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    It takes a man 2 be a dad heybulldog's Avatar
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    Furniture polish?

    Don't laugh now. I was dusting the other day and I thought to myself. what about Furniture polish as a lubricant for the chain.
    Well? What does everyone think?
    a little endust on the bike chain.



    Jonr said that he uses olive oil.
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    Well I had to laugh first, just a giggle mind you. It probably won't hurt, but I wouldn't do it. Why wouldn't you just use a lubricant made for chains? I know it's not real imaginative but it should do the job (perhaps a sale on Endust?)
    When it's good it's really good...And when it's bad I go to pieces - David Bowie

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    Heybulldog

    Hi new guy here and its my first post.*S*
    I hope you are kidding but in case your not stick to triflow or an similar oil. No wax....wax is for legs and oil is for chains.

    Ride Safe...Dudley

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    lol...no, no sale on Endust. I just happen to spray some on my finger and it was oily and the can said dont use on vinyl floors cause it will make it slick. So I though....the wife told me to stop thinking...lol
    Hey ,at least I gave you a good laugh...

    I still might try it for the #ell of it...lol

    Hey newbie guy. Welcome aboard the crazy train.
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    Originally posted by Bikinguy
    Heybulldog

    Hi new guy here and its my first post.*S*
    I hope you are kidding but in case your not stick to triflow or an similar oil. No wax....wax is for legs and oil is for chains.

    Ride Safe...Dudley
    Hey bikinguy. Welcome to the forum. What's wrong with wax? My legs are smooth as silk Yes, Tri-flow is good stuff...
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    BWWWAAAHHHAAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!! :dance:
    Je vais à vélo, donc je suis!

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    I can't speak specifically about furniture polish. However, when putting a substance on a chain to lubricate and/or clean it, be careful. Something that seems ok in the short run may be harmful in the long run. (For example, using acetone to clean a chain may work in the short term, but it can displace oil inside the rollers, leading to dry chain problems later on.)

    There are some chemical products that you don't need from a bicycle shop. For example, when cleaning out hydrapacks, you're better off using bleach rather than the hydrapack cleaning solutions. However, buying some bicycle lubrication is not a bad investment.

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    Thanks WildHare and Heybulldog *S*

    I see several people in here from Bicycle Bobs forum .


    Hey Alex and Chris....Hammer till ya puke ! *S*

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    Ok ,so I never did try the furniture polish. I used whitelightning.
    maybe someday......................
    i use to think i was cool
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    Pledge is great on your frame, I'm not kidding.

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    This thread reminds me of a question I've been meaning to ask:

    Can I use chain lubricant to polish my furniture with?




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    I was in the LBS today ordering a new stem for my bike and was taken a bit by surprise seeing one of the employees using 'Endust' (I think it's one d) on a bike frame. If I'm not mistaken this is a direct competitor to 'Pledge'. The bike obviously was not a new bike, don't know if it was his or repair? I guess the wax like qualities would keep the grimes from sticking or building up as quickly.

    I noted that it was odd but didn't give it another thought until I read this thread. Coincidence? I think not, maybe it's an omen. ;-)
    JAPH

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    Man I must be old as the hills - no one mentioned diesel fuel as a cleaner-lubricant. That used to be the #1 cleaning fluid for everything that moved on the bike. It's enough of a solvent to get rid of built-up crud, but is also "oily" enough to slightly re-lubricate parts like derailleurs and chains. It's very cheap at $ 1.30/gallon, compared to some of those potions that sell for $ 13.00/pint.

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    I've always had my supicions about WD-40 being kerosene with perfume in it........

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    I bet you are right - never thought of it, but WD-40 acts exactly like diesel/kerosene/heating oil: half solvent, half lubricant.

    We've been had, ha ha

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    W-40 is a crummy lubricant, it evaporates, and is a fair solvent. WD-40 was developed by the space program to displace water from rockets, they tended to ice up near the liquid oxygen etc, thus gaining weight.
    Pledge does work on the frame to CLEAN it, it has cleaning agents in it and does leave a slight waxy film to seal the paint. It's a good trick I learned in a shop I used to work in. Pledge will clean some things form frames that solvents won't.
    Ditch it for lubrication, it has very little wax, the only lubricating agent in it. Wax even in higher concentrations doesn't work very well for lubing chains because it doesn't penetrate very well and easily wears off under pressure.
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