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Offline scalci

Cleaning...
« on: March 28, 2021, 06:22:43 pm »
Hi Guys,

What do you use to clean your bike, especially to clean the swing arm from chain lube?
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Re: Cleaning...
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2021, 06:33:44 pm »
Prepsol diluted 50/50 with water

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Re: Cleaning...
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2021, 06:59:26 pm »
Paraffin based cleaner for chain lube , grease , oil . Prepsol for everything else
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Re: Cleaning...
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2021, 08:20:00 pm »
Thank you, I used Prepsol but does not remove it. Let me try parafin..
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Re: Cleaning...
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2021, 08:59:19 pm »
Thank you, I used Prepsol but does not remove it. Let me try parafin..

Not neat paraffin but a paraffin based cleaner
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Re: Cleaning...
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2021, 09:37:08 pm »
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Re: Cleaning...
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2021, 09:41:25 pm »
rag soaked with diesel.
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Re: Cleaning...
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2021, 09:42:48 pm »
Clean Green for everything. Brush it on and spray off with hosepipe.

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Re: Cleaning...
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2021, 07:59:00 am »
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Re: Cleaning...
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2021, 08:05:56 am »
My garden boy

Does he do crocs as well :biggrin:
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Re: Cleaning...
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2021, 09:30:35 am »
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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2021, 11:22:03 am »
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: Cleaning...
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2021, 11:39:04 am »
rag soaked with diesel.

I do same, works great and easy on/off application. Also does not damage paint, metals etc.  :thumleft:
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Re: Cleaning...
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2021, 12:21:00 pm »
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Mine too, armed with Sunlight dishwash, Turtle Wax and some Sheen for the plastics - works a miracle!  :thumleft:
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Re: Cleaning...
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2021, 11:37:01 am »
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Re: Cleaning...
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2021, 01:15:19 pm »
Thank you, I used Prepsol but does not remove it. Let me try parafin..

Not neat paraffin but a paraffin based cleaner

Oops, you're making me worry. I use neat paraffin to clean the chain and the chain lube droplets. Will neat paraffin damage something?
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Re: Cleaning...
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2021, 02:27:06 pm »
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Re: Cleaning...
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2021, 02:39:21 pm »
For cleaning really greasy and oily parts, POWER PARAFFIN works a treat. But it is very aggressive on paints and is Hydroscopic so after cleaning the iron parts will start to rust within hours.  Power Paraffin is not the same as plain Paraffin used for heating and lighting.
 

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Re: Cleaning...
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2021, 02:54:41 pm »
Brakes (discs and calipers) Motorex brake cleaner works a treat. i also spray it where ever there is a grease and/or oil sweat.
also a fan of 50/50 Prepsol mix. Clean green also does the trick, as long as you dont use it in sun lght and was off fairly quickly after use. Not a huge fan of bike washing though...

Mirrors and clocks, the part i have an unhealthy obsession with keeping clean, fibre free cloth and Wynns Anti Fog.
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Re: Cleaning...
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2021, 09:52:33 pm »
Thank you, I used Prepsol but does not remove it. Let me try parafin..

Not neat paraffin but a paraffin based cleaner

Oops, you're making me worry. I use neat paraffin to clean the chain and the chain lube droplets. Will neat paraffin damage something?

I have come across damage to the coating on some swing arms and engine covers .
From my experience Fuchs do a very good paraffin based cleaner as well as a Prepsol type cleaner , except that the Fuchs u I d yellow and half the price .
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