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ARGH! The Grease!

Old 03-12-2017, 08:41 PM
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ARGH! The Grease!

What do you use to clean the grease that accumulates on the rear wheel, chain guard, kick stand, etc? I've tried a couple kinds of degreaser and they barely touch it. I'm tired of it. There has to be another (better) way.
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Old 03-12-2017, 10:20 PM
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I use simple green or superclean. The issue with superclean is that it will cause damage if you forget it on there. Simple green and a brush will get it off.
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Good old fashioned kerosene and an old toothbrush work for me.

After that polish the rim to put a coating of polish on it that makes it easier to clean off the next time.

With the other parts use kerosene and a brush , wipe off with a rag and spray with wd40 etc .

consistency is the key here, let it build up and it becomes a major chore, do it regularly and it's a snack !

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WD40 here and a toothbrush if it's thick. Usually a well soaked WD rag will get it.
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Old 03-13-2017, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by kenmoore View Post
consistency is the key here, let it build up and it becomes a major chore, do it regularly and it's a snack !
Yup. My first hawk was well maintained and I didn't have this issue. This one I just picked up... It needs some TLC.

Thanks all for the suggestions. I *have* WD, so I guess I have a date w/a toothbrush tonight. If that doesn't work, I'll step up to some other options.
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Originally Posted by Wolverine View Post
WD40 here and a toothbrush if it's thick. Usually a well soaked WD rag will get it.
Thats me as well, then wash the bike to remove the Wd 40
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Thanks guys. WD did the trick.
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WD is short for "water displacement"

Just a fun fact.
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Old 03-25-2017, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by smokinjoe73 View Post
WD is short for "water displacement"

Just a fun fact.
That explains why my dad useta say "GD!" all the time... He HATES grease.
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water displacement 40th recipe!
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WD40 is machine oil, kerosene and perfume...

Skip its cost and just put kerosene in a spray bottle. For thick muck use a plastic scraper judiciously. Simple Green can burn paint too.

Waxing after is a good answer but WD40 and kerosene do not need to be washed off, in fact they impart some non-stick.
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You sure there's no fish oil in it?
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Originally Posted by Wolverine View Post
You sure there's no fish oil in it?
No, or according to one group with a gas chromatography (GC) and mass spectroscopy (MS)
this group says otherwise.
https://www.wired.com/2009/04/st-whatsinside-6/

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Originally Posted by E.Marquez View Post
No, or according to one group with a gas chromatography (GC) and mass spectroscopy (MS)
this group says otherwise.
https://www.wired.com/2009/04/st-whatsinside-6/
That was sarcasm...
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Originally Posted by Wolverine View Post
That was sarcasm...
The sarcasm Font tag must be broken...
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