How do you get white rims clean?

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  1. sgtslwilson

    sgtslwilson

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    I have an '86 VFR and it has white rims. With brake dust and chain grease being slung on the back one and two disks up front spewing dust they stay dirty.

    Can anyone reccomend to me a cleaner that will get this crap off of my rims? I can't even seem to scrub it off with the stuff I am using. I heard somebody say that there was some stuff you just spray on and hose it off. Anybody ever heard of that?
     
  2. jpa

    jpa CLM

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    What have you tried so far?

    Simple green?
    Honda Cleaner?
    Degreasers/wheel cleaners?

    Those would be where I'd start. I wonder if the wheels are waxable...
     

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    I use Westley's Bleach White on my tires and rims. It won't hurt the paint as some cleaners will. An old tooth brush works well on the spokes to scrub the brake dust away.
     
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    This might sound odd, but I've used WD-40 with great success. It's a terrific solvent for chain lube, road tar, brake dust, etc. and leaves a thin film that keeps that gunk from sticking so bad next time. It even gives them a bit of a shiny look. YMMV
     
  5. Clydeglide

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    You guys wanna work too hard. The absolute best cleaner for a rear chain drive bike is kerosene. Call around to the hardware stores in your area. About $3.50 to $4.50 a gallon and a gallon lasts forever.

    Use it to clean the chain and all that spatter as well

    You're welcome!

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  6. MatGlock

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    I clean my rims once every 10K miles when I replace a tire. Get out and ride. Life is too short to clean spokes with a toothbrush.