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keeping aluminum rims clean on bicycle

I am looking to keep my alum rims clean and in good shape. I have heard people recommend scotch brite, emery cloth, ect what say you Bicyclists out there. Thanks

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I wouldn't use anything abrasive, just a shop towel moistened with a little water - or maybe some mild soapy water.

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Water, sometimes with a little detergent, and wipe clean.  No need for abrasives,

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Thank you hikermor

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thank you for the info:) that makes the best sense

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