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igbell
22-12-08, 10:40 AM
Ok I gave the old girl a good old clean on Sunday (my god my back is now killing me, bent over for too long) and I could not get the oil/muck off of the back wheel, I used wheel cleaner, soap and water, I didnt try any white spirits or anything as they are Painted wheels and some of the paint has come off so I didnt want to use anything else that might harm the wheel.
But I still could not get the muck off, does anybody have any wise ideas on how I can shift the grim please, as the rest of the bik now looks sweeeeeet but the wheels look a little rough.

quimby
22-12-08, 12:17 PM
usually just use Halfords wheel cleaner but if that doesn't shift it use Gunk engine cleaner .Don't know if that helps :)

Carbonkid
23-12-08, 12:28 AM
WD40... ;)

BB
23-12-08, 07:41 AM
I've used Muc off or Rock. Rider Power did a review but I can't find it at the mo'

BB

igbell
23-12-08, 08:43 AM
Sweet cheers peeps, I will try a mixtutre of all of them in one and see what happens ;D ;D

RICHIEWORLD
30-04-09, 12:54 PM
I USE CAR PRIDE SPRAY WAX. 1 PER CAN IN BUYOLGY (SWINDON).
REMOVES TAR OIL CHAIN WAX BUGS, PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING.
TRY IT,ITS ONLY A QUID [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

spudgun
30-04-09, 03:11 PM
use the cheapest furniture polish you can buy, spray it straight onto a dirty wheel - wipe the crap straight off!!!!

wipes chain lube off like it was never there :D

igbell
30-04-09, 03:58 PM
Cheers Spudgun, once again you come through.....

Rich86
01-05-09, 09:39 AM
i actually find getting **** off my engine casing is pretty effective with a little bit of petrol and a brush/cloth. Did wonders for my engine and casing on my eliminator, - was proper cacked in burn't on everything :)

bigyam
01-05-09, 10:13 AM
As already mentioned wd40 always works and i shouldnt damage the paintwork either, i also use a liquid called superbike cleaner one for washing heavey duty grime spray on and wash off, and another is for wash and wax spray on and wipe off to a brillant shine tis excellant stuff, brought it from a classic bike and car show and you can get it online check it out it does wot it says on the tin [smiley=thumbsup.gif]ttp://www.n93.org/superbikecleaner/links.php sorry you will have to cut and paste this into your search box cant do the link thingy :-[

Blackandchrome
01-05-09, 11:17 AM
Go Blonde!
Wheels just get forgotten then!! ;D

Sue_Boyce
01-05-09, 12:29 PM
Nothing wrong with being blonde!!!


And still those wheels are unwashed :D

SmallButCute22
01-05-09, 12:39 PM
Go Blonde!
Wheels just get forgotten then!! ;D

OWNED.......Mum you're being quoted lmao ;D

Sue_Boyce
01-05-09, 12:43 PM
Who's a legend now then!!!! :D

Hunar
01-05-09, 05:40 PM
I missed a few bits when cleaning mine, but the difference is amazing even so.

WD40 and a stiff brush all the way round, work it into the corners and angles of the spokes, use plenty of WD40, best way I have seen is with a hand spray (not the can) wich u can refil, I think you can get 5L bottle of WD40 with hand sprayer on ebay for about 23

Here's a link

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350154714482&ru=http%3 A%2F%2Fshop.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2F%3F_from%3DR40%26_tr ksid%3Dp3907.m38.l1313%26_nkw%3D350154714482%26_sa cat%3DSee-All-Categories%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1

Use oil then water based dregreasers to clear of the remaining crap and of course the WD40.

I found an excellent set of videos on cleaning your bike, and I found them very helpfull and it certainly helped me a great deal when i finally cleaned my bike.

I have collected all 5 of the 'how to clean your motorbike' video's into one play list, well worth a watch

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=47406ADBCF9E60B5

Hope this helps

bobf279
01-05-09, 07:49 PM
I use swarfega concentrated oil and grease remover about a fiver for 2.5 litres in B&Q. I think it is meant for drive ways but it works a treat when sprayed on the bike and safe for hand washing too. Non toxic

ONFIRE
02-05-09, 09:05 PM
Liquid Paraffin will do it (as with any chemical keep it off wheel Barrings though) 8-)