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    Best way to wash your wheelchair?

    Hey guys!

    How do you clean your wheelchair? What method/cleaners do you use?

    I wish I lived near Pittsburgh. Every year at UMCP Rehabilitation Institute they have a "wheelchair wash" day. Here's a video of it: http://www.spinalpedia.com//videodetails.php?vid=104353

    And here are a couple more wc-care videos if you're up for it, including caster-care and how to change pneumatic tires: http://www.spinalpedia.com/blog/2013...es-a-long-way/
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    I use lemon pledge. Used it to clean my motorcycles and it works great on wheelchairs as well.

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    if/when I'm idle on the couch I'll hit it with some elbow grease and...

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    Quote Originally Posted by t8burst View Post
    I use lemon pledge.
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    I take a shower in mine once a month, or so, and scrub it down with a toilet brush (unused on a toilet...ever...), washing it with the same stuff I wash the rest of me with, Dr. Bronner's. A squirt of Balistol onto the bearings after and I call it done.
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    I mostly use antibacterial wipes. I don't know how good/bad that is!

    Thanks for the great links! I've found it surprisingly difficult to find good information on chair maintenance. I know I don't do enough but because of my hand problems I'm a bit scared to start taking my chair apart in case I can't reassemble it

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    I just take my manual chairs out and hose them off every couple of weeks like a car. No problems with rust or anything. I am serious. I cannot do that with my power chair because of the electrical stuff. It is impossible to keep it really clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaleB View Post
    I take a shower in mine once a month, or so, and scrub it down with a toilet brush (unused on a toilet...ever...), washing it with the same stuff I wash the rest of me with, Dr. Bronner's. A squirt of Balistol onto the bearings after and I call it done.
    Perfect for after showering. Keeps the chair from getting chaffed and rashed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by t8burst View Post
    I use lemon pledge. Used it to clean my motorcycles and it works great on wheelchairs as well.
    This and what used to be called Honda wax

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