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Old 11-28-09, 06:23 AM
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Cleaning white rubber parts

Any tips on cleaning white rubber pieces and parts, i.e., handlebar grips, cables, rear reflector housing?? I remember a product from the 50's/60's called Wesley's Bleach White which I used on my dad's whitewall tires. Anyone tried this?
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Old 11-28-09, 07:18 AM
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I use it all the time. It does wonders for Mafac half hoods. You can still buy it at auto parts stores. It's Bleche-Wite.

Keep it off of aluminum parts!
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Old 11-28-09, 08:11 AM
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.................and painted surfaces.You can also use Soft Scrub with bleach and a toothbrush.
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Wesley's works, but don't let it sit on your anodized or painted parts very long. It may not hurt, but it may.
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Old 11-28-09, 03:40 PM
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Goo Gone works for me.
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Old 11-28-09, 09:53 PM
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I use Lemon Pledge on everything and it does a very good job at taking greasy smudges off white vinyl or rubber parts on my bike, plus it's very gentle to all materials. Any overspray on any part of the bike just shines up after you wipe it off without any greasy residue.

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Old 11-28-09, 11:01 PM
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For whitewall tires and white grips, I dab on some Goop hand cleaner with a rag and go to town. Works great on grease and oil-smudged tire sidewalls, white or otherwise.
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Old 11-29-09, 08:42 PM
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Try this thread "Cleaning white brake hoods" from 11/24/08 for other product ideas.
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Windex worked great on my white Campy brake hoods.
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If you don't mind a slight sticky residue, WD-40 works.
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