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post #1 of 14 Old 09-12-2009, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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What Should I Use To Clean Rear Wheel

Even though I bought BelRay high end chain lube I am still getting a fair amount of spin off on my rear wheel.

Just wondered what the best product would be to "safely" remove greasey chain lube from rear wheel without damaging the paint on the wheel.

Since it is suggested to clean the chain with kerosene I was thinking this would be good for the wheel? Will kerosene damage the paint?

What about the BBQ grill degreasing products? Would they be too harsh?

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post #2 of 14 Old 09-12-2009, 11:19 AM
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I've sprayed wd-40 on a paper towel and wiped it off for years, also makes the next clean job a little easier.

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Mr. Clean magic eraser. It's pretty amazing and works with water, no suds, rinsing or solvents.

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The car wash soap I use on the rest of the bike. But I like the Mr. Clean eraser idea.

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Go-Jo hand cleaner or something similar.

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I don't do it that often, but when I do I've found that the waterless hand cleaner I use does a great job and doesn't need to be rinsed off. You can even put it on with your hands and that has the benefit of cleaning hands and the wheel and leaves them both clean and satiny smooth!

I tried kerosense and it works well, but the Kerosene leaves a bit of an oily film so you have to get that off afterwards.

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Thanks everyone - I have WD40 in the garage, I'll give that a try first.
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Believe it or not I use used dryer sheets. I save them so when I need to clean the wheel I have some on hand. They work great.

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