I have spokes and now that I have a bike lift it really makes cleaning them a lot easyer. I don't use any speacial cleaner but the fact that I can spin my wheels makes this chore a little better.
I saw some chrome spray-paint at the hardware store. I thought maybe I could just try it on my spokes and see how it looks.
What Lucky said about the bike lift. I bought the nice yellow one up at Sears. Its low enough to easily slide under the bike, the handle pops right out to get it out of the way, and if your not polishing your wheels, it can't be beat for working on all sorts of things on the bike. After squishing my ear against the ground to find the oil drain plug, Sears was my next stop.
Getting an extra 15 inches of elevation is just great. You can sit right on the ground, spin the wheels, and their at just the right height for the detail work.
I just bought my bike a short time ago, and the PO
wasn't all that thrilled about cleaning/polishing his chrome nor his spoke wheels(he did get the easy stuff). I used the Never Dull and a fingernail on the small stubborn rust specs, and a nylon tooth brush before wiping the Never Dull off, to get around the base of the spokes(easier then a finger). I used wax on the rims after the Never Dull.
I used a 3-M grey scratch pad, and simple green on the white walls. Brightened em right up.
I think the spokes themselves are going to be happy with a stiff scrub brush and soapy water....the hubs?...That's going to take something creative, and some patience.