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Originally Posted by RustyJames View Post
You and I are kindred spirits (not punning on the mineral spirits) in our processes since I would have made exactly the same recommendations. I too am a huge fan of WD-40 as a cleaner.

The only other chemical I would add is acetone to clean the braking surface on a rim.
The problem with WD-40 as a “cleaner” is the 25% mineral oil that is added as a lubricant. The 75% mineral spirits in the mixture works well but only if you want to deal with the oily residue. It’s better to just use mineral spirits. Cheaper too.

If you need aerosol (which you really don’t), Finish Line Speed Degreaser contains all the good stuff without the added oil.
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