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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-01-2010, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel cleaners?

As a follow-up to an earlier thread (posted by someone else), I thought I would ask if any of you had any consistent success with any of the wheel cleaners available at local auto parts stores.

Lance says that the wheels on our bike are clear-coated aluminum. So I was curious if anyone had tried a spray wheel cleaner formulated for that finish (from say, Meguiar's, Eagle One, Black Magic, or Turtle Wax), and what results you have had....???....

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I have actually had pretty good results from wd-40 and a moderately soft rag. just be careful not to get any on the rotors or anywhere it shouldn't be.
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I use gasoline, a paint brush, and a toothbrush, to get all the grease/oil off them, then follow up with Simple Green, rinse them good with a water hose (no nozzle), then either use compressed air to dry them, or rinse them off good with distilled water from a pump up garden sprayer. Jerry.

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wesley's bleach white works for me.
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i use orange glo and a soft rag no problems


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