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Old 06-04-03, 03:36 PM
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Could I use Pledge for chain lube?Would it hurt.
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Old 06-04-03, 07:03 PM
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Pledge is also ok for squeaky pedals
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Old 06-05-03, 09:36 AM
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i think some people would rather have their bikes for looks instead of riding them

shiny bike=bling factor
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Pledge for bike chain

Originally Posted by chip View Post
How would pledge work for chain lube...If pledge is all wax it shouldn't hurt has a chain lube or what?
I use canning wax on my bike chains very easy to apply throw it in a crock pot forget about it for a while throw it back on.. chain sits in a basket elevated from the bottom of the crock pot cuz that's where all the heavy dirt and grime settle
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Old 05-17-22, 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by khuon View Post
I'm kinda fond of the vanilla myself.
For roadies, the cashmere woods really makes it MTB like. Turns that 25 tire setup into a fat tire with a simple spray of some surface cleaner!
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Old 05-17-22, 05:43 AM
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I've used all sorts of waxes and polishes over the decades and keep coming back to Lemon Fresh Pledge.
Using it on my matte black Aethos. It gives it a nice luster and that lemon fresh smell.
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Old 05-17-22, 07:55 AM
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I prefer a ceramic coating myself.
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Originally Posted by PatrickHale View Post
I use canning wax on my bike chains very easy to apply throw it in a crock pot forget about it for a while throw it back on.. chain sits in a basket elevated from the bottom of the crock pot cuz that's where all the heavy dirt and grime settle
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Old 05-17-22, 09:27 AM
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I have not waxed any of my bikes for at least 20 years. They are lucky to get hosed off.
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Old 05-17-22, 10:13 AM
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When I do a restoration I strip the frame of all hardware them wipe down with a rag soaked in paint thinner. This will remove most of the dirt and grease / oil. Then I rub out the paint with either white polishing compound or rubbing compound. This removes pretty much anything on the paint like tar or latex paint splatter. It also deep cleans the paint of ground in dirt. This is made obvious by looking at the rag after rubbing it on the clean looking paint. After this step the paint will be free of any marks that are not scratches.
Next , I treat any rusty spots with Naval jelly, scraping any crusty spots to bare metal with an exacto knife before application .
At this point I dig out my old mostly empty paint cans and attempt to mix colors till I obtain a pretty good match for the frame color.
After all this I will wipe down the paint with a clean rag soaked in Acetone to remove any residue then either spray with Rustoleum Automotive clear or wax with Turtle wax cream wax ( or any other automotive wax you like).

That is the whole nine yards approach.
When I just want to do a quick clean and polish a wipe down with thinner followed with lemon pledge sprayed on a clean cloth them wiped on to the painted surfaces does wonders.

When I do a deep clean on a derailleur, after scrubbing it to remove all the external grease I often spray it with pledge then wipe down to help prevent the steel parts from rusting. It may not help much but it doesn't hurt and it is quick and easy.
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Old 05-17-22, 01:14 PM
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A lot of gyms kept a can of Pledge and a small towel with each spin bike. When you were done sweating all over it, give it a quick spray and wipedown. Those bikes stayed nice for a long time.

I buy the cheap lemon stuff at Dollar Tree to wipe down used bikes that will be resold. Does a nice job when used with a quality microfiber towel.
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Originally Posted by kingsting View Post
A lot of gyms kept a can of Pledge and a small towel with each spin bike. When you were done sweating all over it, give it a quick spray and wipedown. Those bikes stayed nice for a long time.

I buy the cheap lemon stuff at Dollar Tree to wipe down used bikes that will be resold. Does a nice job when used with a quality microfiber towel.
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