. More info can be found at

Sunday, December 1, 2013

"Why We Ride" Showing in K-Town Dec 8th

Billed by many as the next classic motorcycle documentary, "Why we ride" is being compared to a modern day "On Any Sunday". If its is anywhere close to that good it will be a great movie. An independently financed film, it is set to be released internationally in 2014. To qualify for an early showing in Knoxville there had to be a number of tickets pre-sold, and thanks to the motorcycle community in Knoxville there have been. So next Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 it will be showing at the Wynnsong 6 Theater on North Peters Road, behind Lowes. It's rated PG, so its safe for the kids. I predict the theater will be packed.