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#1 2019-01-12 7:50am

phil555
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From: UK
Registered: 2019-01-08
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Skyway Wheel Clean Up

Picked a set of Skyway wheels up last week in readiness for my adidas x HARO freestyler custom build.
Wheels were in great condition but a little grubby and previous owner had used white brake pads.

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Just had a go at cleaning them up using the below.
Stanley knife blade
WD40
Loctite SF7063
0000 Wire Wool
Micro Fibre Cloth

1. First off gave them a quick wipe over with the Loctite spray.

2. Using the Stanley blade I scraped the old white brake pad residue from the wheels. You have to be quite vigorous to get this off.

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3. Clean off all excess plastic on the wheel and clean down with Loctite & Micro Fibre cloth.

4. Use 0000 wire wool and WD40 and run over the wheel generously.
5. Clean off all excess with a Micro Fibre cloth.

End result is quite good and I am happy with the outcome.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/258432/67199d32-955d-48af-9264-0215a40127285c3a0c8f8d.jpeg


1982 MT Racing Silverfox
1999 Haro Zippo - soon to be a custom built adidas x Haro Freestyler
2018 Monza

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#2 2019-01-12 7:53am

BRICKOS2
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Re: Skyway Wheel Clean Up

Nice work. They look great smile

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#3 2019-01-12 8:26am

phil555
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From: UK
Registered: 2019-01-08
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Re: Skyway Wheel Clean Up

BRICKOS2 wrote:

Nice work. They look great smile

Thank you.


1982 MT Racing Silverfox
1999 Haro Zippo - soon to be a custom built adidas x Haro Freestyler
2018 Monza

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#4 2019-01-12 9:12am

turdburd
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From: Inland Empire,SoCal
Registered: 2013-12-02
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Re: Skyway Wheel Clean Up

Good job on the clean up.


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#5 2019-01-12 10:32am

phil555
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From: UK
Registered: 2019-01-08
Posts: 98
Bikes: 3

Re: Skyway Wheel Clean Up

turdburd wrote:

Good job on the clean up.

Thanks dude.


1982 MT Racing Silverfox
1999 Haro Zippo - soon to be a custom built adidas x Haro Freestyler
2018 Monza

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#6 2019-01-12 12:26pm

asilva23
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From: SW Chicago
Registered: 2011-09-09
Posts: 700

Re: Skyway Wheel Clean Up

Wow, they look new!  I have a pair laying in my garage that need work so I'll be using some of your tips!  Thanks for sharing cool


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