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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:10 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I have some good condition original white hoods, but when i put new white bar tape on they looks very grubby..

Has anyone found a way of cleaning them to make them white again? I've tried soap and water but it only gets them so clean.

Bleach??

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:15 pm 
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shampoo and a toothbrush always worked for me


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:21 pm 
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risk it at your own peril, but turps substitute on a cloth brings up coloured cork tape like new. Not sure how it would react to rubber, and poss old rubber at that??


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:57 pm 
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Flash liquid and an old toothbrush, plenty of rinsing afterwards.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:20 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Cheers guys i shall be raiding the cleaning cupboard tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:58 pm 
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Washing powder, water, toothbrush.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:06 pm 
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fingers wrote:
Washing powder, water, toothbrush.


and a washing machine - 30 degree delicate cycle


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:05 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:12 pm 
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Where do you buy this siberian tiger then?... :lol: .. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:05 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Could you post the results (hoods, not tiger tears)? I have a pair of Shimano 600 Ultegra white hoods that I tried to clean with neat washing up liquid, but they still look grubby...


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