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Old 11-11-2012, 09:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How do you clean your colored rims? Seems like every time I lube my chain the rims get dirty and can't get into the center to clean them. Any advice?
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Take Simple Green (don't dilute it) and spray the wheel down. Let it dry completely. Then take a rag and wipe the wheel down; the grease comes off in a dust. Rinse the wheel again with water and it'll be clean.

I've tried using Simple Green when it was still wet and it was a major bitch. Let it dry though, and the grease comes right off.

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Old 11-12-2012, 09:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I Just use wd40 oil spray some on a rag or cloth wipe off the muck just don't get it on your tyre !
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Yep WD-40... it smears at first but after getting most of the dirt of, just keep rubbing off the smears with a fresh paper towel. the WD-40 residue will do the job.

I got yellow rims. PITA but so pretty once they shine back in bright yellow.




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I Just use wd40 oil spray some on a rag or cloth wipe off the muck just don't get it on your tyre !
That's why I don't like WD-40.

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Old 11-12-2012, 10:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I use WD-40 to clean rims before I wash my bike
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