Motorcycle wheel cleaning tip

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Motorcycle wheel cleaning tip

#1 Post by Ben » Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:41 pm

I've tried many things to clean my wheels over the years: citrus cleaner, Mr Sheen, Disc Brake Cleaner, my 2-year old son, WD-40, good old elbow grease... with mixed results.

But today I tried these Big Wipes and they are the absolute bollocks. Removed chain fling with ease and got the baked in brake dust and road crud out of the paintwork.


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A quick rinse down and they came up as new.

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Re: Motorcycle wheel cleaning tip

#2 Post by RiceBurner » Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:54 pm

hang on - when did you procreate????


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Re: Motorcycle wheel cleaning tip

#3 Post by fatboy » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:04 pm

Bit pricey but if they are as good as that.....
Then you won't need different types of cleaning stuff like the spray on wash off citrus stuff I use and then use wipes on the chain fling
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Re: Motorcycle wheel cleaning tip

#4 Post by Ben » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:16 pm

Agreed, kinda pricey-looking. However, they work out at around 25p each but I used one to do both wheels, the rear sprocket and chain (and the rear wheel was hanging). I've had them sat in the garage for donkey's years and today I saw them and I thought I'd give them a go. Can't believe I never tried them before.

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Re: Motorcycle wheel cleaning tip

#5 Post by Three Dawg » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:11 am

22 quid from Amazon? I'm sure I paid no more than half that from the Dulux trade centre in town. Never used them on my bike, but always have them to hand when I'm painting.

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Re: Motorcycle wheel cleaning tip

#6 Post by Ben » Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:17 am

Good shout, I am sure you can find them cheaper. I found this from Travis Perkins:

https://www.travisperkins.co.uk/decorat ... t/p/583701

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Re: Motorcycle wheel cleaning tip

#7 Post by mangocrazy » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:44 am

Ben wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:41 pm
I've tried many things to clean my wheels over the years: citrus cleaner, Mr Sheen, Disc Brake Cleaner, my 2-year old son, WD-40, good old elbow grease... with mixed results.
You wipe your wheels down with your 2 year old son? Isn't he a bit big to get into all the nooks and crannies? :smt003

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Re: Motorcycle wheel cleaning tip

#8 Post by Ben » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:27 am

hehe, he can get ANYWHERE!

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