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What should I use to clean my tires "Kenda Nevegal" and wheels because I usually clean them with Isopropyl Alcohol but it leaves streaks.

BTW: Can I use mother's aluminum polish to clean my spokes?
 

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It's a mountain-bike; it's supposed to be dirty!!!

Okay, maybe it's totally caked with mud and you have no choice but bring it indoors - benefit of doubt being given here. Prep a stiff bristle-brush with some detergent. Rinse the tire with water, scrub the sidewalls allowing the bristles to overlap on the rim; use a side-to-side motion to clean the knobbies. Rinse well. If you're concerned about cleaning the spokes, I believe intervention from a psychologist may be necessary - that's obsessive-compulsive behavior! :D
 

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Tire cleaner.

It also can be used on the whole bike, it will make it look brand new.

We did it in a shop I worked at when selling used bikes.
For some you could hardly tell it was used, but then again the guy who cleaned the bike cleans his twice a month, taking it fully apart (a bit Bike OCD)

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Cleaning the tires on an all mountain bike makes it an XC bike........= )
But if you need to clean em to bring it indoors and such, nothing works better than some warm water and dish soap with a scrub brush. Oh yea, a bucket helps to hold the warm water.
 

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Yep soapy water and a scrubbing brush works best. If you really need to get them clean and don't have water at hand then silicone spray seems to work pretty well for that new tire look - just keep it away from the kitchen lino floor unless you like it to be slippery like an ice skating ring.
 

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armor all

especially work it into the treads....
alcohol...really for tires? what ever happened to good ol' soap and water? or just water...i use just a tiny bit of soap in a bucket w/ warm water every once in a while.
other than that if my bike gets muddy or really dusty, i spray a gentle spray ( what's good for petals is good for pedals)
no muss no fuss---my bike looks 'generally' spotless and that's just from water...bit of a rag /brush, a good bounce or two - then off to dry
 
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