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Cleaning white grips

RealManRealMan Posts: 2,166
edited May 2010 in MTB general
Any tips? Just been through several different things including

Muc off
That barry scott stuff
Some asda cream cleaning thing
White spirit

And nothings working. In fact, its slightly dirtier then when I started.

Lizard skin peatys if that matters.


  • pdidpdid Posts: 1,065
    Fairy liquid and a stiff brush works for me.
  • bluechair84bluechair84 Posts: 4,352
    some of that starch you use to whiten collar cuffs? I have no idea what this will do for the compound though. Depends how desperate you are to be purer than pure...
  • Had some white Peaty grips as well, couldnt keep them clean at all. In the end I just ran them until they were worn out and replaced them with another colour.

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  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    I was fitting some white grips for a mate got them all nice and straight and clean did something else on the bike involving grease grabbed hold of the bars just as I realised my hands were mucky. Left greasey stains on the virgin white rubber.

    Managed to shift the stains using IsoPropyl achohol ( IPA ) it cleaned them up lovely. However they were new and the dirt wasnt ground in so might not work for you but worth a try.
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  • Louis84Louis84 Posts: 135
    Look how dirty peatys grips are! If he knew you wrote this thread..........he'd be so ashamed of you
  • RealManRealMan Posts: 2,166
    You don't think he'd want me to keep the grips with his name on nice and clean?
  • AirienteerAirienteer Posts: 695
    Swarfega and an old toothbrush worked for me. However in the end I found I didn't have the patience and switched to black grips!
  • DaveHudsonDaveHudson Posts: 290
    Weldtite dirtwash cleaned my old peaty grips up a treat, Then I got bored and changed to black specialized lock ons. Anyone notice a theme here :lol:
  • RealManRealMan Posts: 2,166
    Yes and its quite depressing.
  • LOL i use Flash toilet wipes bring em back to new!
  • BigJimmyBBigJimmyB Posts: 1,302
    Fenwicks, neat with a toothbrush.
  • BignigeBignige Posts: 223
    You can now get peatys in black with gold lock-ons, and if you go on the Lizard Skins US Webby you can customise them......cost's a fortune to ship them to the UK tho' !... :(
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  • Louis84Louis84 Posts: 135
    I have them in black and gold for that little touch of bling
  • nwmlargenwmlarge Posts: 778
    i used a jet wash on my original odi white grips but one day i got carried away and the jet wash cut the grips!
    my latest superstar ones won't clean up with anything :(
  • cat_with_no_tailcat_with_no_tail Posts: 12,981
    My old white Peaty ones used to come a little bit cleaner using muc-off and a toothbrush (as already suggested) however, it never got them *properly* clean.

    My new white Ergon grips seem to come clean much easier though.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 52,770
    Black is the new black here - why anyone who designs MTB's thinks that having white as the main colour on anything that doesn't wash/wipe down easily (like frame & forks) was a good idea, I've not quite figured yet :?:
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  • AtomicAtomic Posts: 34
    The bike I've just bought came with white peaty grips and a white saddle.

    They were so clean I'm convinced the guy never rode the thing!

    I've swapped both for black components, because I just couldn't keep the damn things clean (and brown stains on your saddle is not a good look...)

    *edit: typo-doh
  • nwmlargenwmlarge Posts: 778
    incidently i have no trouble at all with my white charge spoon
  • ive got white DMR logged or whatever they be called, but fairy liquid, water and a toothbursh works a treat. brings them back to new

    right up until i touch them, then they are instantly grey/brown/poo colour
  • BigJimmyBBigJimmyB Posts: 1,302
    +1 on the spoon, comes up luvly every time.

    Have to say white grips will never be 100% but Fenwicks gets close...G
  • RealManRealMan Posts: 2,166
    Ok looks like it may just be a case of giving up and buying black ones. Fenwicks might work but I don't have any and I can probably get some new grips for the same price.
  • breezerbreezer Posts: 1,225
    Use them till you cant stand the sight anymore like I managed for a year then buy new ones heh
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