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Old 03-31-14, 11:02 AM   #1
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How to clean white brake hoods of an road bike/fixie?

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How to clean white brake hoods of an road bike/fixie?
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Old 03-31-14, 12:17 PM   #2
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Dish soap works well with a new/clean scotchbright scrubby.

I'll never buy Hudz again though, because they just don't last. I used to get about 3 months of use from them before they would start to get sticky. OEM Shimano hoods cost the same, and last for years.
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Old 03-31-14, 01:21 PM   #3
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Lemon juice and direct sunlight has been an old trick for dress shirts. If it's a matter of discoloration of the hoods and not one of surface grease, maybe try this? Can't say I've ever used it, though.
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Old 03-31-14, 01:50 PM   #4
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Magic Eraser.
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I use either Armour All wipes or Monkey Wipes.

I was riding in an area where they were doing some repaving. I got a little asphalt on my glove because it was stuck to my tire. Dumb me then got that residue on my white hoods. Came right off with wipes.

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Reliable "Challenger" - spray on wipe off it will be like new.
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