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Old 12-12-2008, 09:12 AM   #1
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rim cleaning question

what do you use to clean your rims? is the stuff you would use to clean your car rims safe for the finish? just got done cleaning / lubing the chain and i need to make my 650 look purdy again. suggestions & advice welcome, thanks in advance.
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i just use soap and water or water. my rims are black so if i have chain gunk/road grime on my back rim i will spray wd40 on a rag and wipe it off.
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i just use soap and water or water. my rims are black so if i have chain gunk/road grime on my back rim i will spray wd40 on a rag and wipe it off.
yep, got black rims as well. so WD-40 won't damage the rim finish or anything like that? hmm maybe i can use to clean the swing arm (silver) and other parts (silver)
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yep, got black rims as well. so WD-40 won't damage the rim finish or anything like that? hmm maybe i can use to clean the swing arm (silver) and other parts (silver)
just spray on the rag and then wipe. don't spray directly on the parts cause you never know where it might end up. slick tires FTL!
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yep wd-40 works wonders on rims
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thats messed up lol
i know dude, thats like manslaughter right there

somebody on here already told me what happened to them when they ArmorAll'd their tires.... i prefer to keep the shiny side up =P
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:48 AM   #12
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i know dude, thats like manslaughter right there

somebody on here already told me what happened to them when they ArmorAll'd their tires.... i prefer to keep the shiny side up =P
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So why does everyone say Mr. Richards is the one to go to for rim jobs?
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I use the simple green stuff diluted about 30 70 or so.

So far I haven't noticed it mess up my rims. Have black rims also and white on another.
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clean your wheels the exact same way you clean your car, bike, etc.

then put some nice wheel polish on the wheels to make it easier to clean in the future
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If they're really hella dirty, you might just wait til the next time you have your rims off.

It's so much easier to clean em without all the to get around.


My cbr's rims were so friggin dirty and gunked up when I first bought her, I just waited until I had to yank my rims off the first time. Didn't seem to hurt the rims any, I think all the gunk and on there acted as a protective coating. lol
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what about white rims?
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