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RedneckMedic
05-21-2010, 12:32 AM
all right so i got a new tire today and the spokes look pretty nasty anyone have any recommendations on what's the best way to go about cleaning these.

snofrog
05-21-2010, 12:53 AM
wd-40 on a rag works good . just dont get it on the brake or tire

telecast
05-21-2010, 08:24 AM
Get an 'all wheel' cleaner. Use as directed. It'll melt the brake dust and crud right off. A cheap spoke brush will help too.

anflecher
12-02-2011, 07:24 PM
Best thing I have found is Armoral wheel cleaner & the long cone shaped brush. I have also found a smal 3 finger brush in a detailing section of auto parts store. I used some mineral spirits on a rag for the first pass and hoo-boy did that ever get them clean in short order.

Moesride
12-03-2011, 09:20 AM
I picked this stuff up at the International bike show about three years ago. Best I've ever used. It's absolutely Amazing. I use it on the whole bike. It will clean, polsih, shine,wax your wheels and everything else on the bike with very little effort.. Gives everthig a chrome shine. 16 oz. bottle about $16. Royal Blue.

Gas Man
12-03-2011, 09:40 AM
I'm always leery of anything at those shows.

Moesride
12-03-2011, 09:49 AM
I'm always leery of anything at those shows. Agreed Chris. Started out using it in small areas. Now I use it on everything for the past three yrs.

Gas Man
12-03-2011, 10:27 AM
Cool shit then.

Chris300s
12-03-2011, 04:31 PM
WD-40 or CLR with wadded tin foil. The foil on chrome works similarly to a clay bar on paint. The WD-40 or CLR's just there for lube and to loosen the rust and crap. The tin foil's softer than the chrome so it cannot scratch it.
Remember, chrome can't be "polished" you only clean it. Follow up with a little wax to help it stay shiny and you'll be the envy of all your friends.

Gas Man
12-03-2011, 06:44 PM
Tin foil... huh!

Remo
12-05-2011, 12:03 PM
I picked this stuff up at the International bike show about three years ago. Best I've ever used. It's absolutely Amazing. I use it on the whole bike. It will clean, polsih, shine,wax your wheels and everything else on the bike with very little effort.. Gives everthig a chrome shine. 16 oz. bottle about $16. Royal Blue.

I have never used that stuff myself but 2 of the guys I ride with swear by it and they are VERY picky about their bikes.

Chris300s
12-05-2011, 04:53 PM
Tin foil... huh!
It works really well on stepped chrome rims where you get road crud and corrosion in the bend.
Afterwards a good coating of straight Carnuba works like release agent on the new crud. (also works really well on chrome faucets and 1929 Rolls Royce Phantom grilles).

Gas Man
12-05-2011, 09:20 PM
It works really well on stepped chrome rims where you get road crud and corrosion in the bend.
Afterwards a good coating of straight Carnuba works like release agent on the new crud. (also works really well on chrome faucets and 1929 Rolls Royce Phantom grilles).

But I'm sure it's hard to do/use near black powdered rims.

RedneckMedic
12-06-2011, 09:21 PM
I can see the foil because I used to use foil with coca a cola to get rust off hockey skate blades when I used to play. Then I would re-use the foil for my hand and play some old time hockey eh!!:rockwoot: