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    Clean rims
    on: May 12, 2016, 02.09 am
    May 12, 2016, 02.09 am
    I know my flat grey rims will never shine but does anyone use any "special" product to keep them super clean?
    I clean my blue knight after every ride and can't seem to clean the rims to my satisfaction.
    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Clean rims
    Reply #1 on: May 12, 2016, 02.38 am
    May 12, 2016, 02.38 am
    Following as I've got the same problem -- if you can call it that; let's just call it a question.

    I asked this same thing when very new to the forum and didn't get any lightning bolts of inspiration or magical answers.

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    Re: Clean rims
    Reply #2 on: May 12, 2016, 11.25 am
    May 12, 2016, 11.25 am
    I haven't had to resort to anything stronger than dish soap and water - so far, that's been enough.   :002:  I was somewhat surprised as to how easy they seemed to keep clean.
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    Re: Clean rims
    Reply #3 on: May 12, 2016, 02.19 pm
    May 12, 2016, 02.19 pm
    You are already doing what is the best thing to keep you rims clean... by keeping them clean.  :002:  Brake dust will coat your rims, especially the front, no matter what you do.  Best thing to do is not to let that stuff settle for a long period and bed into the finish.

    You could wax the rims, which will help reduce dust from settling on the finish and wash off easier, but it isn't a permanent solution.
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    Re: Clean rims
    Reply #4 on: May 12, 2016, 04.11 pm
    May 12, 2016, 04.11 pm
    .....dish soap.....

    I'd NEVER use dish soap on any vehicle  :110:

    It usually contains"stuff" that will not do your Bike any good over time  :012:

    It's great for removing dried on food from plates, dishes, pots and pan but it is likely to
    strip off any wax coating, and can leave the paint surface dried out and unprotected. 

    It's also more "searching" than proper[ vehicle detergent,
    so will penetrate further, and products containing Salt may contribute to early corrosion !




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    Re: Clean rims
    Reply #5 on: May 12, 2016, 04.59 pm
    May 12, 2016, 04.59 pm
    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    I'd NEVER use dish soap on any vehicle  :110:


    So don't...  If you're that concerned about the properties of dish soap maybe you shouldn't use it to wash your dishes either - sounds like it could be dangerous!
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    Re: Clean rims
    Reply #6 on: May 12, 2016, 05.43 pm
    May 12, 2016, 05.43 pm
    Coconut is correct, don't use dish soap as a wash. Anyone in the automotive industry and automotive finish industry knows this and its all over the web. Here's a few reasons why you don't want to use it on you cars and bikes.
    Consumer Reports: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2012/12/do-s-and-don-ts-of-washing-your-car/index.htm
    Meineke: http://www.meineke.com/blog/can-use-dish-soap-wash-car/
    Kellys Garage: http://www.kellysgarage.ca/service-tips/50-why-you-shouldnt-use-dish-soap-to-wash-your-car.html

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    Re: Clean rims
    Reply #7 on: May 12, 2016, 06.16 pm
    May 12, 2016, 06.16 pm
    *Originally Posted by rvbobby [+]
    I know my flat grey rims will never shine but does anyone use any "special" product to keep them super clean?

    Again, if you don't want to use dish soap - don't.  If you don't want to wash your rims with dish soap, which is what the original question referred, then don't. 
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