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Old 19th October 2011
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Last year I put my bike away without protecting tne cast aluminium rims
and they had a white powder on them. I was wondering if I treated them with pledge spray wax,would that protect against oxidation and be easy to remove come next season?
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I would think that paste wax would work better than pledge. But, I'd use WD40.
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I would think that paste wax would work better than pledge. But, I'd use WD40.
Exactly what I was going to suggest!
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WD-40 will protect them and also works as a wheel cleaner.
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WD is the best-protect, clean and shine all in one.
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I would of never thought to WD-40 mine. Glad I opened this post. I never "put my bike away" but during winter there are times where it'll sit for a week or 2 due to long rain periods. I'm gonna go WD-40 mine today
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Last year I put my bike away without protecting tne cast aluminium rims
and they had a white powder on them.

Going on 8 years now been storing mine
in an unheated garage during the
winter and never had white powder form
on the cast wheels. Only thing I ever do
to them is clean them a couple times a year
with Mothers Mag & Aluminum polish.
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I bit the bullet and power coated mine. They look like black glass.

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WD40 is a good protector though. Personally, I think that a good old fashioned paste wax polish lasts longer than a WD40 cleaning...

Make sure you dont use too much WD40 or get carried away spraying it.

KEEP THE WD40 OFF OF YOUR TIRES AND BRAKES!!!!
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WD40 is a good protector though. Personally, I think that a good old fashioned paste wax polish lasts longer than a WD40 cleaning...

Make sure you dont use too much WD40 or get carried away spraying it.

KEEP THE WD40 OFF OF YOUR TIRES AND BRAKES!!!!
I apply WD40 to a rag, never spray it on the bike.
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