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    Overhauling Bottom Bracket

    I ran out of the usual solvent I use to get the old grease out of the bearings, can I use WD-40 to remove the grease?

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    Yes, WD-40 is more solvent than lubricant.

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    Gasoline will work better,its cheaper,but is a little more dangerous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoozyMcliverRot View Post
    Gasoline will work better,its cheaper,but is a little more dangerous.
    Gasoline is bad in many ways: flammable, toxic fumes, bad on skin... Much better is paint thinner; I use it to clean chains, degrease, remove tubular glue and label adhesives.
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    If you do decide to use gasoline let it sit out in open air for a long while then it will loose its flamability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Much better is paint thinner; I use it to clean chains, degrease, remove tubular glue and label adhesives.
    just know turpentine can be harmful while mineral spirits are less so
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    just know turpentine can be harmful while mineral spirits are less so
    Yes, thanks for clarifying. I should have stated specifically that I meant 100% mineral spirits.
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    also, wd-40 is a penetrant and will break down grease compounds and rubber/plastics, so it's probably far worse to use than mineral spirits. i used some once and it does some nasty stuff to anything that isn't all metal.

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