I noticed on Friday that the ratchets on my road shoes were getting a bit iffy, "damn" I thought..."do i need new ratchet straps?" Nope, a clean with a toothbrush (wife's Braun electric was very handy for this...and YES, I did rinse it after use), then a squirt of TFT and a wipe down later they are like new... I couldn't believe the difference. Now on my monthly schedule. I also found a small stone wedged into the cleat was he reason why clipping in/out was a bit off last week! Do you do yours?