I have an RK X-ring chain that is getting rust on the sideplates. I guess I didn't put enough WD-40 on it after I washed it, but theres a lot of surface rust. Is there any chemicals that will remove this rust without damaging the X-rings?
WD-40:scream: . Dont use that crap on your chain. Buy some proper chain lube(bel-ray is great). I got the exact same chain as you and it was covered in rust the other day because i forgot to lube it after i washed it. I covered the chain in fluid film(great stuff), and then went riding. Well there is no rust on the chain now so that fixed that. How do you like those chains?. Thats the only chain that i buy. Excellent quality for the $money.:)
I don't use the WD-40 for lube, I just cover the chain in it to repel the water and prevent rust. Once its dry, I apply MFR chain lube. So you say fluid film works good? I happen to have some of that. Thanks for the info.
Regarding the chain, I've only had it for a few weeks and have hardly any time on it. It seems to be good so far...
Yup fluid film works great. I use that stuff for lubing everything on my bike (bolts), except for the cables. I load my chain up with Fluid Film once in a while for a good lube. The only downside is that dust likes it, but it is a great rust stopper.:)