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Old 01-26-2006, 05:14 AM
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Lazy man's wire wheel cleaner?

I acquired a set of Cragar Tru Spokes in a trade, they have some surface rust on the hub behind the spokes and I'd like to clean them up a little so I can put them on my Monte Carlo to sell it. Is there an easy way to get the worst of it off without damaging the chrome? I don't mind doing a little rubbing on them but I rather save the bulk of my energy for stuff I'm going to keep if you know what I mean.

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Old 01-26-2006, 09:12 AM
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If itīs one of these, I reckon you gotta use a whole load of elbow grease.
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Old 01-26-2006, 09:42 AM
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Thats what I have on my 23. Hippie, I use a good spray on cleaner with a soft narrow bristle brush to get between the spokes. Then hose it off with good water pressure and then I use compressed air to eliminate the water spots. I don't have any rust on mine so you might want to use a little chrome cleaner or a light polishing compound. They sure look nice when cleaned up.

Good luck, Norm.
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Old 01-26-2006, 09:58 AM
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Thanks guys, I found some spray on cleaner I got for Xmas years ago that worked pretty well on an old rusty air cleaner, I'll give that a try. Has a faint odor of muratic acid to it.
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Old 01-26-2006, 11:01 AM
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A friend of mine has a set of those on his 58 Bird. There's really NO easy way to clean 'em up. A tooth brush, fine steel wool and Mother's chrome polish will work on the surface rust - elbow grease will take care of the rest of it.
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