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cleaning wheels

Postby grizzlybear1943 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:29 am



Goldwingers
is it safe to use 0000fine wool to clean stained wheels, I know it is good to shine chrome and other parts of bike.
Let me know
Thanks Ben



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Re: cleaning wheels

Postby robb » Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:11 pm

Did mine, then added a coat of clear from a rattle can. Five years later and they still look OK.

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Re: cleaning wheels

Postby grizzlybear1943 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:19 pm

Rob,
thanks for the info on cleaning wheels
may you and family have a Happy Thanksgiving
Ben

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Re: cleaning wheels

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:42 am

It depends on whether or not your wheel already has a clear coat. Steel wool will take the clear coat right off, and may make any remaining clear coat look cloudy. If it's raw aluminum then it should work fine, if not you had better plan to re-clear coat it when you're done.

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Re: cleaning wheels

Postby robb » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:30 pm

Fairly sure my rear did not have a clear finish since the steel wool easily cleaned the finish. Much more shine now than I ever noticed before. Wiped down with lacquer thinner and a good coat of spray. Should look good for years.

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Re: cleaning wheels

Postby Mag » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:40 pm

Explain how to put spray on, etc.?

Do you take the wheels off? Do you just roll the bike? Whatcha do whatcha do?

When I got my bike, it had bad stains and such, so I scrubbed and it cleaned up nice, so I expect I do not have a clear coat on mine either.

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Re: cleaning wheels

Postby robb » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:55 am

I had the wheel off to clean so spray was easy, but if bike is on a lift the wheel can be rotated and sprayed. Find it easy to clean and dry wheel then coat tire with dish wash detergent. Allow 30 minutes to dry then spray wheel. Detergent will wash away and take any overspray with it.

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Re: cleaning wheels

Postby GreenDragon » Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:47 pm

Powder Coat, love them and they wipe off with no corrosion issues.


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