Clean & Care
So now that you have invested in Performance Machine's parts, it's your job to keep them looking like new. Here's some tips.
Polished Brake, Controls and Accessories

Mild soap and water is the best method to keep them clean. To keep the show polish, we recommend Mothers Aluminum Polish.


Chrome Plated Brakes, Controls and Accessories

Mild soap and water to clean them and a healthy coat of Carnuba wax applied often with a soft cloth.


Black Anodized Brakes, Controls and Accessories

Wash with mild soap and water, no detergents or harsh chemical cleaners that can destroy the black anodized finish. You may use a non-abrasive wax with UV protectant on the black anodized portion of the product to protect it. Never use a harsh or abrasive wax as it will remove the black anodized finish. Avoid exposure to UV rays whenever possible.


Black Ops Brakes, Controls and Accessories


Polished Wheels

Cleaning:
Depending on the condition of the wheel, a simple wipe down with a dry, soft cloth can be done, or clean with mild soap and water. Never use a chemical cleaner on your polished wheels.

Polishing:
The finish of the wheel will tend to dull after being exposed to road dirt, chemicals and pollutants. A high quality aluminum polish and a little bit of time is all it takes to revive the luster of the aluminum.


Chrome Wheels

Cleaning:
Clean your wheels often, this will remove contaminates that eat your chrome and will extend the life of the chrome many years. Never use chemical cleaners, instead use mild soap and water and a soft cloth to clean the wheels.

Waxing:
High speed and long distances on dirty roads can have the same effect as sandblasting your wheels and a good coat of wax is their only protection. We recommend Carnuba type wax applied often with a soft cloth after each ride.


Contrast Cut, Contrast Cut Platinum, Black Anodized, Gold Ops and Black Ops Wheels:

Clean and Care of Black Anodized Finish:
Wash with mild soap and water, no detergents or harsh chemical cleaners that can destroy the black anodized finish. You may use a non-abrasive wax on the black anodized portion of the product to protect it. Never use a harsh or abrasive wax as it will remove the black anodized finish.

Black and Gold Ops (Contrast Cut Stealth):
Wash with mild soap and water. No detergents or harsh chemical cleaners should be used as they can destroy the anodized finish. Wax and/or cleaners containing wax are not recommended as they may leave an uneven finish on the matte black surface. Detail spray or WD40 also work well for “dry cleaning” or wipe-down. Due to the semi-rough surface of the finish, we recommend using a micro-fiber or other lint-free type of cloth so as not to leave behind any remnants of the cloth.

Clean and Care of Milled Area (Standard Contrast Cut):
Wash with mild soap and water, no detergents or harsh chemical cleaners. To remove stains on the milled area you may use the following methods depending upon the condition of the wheel.

  1. A mild MAG polish will remove mild stains from the milled area, but will make the milled area shiny as it contains some abrasives. CAUTION: Take extreme care not to use this on the black ano surface of any product as it will remove the black finish.
  2. Scotch bright can be used to remove more severe stains on the milled area. CAUTION: Measures should be taken up to and including masking to ensure that the black ano surface of any product is not damaged.
  3. To retain the satin finish of the milled area a MILD scotch bright cloth may be used very carefully to clean the surface.
Clean and care of Polished surface ( Contrast Cut Platinum):
The polished area of the wheel will tend to dull after being exposed to road dirt, chemicals and pollutants. You can use a high quality aluminum polish to revive the luster of the aluminum. Make sure to completely protect the black ano portion of the wheel, up to and including masking, to ensure that the black ano surface is not damaged