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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-17-2008, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Quick answer to my last question so I will throw another pitch.

The wheels themselves need cleaning, pitting maybe on the aluminum which is fine but dirt tends to build up. Through all the crevices it is hard to get to alot of the places with my hands.

For me, a shot of carb cleaner tends to break down everything including plastic. Does anyone recommend something to clean wheels and the bike forks?
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The wheels themselves need cleaning, pitting maybe on the aluminum which is fine but dirt tends to build up. Through all the crevices it is hard to get to alot of the places with my hands.

For me, a shot of carb cleaner tends to break down everything including plastic. Does anyone recommend something to clean wheels and the bike forks?
I use Mothers mag and aluminum polish. Still you have to use your hands, though.
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At the car lots I worked at I would use a mild de-greaser for the engine to spray on the rims and such places. I still do and it's worked great for me. I also use only a liquid wax to polish the tank and chrome too. Cheap and effective!

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Haven't you ever seen that ball that hooks to a drill that Chip Foose advertises. It's not cheap, but is supposed to do wheels (cracks and crevices) real well. I've seen them at Auto Zone and Advance. Haven't been in an O'Reilly's so I don't know what they carry.

Here's another product I found with just a quick Google search http://www.topoftheline.com/electricpolishingball.html.

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One of the things we found works really well is.. Baby Wipes!
Yeah, those little pre-moistened wipes that come in the plastic container.
Stumbled upon this when we were working on JD's spline lube at a gathering. One of the guys was cleaning the wheel and was looking for something to wipe his hands with. I handed him a wipe and he used it on the wheel instead. Stopped, looked at the wheel and started polishing!
Guess what's good for a baby's bottom is good for the baby *L*
I buy the off-brand ones at Walmart, Pure and Gentle I think.

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