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
    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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    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
  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
  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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    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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