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Cleaning Stainless Steel Rims

Old 10-03-18, 01:40 PM
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Cleaning Stainless Steel Rims

Any tips for cleaning/polishing old rims? I've got a set of Campagnolo record hubs with mavic montherly pro rims. The rims have some streaks and general wear and I was hoping to get them looking like new. I'd like to give them a polish but I also dont want to do anything that might damage the material
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Old 10-03-18, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by raleighrenew View Post
Any tips for cleaning/polishing old rims? I've got a set of Campagnolo record hubs with mavic montherly pro rims. The rims have some streaks and general wear and I was hoping to get them looking like new. I'd like to give them a polish but I also dont want to do anything that might damage the material
Monthléry Pros are aluminium not steel. If you want to ‘restore’ them, you could do some surface sanding with a higher grit sandpaper and then repolish them. This can be done by hand, with a dremel, or most preferably a proper bench polisher. If you aren’t concerned with surface scratches and just want to clean and shine them up, then pretty much any multi metal or aluminium specific polishing paste and a little elbow grease will do just fine. Some xxx or xxxx steel wool will clean out and restore the brake track on the sidewall.
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A marine supply store should have brass wool which is less abrasive for those rims. Works well!
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