Cleaning white brake hoods

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wasabi1
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by wasabi1

Any advice on getting white brake hoods clean.

Replaced the hoods on my chorus levers for white, and although they look good, beginning to get a bit filthy.

Used soap and water etc. Anyone use any particular product/solution?

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MileHighMark
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by MileHighMark

Liquid laundry detergent.
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5 8 5
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by 5 8 5

I use Fenwicks Fs-1 bike cleaner diluted to about 15%. Excellent for hoods, bar tape etc.

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Getter
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by Getter

I used Simple Green.

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by sungod

washing-up liquid

lwrncc
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by lwrncc

Mr Clean Magic Eraser or similar.
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clarkson
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by clarkson

Pledge works pretty well - for bar tape too.

MDiddy
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by MDiddy

I use blue Dawn for my white grip tape and it makes it look like new.

two-one
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by two-one

Citrus degreaser and a fluffy towel to soak up all the crud...

wasabi1
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by wasabi1

Thanks for all the advice.

Guess that's seven options to try!!

mre1208
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by mre1208

wasabi1 wrote:Thanks for all the advice.

Guess that's seven options to try!!

just take all of the above and throw em in a blender...that's sure to do the trick! (assuming it doesn't cause some sort of explosive reaction)

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