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Cleaning my bike

Old 06-22-15, 01:53 PM
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Cleaning my bike

I have a Mercier Kilo TT (#KiloTT).

How do I clean it? Any valuable links? threads?
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Old 06-22-15, 01:54 PM
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Watch this.

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This is what I use and it's been brilliant so far. The fastest way to do a really thorough job with minimal effort.

Simple Green Bike Cleaner & Degreaser - Aerosol
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I also use Pledge as a finisher, leaves the bike nice and smooth with a light wax cover.
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Old 06-22-15, 05:07 PM
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Thank you!
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i clean only my drivetrain weekly !
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Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
I also use Pledge as a finisher, leaves the bike nice and smooth with a light wax cover.
I just read this in the mechanics forum a couple days ago. Thought it was interesting.

Originally Posted by Grand Bois View Post
Pledge contains no wax and offers none of the protection from the elements that wax does.
Originally Posted by Kopsis View Post
Most automotive "waxes" don't contain any wax either Any automotive product that does contain a significant amount of carnuba wax takes a considerable amount of work to apply properly.

But it's true that the dimethicone (silicone oil) in Pledge is quickly removed by exposure to the elements. The polymers in most automotive products provide a considerably more durable coating.
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
This is what I use and it's been brilliant so far. The fastest way to do a really thorough job with minimal effort.

Simple Green Bike Cleaner & Degreaser - Aerosol
That looks like pretty much the same stuff that hardware stores sell to clean out Air conditioner coils. Just spray on and it basically liquefies any dirt and crap that is built up.

AC-Safe Air Conditioner Coil Foaming Cleaner-AC-920 - The Home Depot
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
I just read this in the mechanics forum a couple days ago. Thought it was interesting.
fair enough. but it still leave my bike shiny and smooth.
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Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
fair enough. but it still leave my bike shiny and smooth.
Definitely. I kow a lot of guys who use it on their motorcycle fairings. Slippery = fast.
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