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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:29 pm 
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Afternoon all,

Have you any tips about cleaning the exterior of tyres - the amberwall bits etc.

Fairy liquid or other kitchen type cleaner?


Thanks all,

Richard


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:48 pm 
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washing machine is the weapon of choice!

Not sure it will save any money.....


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:55 pm 
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Hmmmmmm

I think my wife might have something to say!!1

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:48 pm 
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I always do mine with WD40, same goes for brake hoods, after the bike its the best thing ever invented :)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:04 pm 
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Neat bio washing liquid and a scrubbing brush.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:19 pm 
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Far be it from me to worry, but WD40 on tyres? And chance of making them slippery?

A couple of good suggestions, thanks - anything i should not use?

Richard


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:15 pm 
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TGR wrote:
Far be it from me to worry, but WD40 on tyres? And chance of making them slippery?

A couple of good suggestions, thanks - anything i should not use?

Richard


I just use a clean cloth, spray the WD40 onto the cloth and rub the amber wall. You'll need to keep moving to a clean bit of cloth or you'll end up re-staining where you've cleaned. Then buff up with another clean cloth. Some tyres are just beyond anything but this works well on grease, oil, rub and finger marks :)

Rubber hoods are the same process but the old toothbrush is handy for getting into any indentations. Just make sure you put the toothbrush back before the wife notices :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:20 pm 
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Howcome so much RB stuff involves evading wives and their cleaning products?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:25 pm 
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When I fit new tyres I clean the route I want to ride first so that my tyres stay nice and clean. :P


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:29 pm 
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xerxes, that is a great plan but what about used tyres?

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