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Old 07-27-21, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by VegasTriker View Post
The answer is no, a dilute vinegar solution will not hurt your bike frame. Remember you can drink the stuff right out of the bottle and not even get a stomach ache. It is an acid but a very weak one. It also evaporates easily so there will be nothing left once the smell is gone. And yes, I am a chemist. This holds true for the 3% variety you buy in the grocery store. Just don't try drinking the 30% concentrated acetic acid found in a lab.
Iíve never seen 30% acetic acid in a lab. We always have glacial (100%) and just dilute to the concentration needed. My point above, however, still holds. Vinegar wonít hurt the frame but itís not going to do much good at cleaning either.
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