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Hey guys

did a search and didnt see anything on this.

How and with what is everyone cleaning thier dragster spoked wheels with.

a) any wheel cleaner? is it safe on the annodised red? i had a small test with a meguiars wheel cleaner but it looks to be leaving a white residue and its hard to get off.
b) any brushe setc? as i cant get my fingers anywhere near the hub on the front wheel.

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Wd40
 

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I use mucoff for mine, spray on leave for a while then rinse off. Gets the worst of it then just a cloth squeezed in wherever I can. The front doesn't seem to get too dirty for me, just brake dust which washes off easy enough as I've already put a few coats of poorboys wheel sealant on.
 

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wd40 corrosive? under what conditions? I use it daily on the ROV's I work on and they only thing that's corrosive to them is the seawater :shocker:
 

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Wd40 does attract dust. That's why i don't use it anymore. That and i sprayed some on my brakes. :bawling: Took some sweat to get it all off.
 

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The wife uses Avon Bubble Bath for everything. It’s mild, contains no harsh detergents, does not leave a residue and therefore if it dries before you get to rise you’ll never notice. Bonus, you can get it in many different scents like Pink Bubble Gum. :)

The best part is you can mix it as you need it. From a couple of caps full in water for the body work to full strength to clean the chain and chain lube covered parts.

For the wheel hubs she would use it full strength on a tooth brush working it in to remove lube or bearing grease. Same for heavily soiled spokes, but usually she would only need slightly stronger then what she used on the body. A soft cloth soaked in the mixture run up and down each individual spoke was good enough most of the time.

 

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Does anyone no how hard it would be to strip the rear wheel so I can got the rim
anodised red to match the forks
Its spoked so not hard but i wouldn't want to do it personally. A wheel specialist possible from off road could strip it down easy enough
 

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WD40? Why would anyone spray a lubricant on their wheels?
 

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wd40 corrosive? under what conditions? I use it daily on the ROV's I work on and they only thing that's corrosive to them is the seawater :shocker:
Bad terminology but right path. Its not corrosive as in it causes rust but it is a solvent, so it can degrade. Its actually not even a true lubricant in the classical sense, its a solvent and water displacer.

I wouldnt recommend using it on anything lubricated or finished.
 

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...or near the parts that connect your bike to the road....
 

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We have glass coated many dragster wheels to good effect!

We recommend Autoglym MC cleaner with a soft wheel brush from Swissvax, then either a wax coat on the rims with a wheel sealer on the spokes, only issue is longevity,it's short, hence why we glass coat so many as it's a 4-7year life.

We have ordered our own dragster for our 2017 project bike (2016 was a F3 800) so we may run a brief tutorial of what we do however it's more aimed at just showing you all as the tools and equipment needed to do the job would cost in excess of 10k Aud

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