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Ask DocSk8 (Expert Indoor Skate Building Advice) This forum is different then the other SkateLog forums in that it is not a discussion forum, but rather a place you can ask skate building expert Fred "DocSk8" Benjamin about building and repairing indoor speed, derby, and jamskate quad roller skates. Please start a new thread for each new question.

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Old July 27th, 2010, 10:30 PM   #21
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Simple Green and a washcloth or paper towel. That seems to work the best for me. It takes a little scrubbing but it gets all the dirt and gunk off and leaves the wheels gripping like mad. And no residue.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 02:24 AM   #22
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Formula 409 or simple green and a towel. works in seconds or use the cleaning wipes Ronbow uses.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 11:06 AM   #23
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I'd have to respectfully disagree I've cleaned up a few sets with this method and it really works wonders on the aluminum. I do understand that the Brillo can remove the anodized coating and that over time with a little neglect it can be damaging as corrosion sets in. I also get that the Brillo is actually removing metal but for the sake of salvaging a wheel I'd say it works to your advantage as opposed to damaging the wheel. Think of how sometimes to save an old wheel we need to cut off some old urethane, well sometimes to clean an old hub you've got to shave off some old metal.

Me personally I love things shinny but I also like things to look factory so when it comes to the hubs I like the shine you get from the Brillo more-so then the shine you get from polish. I don't like the idea of bringing contaminants to the floor and I've personally seen polish on more then one occasion get trapped between the hub and the tire. Then when you get to the rink and your wheels get warmed up the polish walks out to the edge of the hub and worse flings on the floor.

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this is old black polish residue running out of the back of an old Interceptor after running it under lukewarm water (check it out it's not even steaming) for less than a minute. Imagine how much hotter that tire gets after a short period of time skating it

took me almost 15 minutes to get all the old polish out



Exception noted...lol...I've used em on hubs..and for some I even like it..but I'm funny about my jets..I clean them tire on, but I polish them tire off...so I can spend more one on one time with each hub...lovingly making each one as shiney and perfect as I can..lol I do not like polish residue on my babys. I love the picture of the rinse you are doing there, that is a great illistration, of a great point!
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Old July 28th, 2010, 08:26 PM   #24
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And here I thought everyone used plain old alcohol :::shrugs:::
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Old July 28th, 2010, 09:46 PM   #25
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Old July 29th, 2010, 02:57 AM   #26
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Swallow your drinks before you read any further, I will not be held responsible for stuff spit all over the keyboard. I use diaper wipes. Always wet, easy to tote around and very disposable.
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Old July 29th, 2010, 03:29 AM   #27
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Swallow your drinks before you read any further, I will not be held responsible for stuff spit all over the keyboard. I use diaper wipes. Always wet, easy to tote around and very disposable.
If it works and leaves no residue.. Sounds good to me... No keyboard damage at all..
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