How do you clean your Gum walls?

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CAMSHAFT
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by CAMSHAFT

I purchased/installed my Vittoria Corsa about 150 miles ago, and already they are slightly dirty. How do you guys keep them looking nice? Soap and water is my first thought but I dont want to put the wrong chemical on them and then they discolor more. Thoughts?
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Notice the dark spots. Also the overall color of the gum is darker.
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True to their name, magic erasers work. It's a lot of work though and if you ride a lot, you learn to get over it.
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If you wanna stick with soap and water, just make sure to clean them right after times they get dirty. Like right after a wet ride or after changing a flat (knock on wood).

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by CAMSHAFT

RyanH wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 2:58 pm
True to their name, magic erasers work. It's a lot of work though and if you ride a lot, you learn to get over it.
We have a few in the cabinet, I'll give one a whirl. Thanks!

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by CAMSHAFT

rheosibal wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 3:34 pm
If you wanna stick with soap and water, just make sure to clean them right after times they get dirty. Like right after a wet ride or after changing a flat (knock on wood).
Makes sense, Thanks!

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Alcohol wipes like Sani Cloth 70% work well for getting more stubborn stains that water and soap won't remove

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by bilwit

nothing like the original tan(ish) clean look though, even if you can get some of the scuff off it inevitably is more yellow than it was :x save it for race day maybe :P

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Just apply Aquasure before your first ride. It is a clear coating recommended by Dugast to make cotton sidewalls water resistant. As an added bonus the sidewalls stay almost as new...

https://www.a-dugast.com/product-page/aquasure-2

https://www.cxmagazine.com/gutwrenching ... d-urethane

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Ride disc. :p
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Ruimteaapjes wrote:Just apply Aquasure before your first ride. It is a clear coating recommended by Dugast to make cotton sidewalls water resistant. As an added bonus the sidewalls stay almost as new...

https://www.a-dugast.com/product-page/aquasure-2

https://www.cxmagazine.com/gutwrenching ... d-urethane

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Ruimteaapjes wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:21 am
Just apply Aquasure before your first ride. It is a clear coating recommended by Dugast to make cotton sidewalls water resistant. As an added bonus the sidewalls stay almost as new...

https://www.a-dugast.com/product-page/aquasure-2

https://www.cxmagazine.com/gutwrenching ... d-urethane
sounds nice but
Aquasure can only be if you order or recently have ordered tyres.
:x

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The second article had a link to alternatives, I just ordered this:

Seam Grip TF Tent Fabric Sealant https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MAZJJDW/re ... lBbW749YJ5
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Black tires

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bilwit wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:36 pm

sounds nice but
Aquasure can only be if you order or recently have ordered tyres.
:x
It is sold seperately. I buy it from Bike24

https://www.bike24.com/p2133840.html

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