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I need your advice guys, i accidentaly removed paint from water pipes( not knowing i probably shouldn’t do it) and now am worried what could happen to the bike( my guess is just corrosion on pipes) and what should i do? Thanks in advance for help

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M. Hausknecht

When it is convenient for you, just drain the coolant, then remove pipes, paint, and reinstall. The pipes are just steel so rough them up with a bit of sandpaper, and shoot them with rattle can flat black Rustoleum.

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Vs09

Thanks that is what i was thinking also. But what else can happen except corrosion( should i be ok with using some of anti-corrosion sprays ) or is it neccesary to do all that? 

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M. Hausknecht

The radiator does the cooling. The pipes are just there to get the water to and from the water pump so I can't imagine a problem for the pipes other than a little rust on the outside that might look ugly to you. 

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Vs09

Okay, that is totaly fine, I will see if i will paint them or just put som anti-corrosion stuff on it so i stop it from corroding, because i will sell it after summer so dont think it should get rusty that quick! Thanks for advice, cheers and ride safe!

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Triple Jim

You also have the option of painting them with Rustoleum black, or any color of your choice, with a brush (carefully).  That way you don't have to mess with the coolant.  Satin black doesn't show brush marks as badly as gloss black.

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00RAH

In bmx that's called the 'raw' look.

A cpl coats of clear will protect it from corrosion. 

It looks good! I'd keep it.

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