Need some advice on dealing with rust. I've got a '05 PX150 with surface rust on the fork and front rim. Also, the paint on the lower headset is starting to bubble up and show clear indications of rust below the paint.
1. My question is whether the front end can be disassembled, and more importantly reassembled by a novice mechanic with basic tools or is it something that should be left to someone with a garage full of tools and mechanical talent?
2. Do you think it would be cheaper to order replacement parts (fork and rim) compared to having it repainted?
3. I was also considering removing the front fork and sending it to a reputable shop to disassemble, paint, and reassemble if it's beyond my abilities. Any recommendations for shops on the west coast?
4. Anyone know a good rust treatment that I can use in the future for the minor scratches and chips?
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