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Cleaning Wire Wheels?

Discussion in 'Maintenance and Servicing' started by QuarterWit, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Hey Guys!

    I'm looking to clean up my SR before I sell it.

    The main thing I have to get around to tidying up are the wire wheels. The bike has been stored outside for a couple of years and they're looking a little sad.


    What's the best way to clean these up and protect them in the future?

    I've been told wire wool with some wet... stuff will be a good idea. What would y'all recommend to do this?

  2. tried a degreaser/kero? maybe pressure hose?
  3. best idea i have is to search a harley forum,
    (sorry cbf doing it 4 you atm)
    i would think they would know a thing or two
  4. Brass wire brush on a drill, may need some very fine wet & dry (800-1200 grit) after that, then polish & coat liberally with WD-40. Afterwards, get a shed. :)

    Angle grinder with a wire brush attachment works even better, I have all that if you wanna come round or borrow them, shouldn't be any problem doing it on the bike.

    Edit: If it's light rust, steel wool will work, but that looks a bit heavy for that...