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Old 12-09-08, 10:44 PM
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Removing Paint

Hey just wondering if theres any like household item I can soak my chain in to remove the paint I painted it with?
Don't respond with paint remover, just wondering if theres anything else
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Old 12-09-08, 10:46 PM
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...you should not have painted your chain in the first place.

but you should use paint remover.
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Old 12-09-08, 10:54 PM
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If it's spray paint, Easy Off oven cleaner will usually soften the paint enough
where it can be removed with a wire brush or a stiff plastic brush... Let it soak
in for a good 5 minutes first.
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Old 12-09-08, 11:09 PM
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Buy a new chain.
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soak in urine and lick clean...
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Brake fluid.

Failing that, jenkem.
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Is there anything that you can really soak your chain in that won't eventually lead to the demise of your chain?

Why not just buy a new chain?
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Why did you paint your chain!?
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KMC Z-chain $5.

or heat + wire brush?



As a joke I was going to say microwave it, but realized that this is the internet and someone may stumble upon this and end up doing something dumb.
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Originally Posted by iamagiant View Post
Is there anything that you can really soak your chain in that won't eventually lead to the demise of your chain?

Why not just buy a new chain?
he'll destroy the chain cleaning it
if the sweet fixie paint job hasnt already.

why did he paint the chain? he's not very bright apparently.
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Drano, or any other base for that matter.
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Originally Posted by 1fluffhead View Post
Buy a new chain.
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Old 12-10-08, 10:47 PM
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****. this thread has NOTHING to do with fixed gear/single speed bikes
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****. this thread has NOTHING to do with fixed gear/single speed bikes
his tarckness of painting a chain has to do with fixed gears i would say.
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Originally Posted by bbllaakke View Post
his tarckness of painting a chain has to do with fixed gears i would say.
he is using tarck to mask the real problem, aidz
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Damn straight.
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Don't tell this fool to use environmentally unsafe chemicals. No telling what will happen then.
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[/QUOTE]As a joke I was going to say microwave it, but realized that this is the internet and someone may stumble upon this and end up doing something dumb.[/QUOTE]

So, is urinating on it and licking it clean as suggested earlier a good idea or bad idea?
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Old 12-11-08, 12:56 PM
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Throttle Body Cleaner...seriously.
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Gasoline, or just buy a new chain
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With the likely expense of time/effort/material to clean the chain, it would be cheaper to buy a new one.

dumbass.
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