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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-30-2015, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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Chain Lube stains on wheel

Hey all,
Just cleaned the Dragster after a wee blast today and yeah it's a pain having the white wheels but I love them.
Unfortunately this is what I found today after a wee wipe down, this is the factory/dealer chain lube and every other time and on the rest of the wheel it's come off fine but to me this is horrid.
I know it doesn't look like much but it's brand new with a couple of little blue streaks on it now that won't come off.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-30-2015, 02:04 PM
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Chain cleaner, WD-40, or something along those lines. Wheel paint is tough, you don't have to take the same care as you do with body paint.
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I tried muc-off and some good ol fairy but neither seemed to move it, it's fine everywhere else on the wheel and the rest of the lube came off no problem. I'll attack with some wd40 in the morning. I think I have some engine de-greaser, will that be safe to use on the wheel ?

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-30-2015, 03:30 PM
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Should be fine, heavy duty wheel cleaners are very similar. Actually, maybe give a wheel cleaner a shot first, spray it on and let it sit for 10 minutes before trying to wipe it off. Also, use a cloth soaked in extremely hot water, so hot you can't put your hands in the bucket, might help soften the residue.

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Will give it a go, it doesn't actually feel like any residue left on the wheel, it's more like it's stained.

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i use this all over my bike works well

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Yeah cheers toppo, heard about this stuff. Not seen it where I am in Spain and always have issues getting spray cans delivered from abroad. Will see if I can get it online in Spain.

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Try it in that form mate, just under a litre and will last for years as a little goes a long way, also best to heat it up in some hot water so you get a better spray otherwise it's a bit gloopy and spits. Drop into a small airfield or marina as it was designed for aircraft and marine see if there is a localish supplier. Is localish a word? Anyway hope that helps, good for electrics as well.


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Personally, I would check out an automotive paint supply and get some Paint Prep Solution. It works to degrease and remove wax prior to painting a surface and does not affect the paint.

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Cheers for all the suggestions folks. Hopefully can get this removed.

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