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wheel spoke cleaning ? #24483
05/03/07 2:30 am
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Does anyone have a good tip for cleaning the wheel spokes for my 71 650 Lightening ?

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Re: wheel spoke cleaning ? #24484
05/03/07 2:40 am
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I just did my Starfire and used a scotch bright pad and some simicrome.

They are a little grey and pitted but cleaned up ok.

I hope to replace them with stainless eventually but at least they are not rusty anymore.

TG


'68 B25 Starfire (single)
'72 A65 Thunderbolt (twin (I'm sensing a pattern here..))
'78 XS750 Triple (Because I just can't get my hands on
a Rocket Three...)
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Re: wheel spoke cleaning ? #24485
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The best way to clean them up is to call Buchanans.

:-)

Re: wheel spoke cleaning ? #24486
05/03/07 4:34 am
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You can rub them down with 0000 steel wool. Grab a bottle of beer, put on some good music and away you go.

Since my wife is an archaeological conservator and used to tedious jobs, I just get her to clean my rims. She's done it before, and it's time to do it again.

It's also a good thing she doesn't read this forum...


Josh
Re: wheel spoke cleaning ? #24487
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JD, I just rang her at work laugh

Re: wheel spoke cleaning ? #24488
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kommando,

If I can't get my rims cleaned anymore, I know who to hunt down.


Josh

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