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#51 2010-09-30 8:30pm

bladdermetal
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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

These mags are pretty yellowish,u think they will clean up nice?sorry for the crappy phone pics:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/bladdermustang/Freestyle%20bmx/09-30-10_1657.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/bladdermustang/Freestyle%20bmx/09-30-10_1656.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/bladdermustang/Freestyle%20bmx/09-30-10_1653.jpg

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#52 2010-09-30 8:32pm

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

they will def. clean up...but ill tell you that those GT tomahawk mags and skyway OE's are the hardest to make bright white, i would say clean them following the steps and if they still arent BRIGHT white then get some bleach and let them soak in a bleach/water bath for a few hours

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#53 2010-09-30 10:10pm

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

Well Mike they are yellower than in the pics i posted cause of the pic quality so im gonna go with bleach.Ive heard and read a while back someone washed them with bleach on the dishwasher or washing machine or both idk.

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#54 2010-09-30 11:06pm

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

i just did my 88 gt mags tonight in a 50/50 bleach mix and they did get whiter but not as white as the white gt tires... they were pretty yellow before. im doing some VERY dirty 87 mags right now, we'll see how they come out tomorrow... i dont think they can ever get as white as the tires though, even the brand new skyways i just got arnt as white as the new tires. hmm


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#55 2010-10-05 7:30pm

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

Dyno-Mike! Love your Dynos! Thanks for the write up. Will be doing it to this beast this weekend. Only non GT / Dyno in my collection at the moment. Dont tell any of them, but its my favorite so far smile

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#56 2010-10-07 8:09pm

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

Oh nice PJ311foo, I was just about to start mine with the same mags but am not sure about whitening those beige/tan colored ones. Please post updates.
Thanks,

O.S.T.

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#57 2010-10-07 8:20pm

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

OE's are super hard to get bright white again, youll have to follow these steps and most likely give them a bleach bath too!

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#58 2010-10-07 9:12pm

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

O.S.T. wrote:

Oh nice PJ311foo, I was just about to start mine with the same mags but am not sure about whitening those beige/tan colored ones. Please post updates.
Thanks,

O.S.T.

Well I scrubbed the hell outta the mags today in the tub with some soft scrub. I will say that I do see a difference. As Im going to leave the bike in survivor condition, they are good enough for me. Im going to take some pics tomorrow in the sunlight. Heres the bike before the mag clean -

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=266643

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#59 2010-10-08 7:52am

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p112/PJ311foo/IMG_0882.jpg
http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p112/PJ311foo/IMG_0876.jpg

Well here are the mags after I scrubbed on them for about an hour a piece. As Im leaving the bike survivor condition, theyre clean enough for me. Just just gotta find some brake cables hmm

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#60 2010-10-08 9:53am

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

They look good. As it turns out mine seem to be painted so I think I'll have to strip the paint & get in to some heavy restoration. madsad

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#61 2010-10-08 2:13pm

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

I forgot to ask,should i wear gloves when cleaning with soft scrub?

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#62 2010-10-08 2:17pm

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

With most cleaning products its recommended, especially when they contain bleach.

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#63 2010-10-08 4:49pm

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

I figured,bleach did a number on me last week for breathing,it went through my bandana. Thanx.

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#64 2010-10-08 5:49pm

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

bladdermetal wrote:

I figured,bleach did a number on me last week for breathing,it went through my bandana. Thanx.

And itll stay on your hands for a couple days! Use some disposable gloves. I hate bleach smell. Thanks for the props, guys cool

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#65 2010-10-08 8:44pm

bladdermetal
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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

Yea the smell was on my hands for a day.

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#66 2010-10-09 6:55am

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

551slander wrote:

Book Mark! big_smile

Same here.lol


chrome1985 gt pro-performer, white tuff II mags, chrome landing gear forks, white skyway handlebars, chrome fork standers, white sugino 3pc cranks,
chrome frame standers, white skyway pegs, black graphite pedals, white AME' grips, black lee chii brakes, white w/gumwall comp III tires, black hutch valve caps,
white skyway brakepads, black dyna viscount seat, chrome dk laid back seatpost, white gt mallet stem, grey gt epoch headset,
omg i miss that bike.

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#67 2010-11-01 11:14pm

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

Nice work guys!  I agree with the OE comments, mine took twice as long as my Tuffs and Peregrines. It could just be the sets that I had, but the OEs seemed to be the most porous, then the Tuffs, and the Peregrines the least.  The more porous the rim the longer the process. 

Here's another trick.  Test your product carefully though (slightly acidic).  I found some spray paint & graffiti remover in my roommates chemicals and figured why not.  Use gloves, test in a hidden spot, and go to town.  I used this with a scotchbrite and blade for the break rub.  It took less than half the time as the softscrub and worked stellar on my graphites.  I had no issues (softening or crazing) and sprayed liberally after testing.  I used half a bottle on two sets of mags.  They came out super white and made my previous work on the OEs look weak. So I sprayed the OE's while finishing the peregrines and they came a hell of a lot better.  They now match my NEW white tires and finally look good on my white frameset.


Cool, a new bike.  Wait a minute.......where am I going to hide this one.  She's going to catch me...

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#68 2010-11-01 11:37pm

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

I had taken a stiff razor blade & gently carved/trimmed off the excess material left from when the reflectors were taken off & that allowed me to see what the real color was.

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#69 2010-11-02 12:14am

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

Nice Work Mike... Believe it or not... I get the exact same results just putting them in the dishwasher... I remove the hardware and just put them in there and push the button...
I got that from 2 DrSedan actually... And they come out spotless...
I have pics if anyone is interested... cool


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#70 2010-11-02 8:08am

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

Rividude wrote:

Nice Work Mike... Believe it or not... I get the exact same results just putting them in the dishwasher... I remove the hardware and just put them in there and push the button...
I got that from 2 DrSedan actually... And they come out spotless...
I have pics if anyone is interested... cool

post up some before and afters if you got em! smile

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#71 2010-11-02 8:35am

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

Dyno-Mike wrote:

just finished a set of peregrine mags for chromey...forgot to take before pics, but here they are all finished
http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/9203/003ywb.jpg

Mike, you're the best!
They look great - I love my Lavender mags too.

You're a magic man!


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#72 2010-11-02 9:07am

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

I need to try this on a set of white tuffs..

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#73 2010-11-02 5:34pm

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

Dyno-Mike wrote:

Rividude wrote:

Nice Work Mike... Believe it or not... I get the exact same results just putting them in the dishwasher... I remove the hardware and just put them in there and push the button...
I got that from 2 DrSedan actually... And they come out spotless...
I have pics if anyone is interested... cool

post up some before and afters if you got em! smile

Will do since I got the go ahead... LOL wink


"If I died with a body that was not completely wrecked... I would feel like I completely Wasted it"
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#74 2010-11-14 8:43pm

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

Great post

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#75 2010-11-14 9:06pm

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Re: Full white Mag RESTORATION - with new brake rub tip

Hey is there a link to rebuild Skyway Tuff II with metal hubs

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