Keeping white hoods clean

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Keeping white hoods clean

Postby MountGower » Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:33 pm

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Postby rustychisel » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:27 pm

The only way to clean white hoods, as with white bar tape, is to replace with a sensible colour, IMO. :)

Failing that, try soapy water made from a dribble of dishwashing liquid. Anything stronger is going to leave the hoods a gummy sticky mess, I reckon, and that goes double for eucalyptus oil. Incidentally, use a domestic kitchen sponge and soapy water on your bar tape too, you'll be amazed how they clean up.

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Postby Birdman » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:57 pm

Your LBS should have replacement hoods in. I know mine does, that or you can pick them up on ebay i got a pair for like...$5 or something in blue.

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Postby sogood » Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:15 pm

I have always found Jif to be versatile when cleaning these items. YMMV.
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Postby morsey » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:16 pm

Ms Lush would recommend white vinegar and bicarb soda- well she recommends it for EVERYTHING else.

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Postby twowheels » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:35 pm

If you amnage to clean them and remove the stickiness talcum powder can keep the re-stickiness at bay.

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Postby woteva » Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:15 pm

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