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Old 07-02-11, 07:57 PM   #1
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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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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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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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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.

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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.
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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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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