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Old 02-25-05, 09:14 AM   #1
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New parts.

Hey all, I just got my new bike parts on my bike recently, and I was kind of wanting to get it all cleaned up and everything. I've already cleaned my drivetrain, chain, sproket, cog, and tightened it all up. It feels awesome! But my bikes frame has some dried on stuff, and I can't rub it off. I sprayed some WD-40 into a paper towel to clean off my sproket and chain, could I use the same method (spray some WD into a paper towel) to clean that hardened gunk off of my bike?
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Old 02-25-05, 09:35 AM   #2
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Why not water and a scrub brush?
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i dont let WD-40 near my bikes
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I prefer Simple Green or a citrus based cleaner. Haven't used WD-40 in years.
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Hmm, well its' nothing bad, so I don't think I even need soap and water, same for the special cleaners. So is WD-40 ok?
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It's not bad for your bike if it's sprayed onto a paper towel, but try to look at the big picture. I'm guessing that this is a BMX, and you don't drive yet. It's never too early to start considering environmental impact. I try not to use any more chemicals or solvents than I have to. Get into the habit of using one of the cleaners I mentioned earlier, and you'll be using them on your car later. I'm not some pot smoking hippie greenie, but I think we should all try to minimize the damage we do. Sorry this is turning into a lecture, but use a little elbow grease if the gunk on your bike is that bad.
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If it's realy dried on there try a hammer and a chizel.
Its always worked for me anyway.
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It's not bad for your bike if it's sprayed onto a paper towel, but try to look at the big picture. I'm guessing that this is a BMX, and you don't drive yet. It's never too early to start considering environmental impact. I try not to use any more chemicals or solvents than I have to. Get into the habit of using one of the cleaners I mentioned earlier, and you'll be using them on your car later. I'm not some pot smoking hippie greenie, but I think we should all try to minimize the damage we do. Sorry this is turning into a lecture, but use a little elbow grease if the gunk on your bike is that bad.

Ok, fine, sounds better your way. I'm not in LOVE with WD-40, it's just easier to spray some stuff on and get the job done. But I know that citrus stuff can clean good, it's just that I never thought of using it. So is some of the citrus stuff you can buy at stores ok to clean with? Since citrus is pretty low in the PH scale ( which means that it is more acidic) I just don't know if it would be safe or not, I mean I wouldn't want to be cleaning my bike and think I'm doing a great job, then come back the next day and see that my paint is all chipped off from the citrus stuff. So I don't know, what is this stuff you suggested, and where can you get it? And do you have any recomendations of where I could get some good cleaning stuff at like walmart, that would be safe on my bike and cleans good? Thanks alot!
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Simple Green works really well. There's also plenty of the citrus based cleaners, but I don't know what you'll be able to find at Wal-Mart. Neither one is going to harm your paint, as there's no solvents.
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Simple Green works really well. There's also plenty of the citrus based cleaners, but I don't know what you'll be able to find at Wal-Mart. Neither one is going to harm your paint, as there's no solvents.

Ok, thanks alot.
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all i use is goo-gone n it gets all the unwanted crap off your bike, jus b care around your stickers, if it gets to em they will peel off. n it makes ur bike all nice n shiny.lol
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