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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-01-2007, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Question What do you use to clean your Wheels?

I know I've tried several differant cleaners like "mean green" & various car soaps, but nothing really seams to get my wheels (Rims) clean. What do you use. I've even tried brake cleaner.Nothing.
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Have you tried to clean them with aluminum cleaner? Mothers Power Metal aluminum cleaner.

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I use Blue coral wheel magic.If they are reall dirty a tooth brush and some elbow grease with this stuff works good.I use this stuff on the frame and engine of the bike too.It also works pretty good on engine bays and engines when detailing cars.

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I was under the asumption that the wheels where clear coated. So I didn't try an aluminum/metal polish. And even though our engines are aluminum, I know mines painted. (not black) So again, polish I didn't try.
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That's why I like the wheel magic it's safe for all wheel surfaces and it's spray on rinse off and won't effect the clear like some other cleaners will.

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You are not going to believe this, but anyone that went to the Gathering in 2005 will swear by them too..
Pure and Gentle baby wipes.
That's right, those cheap little baby wipes from Walmart that come like 200 to a pack.
When we were doing JD's splines Rick was cleaning off the rear wheel and stopped at one time to ask for something to wipe his hands with. I handed him a baby wipe and he used it on the wheel. He stopped and looked at the wheel he had been laboring over.. It was clean and shiney! A couple of more wipes and the wheel looked almost as good as new. JD washes his bike maybe once a year so there was quite a bit of build-up. We also tried it on the forks with the same results. Now I carry a pack with me and they are handy for washing your hands afterwards too!

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Never thought to use them for cleaning parts. I know they work great for preventing clothes from staining after spilling coffee or soda. Hmmm....my wheels are looking a little dirty.....

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Ok, I've gotta try it. That just sounds too easy. It couldn't be that simple could it? I've ben thinking of all these harsh chemicals and here it's something as soft as a babys bottom!
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i just use cheap ass wheel cleaner , and a shop rag


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I know I've tried several differant cleaners like "mean green" & various car soaps, but nothing really seams to get my wheels (Rims) clean. What do you use. I've even tried brake cleaner.Nothing.
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