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Old 05-28-11, 03:08 PM   #1
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Cleaning Spokes and hubs

Quick question here,

How do you clean the hubs and spokes? I was thinking about sanding the Spokes but my hand canīt fit through thespokes. Shalll I use a long brus for the hub?

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Old 05-28-11, 03:29 PM   #2
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How dirty can they be that you use sandpaper? I just use a paper towel (maybe with lighter fluid) and compressed air.
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I use a rag or toothbrush with orange degreaser.
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I use something like this from the dollar store and some simply green
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Thanks for the suggestions!

The spokes are mucky black. Fromcar fumes I guess...
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Old 05-28-11, 08:14 PM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestions!

The spokes are mucky black. Fromcar fumes I guess...
It's called road grime. Simple green will do the trick. And what the heck is a fromcar?
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Mineral spirits (paint thinner) will dissolve that goo. Use a rag and plenty of ventilation.
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Mineral spirits (paint thinner) will dissolve that goo. Use a rag and plenty of ventilation.
Ventilation takes the fun out of it tho
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I was thinking about sanding the Spokes but my hand canīt fit through thespokes.
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The spokes are mucky black. Fromcar fumes I guess...
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I would use a rag and metal polish before I ever considered using sandpaper
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hahaha Just go to the $ store and pick up some rubbing alcohol and towels! Rub away, you can get all the supplies for under 5 bucks. Your prob low on alcohol anyways
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fine grade steel wool.
Perhaps not for all rims and hubs, but worked like a charm on my
old cruiser's rims/hubs.
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i use an angle grinder myself.
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If you run the spokes through an extruder set at the right gauge it will take off everything that has built up.

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fine grade steel wool.
Probably is the safer option...
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