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Baby wipes for cleaning?

Old 02-20-05, 05:52 PM
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Baby wipes for cleaning?

Are baby wipes safe to use for cleaning a titanium frame, carbon fork, aluminum components? They seem like an easy way to do a quick cleaning indoors after a wet ride (like today!). Thanks.
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Old 02-20-05, 05:54 PM
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I've never used them on a bicycle, but baby wipes are great for cleaning grease and dirt off hands. I bring some with me on most of my longer rides in case I need to change a tire or something.
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Old 02-20-05, 10:26 PM
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They're great for getting poop off of human skin, but I think I would skip using them on a bike because they tend to leave a residue (which, for skin, doesn't matter in most cases - but might on metals).
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Old 02-20-05, 10:42 PM
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Well... my titanium does like being moisturized.
Heh, try to get some prep pads that welders use, it's just an alcohol pad and a lot cheaper.
I use a bounty towel with a bit of alcohol on it. Works great, plus it doesn't break apart and the texture's perfect and I can roll it up and floss into the tight areas.
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Old 02-20-05, 11:54 PM
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what about lysol wipes??
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Its funny, about 5 minutes before I saw this topic I was watching "Talk Sex with Sue Johansen" and there was a similar question discussed.... Weird....
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Old 02-21-05, 12:10 AM
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what's wrong with an old t-shirt?

Am I missing something?
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Originally Posted by ed073
what's wrong with an old t-shirt?

Am I missing something?
ROFLOL! I got a greasy old t-shirt right here I just finished cleaning my bike with a few ago! Gotta love windex and the ol' T baby!
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windex has ammonia -- will damage most clear coats...
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Originally Posted by dog hair
windex has ammonia -- will damage most clear coats...
Ahhh...thanks! Any suggestions on a cleaning fluid?
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Originally Posted by powpow
Are baby wipes safe to use for cleaning a titanium frame, carbon fork, aluminum components? They seem like an easy way to do a quick cleaning indoors after a wet ride (like today!). Thanks.

As long as they haven't already been used they should be alright.


Seriously, I might give them a go. Wouldn't think that they would hurt.
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Get some Simple Green wipes if you want the convenience ... I just spray on the SG and wipe off with an old rag.
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i use them after cyclo-cross races when there is no shower facility. i call them ass-wipes, though i do use them to clean off whatever mud and muck i have all over my body.
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I've used baby wipes for several years with no problems, though it was with steel frames. They do a decent job of getting road grit and light grease / oil off frame and components. I always keep a package handy.
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Old 02-21-05, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by jbhowat
Its funny, about 5 minutes before I saw this topic I was watching "Talk Sex with Sue Johansen" and there was a similar question discussed.... Weird....
Wait a minute... a show called "TALK SEX" had a question about using baby wipes to clean a titanium frame??
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Old 02-21-05, 09:13 AM
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Don't know about baby wipes, but the premoistened wipes from Costco (sure Sam's has a similar product) works great. Not the Clorox ones cause they have bleach. The Lysol ones don't seem as "tough" as the Costco ones. The Costco ones have that citrus scent, clean very well, and don't disintegrate like a paper towel. After that, a little wipe with lemon scented Pledge finishes it off.

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Old 02-21-05, 09:19 AM
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I said similar....
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