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Yeah, I'm a FNG, so maybe this got answered before. Couldn't find it, however.

What's the best way to keep Fat Boy wheels (stock) looking fairly shined up?

I'm asking about both the rim and the center. Seen some fairly shabby looking ones around, and I don't want to end up that way.

Thanks.


P.S. See you in Hell this spring if you ride around here. Then in Paradise later this summer. :thumbsup:
 

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the easiest for me so far is a can of good ole brake cleaner
it effortlessly rinses off all that brake dust and grim and is really good at getting all those little rivet holes clean...be careful with those as it can shoot back in your face

I keep spraying till it runs off the rim clear then wipe them off

they're very clean and dry after and seem to stay clean longer
 

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Wheel Wax

Wheel Wax was the best I ever used on 2 Fat Boys

Those wheels are a bitch keep em clean or they will pit real fast.

It's labor intensive but when they look good they look GOOD!
 

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I machine spun, sanded and mirror buffed my rims out.

I use Boeshield T9 on my aluminum. Originally developed by Boeing. Ever see a corrosion pitted aircraft?

At marine stores and online.
 

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Buy the all chrome wheels...piece of cake to clean!
 

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The brake clean trick works real good, but follow up with a shpritz of silicone spray lubricant.

the outer lip, I use mother's mag wheel polish..

but then I changed my rims recently to Weld Blade Wheels... much easier to keep clean.
 

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FlaFatBoy said:
Buy the all chrome wheels...piece of cake to clean!

I agree with FlaFatBoy. But until those $$$ become available, here’s what I use…

I’m satisfied with Mother’s Products & S-100 Products. Although there are many others that are great. I feel it best for me to get accustomed to and explore the full potential of a few products, than to use so many that I’m not certain which is better or worst. This way, I can adjust my polishing techniques accordingly for each item.

S-100 Polishing Soap and S-100 Wheel Cleaner works well on my stock aluminum wheels. Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish adds a nice finishing touch. S-100 & P-21s are the same products. P-21s is the automotive line classification.

Here are a few links to help your search…
Hawci


http://www.p21s.com/products/bis_ps.html

http://www.s100.com/s100_fr.htm

http://www.mothers.com/products/

http://hawg-wash.com/index.html
 

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Malaka said:
Yeah, I'm a FNG, so maybe this got answered before. Couldn't find it, however.

What's the best way to keep Fat Boy wheels (stock) looking fairly shined up?

I'm asking about both the rim and the center. Seen some fairly shabby looking ones around, and I don't want to end up that way.

Thanks.


P.S. See you in Hell this spring if you ride around here. Then in Paradise later this summer. :thumbsup:
Go to www.metalgloss.com and order the polish and sealer. Follow the simple directions. I have a Fatboy and this is what I use. It is the best I have found and it worth the money.
 

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nice list -- I am going to keep this one handy for myself for future reference. I have the same work to do on my wheels and have tried a few things to no avail. I will try the brake cleaner trick next and then try to seal them.

chrome might ultimately be the only solution. @gree: -MFB
 

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michiganfatboy said:
The brake cleaner, Autosol, and Boms Away have all failed to get things back as they were.

These things get nasty fast on the brake side.

Has anybody tried the wheel exchange programs from any of the following?:

www.chromeprosplating.com
www.chromethathog.com
www.usachrome.com
www.advancechromeplating.com

Others you are happy with?

BTW Malaka, where in Michigan are you? Maybe see you in Hell.

-MFB

Apparently you didn't try www.metalgloss.com that I recommended. Easy to use and works damn good. My wheels stay shiney.
 

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I found a great product at Wal Mart yesterday from DuPont called Teflon Wheel Cleaner. It cost $5.95 for a 32 oz. bottle and I tell ya folks, this stuff is the shizzit! I took maybe 5 minutes to clean both sides of the wheels to factory new. You just spray it on and hose it off. I used a soft nylon brush on a couple of stubborn spots but most of the crap just fell off the wheels. It is safe for all surfaces of your bike and claims to remove bugs and sap, too.

Ride safe,
Goose
 

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Fatb0y said:
Apparently you didn't try www.metalgloss.com that I recommended. Easy to use and works damn good. My wheels stay shiney.

What did you use to apply it?

I saw the Mothers "powerball" or somethign like that when I was visiting my folks last month. ANyone use that with any results? Looked like it would be effective and time saving...
 

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Fatb0y said:
Apparently you didn't try www.metalgloss.com that I recommended. Easy to use and works damn good. My wheels stay shiney.
Fatb0y - nope, sorry. I used a few of the wonderful suggestions, but not all of them. after a reasonable amount of work with some of the great suggestions provided, it seemed like a safe bet the rest of the cleaning solutions would not solve the problem either. I am not sure I wanna blow $100 trying them all when that might be shipping on the wheels to have them chromed (not the look I want but that looks better than pitting).
 

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I had my wheels done at Chromethathog. Their turnaround time is a little slow (recomend searching on Chromethathog in the forum), but I think their quality was top notch.
 

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Fat Boy Wheels

SE Mich, Michiganfatboy. The weather, temp wise, is starting to tease. Thankfully, its raining a lot to wash off the winter grime.

Goose1: have you tried your brakes since using TEFLON wheel cleaner? Sounds really scary to me! :yikes:
 

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Malaka said:
SE Mich, Michiganfatboy. The weather, temp wise, is starting to tease. Thankfully, its raining a lot to wash off the winter grime.

yes, it is warm enough, but since I dont have webbed feet I will keep scrubbing the wheels!

pm me if you are going to Hell, I try to go each year.

-MFB
 
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