Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
A little surface rust on the side plates isn't a real big deal. Rust coming out from under the rollers indicates a dying chain. No need to clean the chain unless it has a lot of abrasive grit on it, and you probably won't get that with the DuPont stuff, anyway. Just a wipe with a dry cloth, if anything, should be sufficient unless there is goopy lube residue.
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