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Can you use WD-40 to clean greasy stuff off the matte forged wheels? When I had a tire change, the tech left some slightly greasy fingerprints on the wheels that doesn't easily wipe off with soap/water. Wondering if I can safely pre-clean with WD-40, or Dupont De-greaser, then wash normally.

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My pleasure. Use WD40 to wipe off grease then use soap and water.
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Can you use WD-40 to clean greasy stuff off the matte forged wheels? When I had a tire change, the tech left some slightly greasy fingerprints on the wheels that doesn't easily wipe off with soap/water. Wondering if I can safely pre-clean with WD-40, or Dupont De-greaser, then wash normally.
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Don't spray that Dupont stuff on your wheel. It's a great cleaner, but I have had it fade color.
WD40 for the win, followed by mild soap and water.
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Don't spray that Dupont stuff on your wheel. It's a great cleaner, but I have had it fade color.
WD40 for the win, followed by mild soap and water.
Or if you're Lazy AF like me, skip the soap and water. just turn the rag over and get as much of the WD off as possible.
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Or if you're Lazy AF like me, skip the soap and water. just turn the rag over and get as much of the WD off as possible.
You are only lazy af if you wipe down with WD40 and let it evaporate like me. No damage after 3 years.

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I clean my bike every week. WD40 on a rag for the wheels. Never wash the residue off and it hasn't hurt the surface. They look like New after 18months except for the small scratch the dealer put on them changing the tyres
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I clean my bike every week. WD40 on a rag for the wheels. Never wash the residue off and it hasn't hurt the surface. They look like New after 18months except for the small scratch the dealer put on them changing the tyres
What? Only once a week? (Just kidding). I clean mine after every ride. Well, I lightly clean off bugs and miscellaneous dust/dirt with wet and dry microfiber towels, then wash and wax about every couple of months (or about every 4th chain cleaning and lubing - about 1500-2000 miles). Bike really doesn't get "dirty" on my canyon rides...more like "dusty"...so it cleans up quickly and easily after a ride (can't stand a bug-splattered, dusty bike...seems like a sacrilege with such a machine).

I tried the WD-40 yesterday...did the trick. Thanks all!

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