Cleaning product

Discussion in 'Cycling Archive' started by soup, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. soup

    soup Guest

    Just used slightly (very) soapy water before, but watching a few
    youtube videos; to clean the bike they get it wet then spray on
    something, like Muc-off, then leave to work two mins then rinse off.
    Do I need to use something, like Muc-off, or is there another type of
    detergent that I can use. With due regard to safety of paint,seals,
    brake rotors etc.

    I am paranoid of getting anything on the brake rotors so would
    probably take the wheels off first but thought I would include them.
     
    soup, Nov 5, 2015
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    Tosspot Guest

    SDOC-100 Motorcycle Gel. The Dogs Wobblers. Hose. Spray. Hose. Job
    done.
     
    Tosspot, Nov 5, 2015
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    Jolly polly Guest

    SDoc100 Motorcycle Gel Cleaner, best applied to a dry bike, as per
    manufactures video
     
    Jolly polly, Nov 5, 2015
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  4. soup

    Tosspot Guest

    Oooh, never knew that. Been using it for decades (in various guises)
    with the wet-spray-rinse procedure. If I get one more clean in before
    winter I'll try a dry application.
     
    Tosspot, Nov 6, 2015
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  5. "Tosspot" wrote in message

    Swarfega is the same, apply to dry hands, work in well before getting the
    water running
     
    Geoff Pearson, Nov 7, 2015
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  6. It's the bonds; one set bind to oils (so extracting it from your skin ect,
    the other bonds to water, so allowing you to wash it off afterwards.
     
    Kerr Mudd-John, Nov 8, 2015
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    Mike Causer Guest

    The name's Bond, Chemical Bond.


    Mike <gdrw>
     
    Mike Causer, Nov 8, 2015
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    Scion Guest

    soup put finger to keyboard:
    Brake & Clutch Cleaner is inexpensive and a can lasts for ages. I'd have
    thought that having it on the shelf is a no-brainer.

    You'd want to keep anything oily/greasy away from the pad faces though.
     
    Scion, Nov 9, 2015
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  9. soup

    Tosspot Guest

    The Muc-Off type stuff rinses off ok. I use a soft nylon dustpan type
    brush, work it into all the nooks and crannies, then rinse. With the
    bike on a stand, and a good start, less than 5 minutes to a shiny steed.
     
    Tosspot, Nov 10, 2015
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