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My wheels are filthy,and it is embarrassing! I've tried mothers aluminum polish, but it is taking forever. What do you folks use to do the tough cleaning? This is the first deep cleaning that I've had time to do since I bought it, and the wheels are driving me insane.:stumped::stumped: What will do the best job in the least amount of time?:baffled:
 

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A lot of elbow grease. I just gave up on my back wheel altogether. Bought a spare wheel for 125 dollars from a guy who buids trikes and I switch out wheels every year to give the one that was on the bike a good cleaning. Hard to clean when on the bike.
 

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By the way I do like mothers aluminum polish. seems to work the best.
 

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I've been using my Dremel with abrasive finishing buffs, but I see from their website that they have discontinued them. :(
http://www.dremel.com/en-us/Tools/Pages/RetiredProducts.aspx

One of their other attachments would probably do a good job too, but the size of the buffs compared to the brush wheels made it easy to cover more ground more quickly.

John
 

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# 0000 grade steel wool and wd40. You can get the steel wool from the paint dept at the lumber store. You know....... the steel wool you use on wood finishing.
 

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That is why mine are chromed. So much easier to keep clean.
 

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I use the mother's polish and a small power ball in the cordless drill.
 

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Thanks so much to all of you for your input. I bought the bike last fall, and got necessary repairs and maintainence done over the early winter months. I did a quick clean-up in the spring just to get out on it. I've got some time off coming, and I'd like to get the details done to make it look it's best!



Thanks again. Chris
 

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I bought a set of chromed wheels and I'm switching over to ceramic pads as well to reduce brake dust. On the chrome, I use mothers. I got sick of the way my old wheels looked, especially since the PO did not take care of them.
 
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