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Old 01-18-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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Cleaner for powder coat

Two of my bikes have powder coated wheels. What cleaners do you use that don't leave a haze and keeps a shine ?
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:01 PM   #2
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Powder coatings vary, but I've found that cleaning chain oil off with a little naptha, followed by soap & water, and a good automotive "cleaner" (light polish with wax) works well for me.

Never use any acid-based spray-on "mag" wheel cleaner. Even on a car.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:50 AM   #3
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clean w/WD-40, works wonders on chain slime. soap and water to clean off residue, and then any quality automotive wax to keep shinny, and ease cleaning next time.
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:20 AM   #4
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Spray Gunk to get grease and grime off then car wash soap and dry as normal.
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:20 AM   #5
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I've seen some gloss powder coating that, over time, tended to look a little flat or even hazy. Car wax didn't do much to improve the appearance. I tried plastic wax, in this case Plexus, and it restored the shine. Just saying.
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