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Cleaning brake hoods

Wondering what people have done to clean their brake hoods.

I have used dish soap and warm water.

Left the hoods a little sticky.

They were not sticky before

Cannot wait to hear all the ways.

Appreciate your help and time
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For dirty and crusty hoods, I've let them soak in hot (not boiling) soapy water on the stove for a few minutes.
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Originally Posted by bikemike73
Wondering what people have done to clean their brake hoods.

I have used dish soap and warm water.

Left the hoods a little sticky.

They were not sticky before

Cannot wait to hear all the ways.

Appreciate your help and time
Yes, they tend to feel a bit sticky compared to when they were covered with sweat and body oil. That said, other than being a bit harder to mount due to that stickiness, they will return to stasis after a couple of rides. I clean mine with something like dish soap and have done so for many decades.
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Cleaned up a set of Exage hoods earlier today using a mild water based degreaser then went over them with Pedro's Lust. Still sticky, but I'm hoping that the silicone treatment will help somehow. Not sure how, just hoping! lol
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If they are still stick after cleaning dust them lightly with baby powder.
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