Cleaning those chrome spokes, aaargh!

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by BikeSAG, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. BikeSAG

    BikeSAG Active Member

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    OK, I agree cleaning the chrome wheels and spokes is a pain and time consuming, but..............any one have any knowledge or products that cleans the spokes :small3d031: that is easier than trying to ATTACK each one?
     
  2. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I tried to get my wife to do it but found it was cheaper to get some cast wheels.:D

    Hope your fore free in OK.
     
  3. BikeSAG

    BikeSAG Active Member

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    Yeah, the wife thing isn't going to happen.

    Yes we are fire free. They were all east and north of us here in Mustang.
     
  4. Fdsh5

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    I got some stuff at the dollar store called "awesome". Spray it on and just wipe it off with a wet rag. It works great. Barely any scrubbing. The only thing is it leaves a residue that comes off with soap and water so I just wash it real quick with my wash mitt when I'm done. Works "awesome". I was amazed at the (EDIT) that came off with barely any scrubbing.
     
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  5. BigG

    BigG Active Member

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    I use a bristled brush that I purchased from Auto Zone. Its realatively quick.
     
  6. hogrotten

    hogrotten Junior Member

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    They do make something called luster lace, it's like floss for spoke wheels, but you'll still have to do one at a time. :(
     
  7. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I have twisted stainless spokes and I bought a tapered soft brush (about 12" long)that works really well. Soap and water is all I ever use, but the stainless does not show the dirt like the old chrome ones did.
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    1 more reason I will not buy another bike with laced wheels:p I am TOO lazy to clean them, I would rather ride:p
     
  9. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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    I may be sick, but I love cleaning my wheels and bike!:s
     
  10. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    One of the things I don't miss about previous bikes (lace wheels). They look sweet when clean, but hard keeping them sparkly. Easiest thing I did was elevate bike on lift, get bucket of soap/water, a few cold ones & go "one-by-one." Just par for the course, I guess...