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Has anyone found a spray on wheel cleaner that effectively cleans laced (spoked) rims and has no ill effect on surrounding paint, powder coat etc.?

I'm detailing a friends bike and havent had to deal with spokes for years, any help is appreciated.
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When I had the Heritage with spoke wheels, I used Harley wheel cleaner (someone gave me a gift pack which included wheel cleaner, spot free wash, bug cleaner and something else).

It worked pretty well, but I really had nothing to compare it to....

Others have used Mother's spoke wheel cleaner with good results.
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I hear good things about mothers wheel cleaner also.
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Thanks Wahoo,

I know that Mothers makes good products and may look into their cleaner, I have also read up Meguiars Hot Rims All wheel and tire cleaner but they mention nothing about chrome or spoked rims..
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I used this back when I had spoke wheels
http://www.lusterlace.com/motorcycle.html
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Thanks for your replies, I went with the Mothers although upon reading the label closer once I got home I read the words "do not use on motorcycles"

I'm going to give it a shot anyway, reading the label of an old bottle of Eagle 1 that I've been using for years I saw the same statement...
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I use this on near everthing....

http://www.originalbikespirits.com/p...leaner-polish/
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Yes that is a great quick detailer and I've used it often, cant get It around here anymore so now I use Wizards mist n shine.

This Heritage Springer is really neglected, I had to pull out the heavy artillary!
I doubt that the saddle bags have ever been off of this thing, so you can imagine what the wheels looked like....it's getting a full makeover!

I think I really under priced this job
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If the wheels and spokes are that bad, you may need to try Eagle One Wadding compound / cloths (actually, more like treated cotton balls)

I used that to clean up chrome on my Heritage, including getting burnt-on rain suit off the pipes.
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Personally I've used the mothers wheel cleaner. As long as you clean it well there shouldn't be any problem.
Theres also the mothers cleaning ball which attaches to your drill... that'll really bring out the shine like crazy.
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