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    In need of some quick advice.

    So its almost ten p.m, I'm blasting death metal, and have been reduced to cleaning my *free* bikes hubs with Q-tips, and hydrogen peroxide. Any quick home-brew solutions to get these things clean? Not just the inside the outside also. Thanks
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    I've never cleaned inside a hub with anything other than a rag on my fingertip.
    And wiped the exterior with a rag, too.
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    Hydrogen peroxide? Really? most home brew stuff doesn't work. Just get some degreaser and clean the hubs with that and quit playing around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    Hydrogen peroxide? Really? most home brew stuff doesn't work. Just get some degreaser and clean the hubs with that and quit playing around.
    Wish I could find it! Anyways this seems to be working rather well! Will update if it explodes on me or something. *SIDENOTE* For some reason it makes my hands smell odd. Kinda like vinegar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex carnavas View Post
    Wish I could find it! Anyways this seems to be working rather well! Will update if it explodes on me or something. *SIDENOTE* For some reason it makes my hands smell odd. Kinda like vinegar.
    Mineral spirits or paint thinner should be readily available at your local hardware store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
    Mineral spirits or paint thinner should be readily available at your local hardware store.
    Paint thinner! I forgot there's like a gallon of that stuff around here.. Oh-well I already cleaned it (rather nicely) with hydrogen peroxide. Thanks for the reminder though.
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    Putting an oxidizing agent and an acid - commonly used to eat unwanted copper off of PCBs - in your hubs sounds like a really bad idea.
    Last edited by Nerull; 07-02-11 at 11:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerull View Post
    Putting an oxidizing agent and an acid - commonly used to eat unwanted copper off of PCBs - in your hubs sounds like a really bad idea.
    Its just to get all the old grease and other "stuff" out. The bike sat in the rain for a LONG time from what I saw. It was free so I can't really complain, and I'm making sure to wash it out with water, and drying it immediately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex carnavas View Post
    Wish I could find it! Anyways this seems to be working rather well! Will update if it explodes on me or something. *SIDENOTE* For some reason it makes my hands smell odd. Kinda like vinegar.
    It can't explode unless you mix it with gasoline and smoke while cleaning!

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