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Old 06-22-2006, 12:05 AM   #1
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Default The best/easiest way to clean laces/spokes?

well yah, simple as that, I did something stupid..these pads I got are making my wheels look atrocious...what is the best way and the best things to use on these laces?

i got the biggest laugh outa what my friend said to me today, hes like, well put straight bleach on em! I'm like yah, and get out a stopwatch and see how fast they corrode?!?

very funny...
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A toothbrush and a decent wheel cleaner works perfectly. I use Orange Blast wheel cleaner (made by Greased Lightning). It'* one of the best I've used. The wheels should be cool when using it. It takes time but it'* worth it in the end.
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time and patience my friend.

then you may want to look into Kleen wheels dust shields
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time and patience my friend.

then you may want to look into Kleen wheels dust shields

HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That'* MY pitch !!!!!!!!!!!

Here'* the eBay search link for Klean Wheels. Just find your year and design on the chart

I've got a set on mine and I love them. No more brake dust to worry about
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Patsy says Meguires Hot Rims and a wheel brush are your friends...

His look great and it'* simply weekly maintenance..
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Yes Meguires Hot Rims works really good only wheels with lots of diffrent holes and spaces in them.
i used it on my wheels and they have all of those rivits around them...
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Don't the dust shields inhibit the cooling of the brakes? Or is it not that substantial? (I know they have vent holes in them).

They're a good idea, though I like the look of painted calipers and rotors
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They're a good idea, though I like the look of painted calipers and rotors

but you can hardly see them through crosslace rims anyway.
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Don't the dust shields inhibit the cooling of the brakes? Or is it not that substantial? (I know they have vent holes in them).

They're a good idea, though I like the look of painted calipers and rotors
I've haven't noticed any adverse effects from mine. I don't believe its' a substantial amount considering the flow across the back of the wheel
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Megs has a special brush for 'laces.........

Ultra-Safe-Wheel-Spoke-Brush



You can prolly find one at yout closest Dollar General I saw one today when I went to eat lunch with the Missus
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