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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  2. soup

    Tosspot Guest

    On 05/11/15 14:31, soup wrote:
    > 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.


    SDOC-100 Motorcycle Gel. The Dogs Wobblers. Hose. Spray. Hose. Job
    done.
     
    Tosspot, Nov 5, 2015
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  3. soup

    Jolly polly Guest

    "Tosspot" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On 05/11/15 14:31, soup wrote:
    >> 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.

    >
    > SDOC-100 Motorcycle Gel. The Dogs Wobblers. Hose. Spray. Hose. Job
    > done.


    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

    On 05/11/15 21:36, Jolly polly wrote:
    >
    > "Tosspot" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On 05/11/15 14:31, soup wrote:
    >>> 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.

    >>
    >> SDOC-100 Motorcycle Gel. The Dogs Wobblers. Hose. Spray. Hose. Job
    >> done.

    >
    > SDoc100 Motorcycle Gel Cleaner, best applied to a dry bike, as per
    > manufactures video


    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
    news:p...

    On 05/11/15 21:36, Jolly polly wrote:
    >
    > "Tosspot" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On 05/11/15 14:31, soup wrote:
    >>> 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.

    >>
    >> SDOC-100 Motorcycle Gel. The Dogs Wobblers. Hose. Spray. Hose. Job
    >> done.

    >
    > SDoc100 Motorcycle Gel Cleaner, best applied to a dry bike, as per
    > manufactures video


    >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.


    Swarfega is the same, apply to dry hands, work in well before getting the
    water running
     
    Geoff Pearson, Nov 7, 2015
    #5
  6. On Sat, 07 Nov 2015 16:31:25 -0000, Geoff Pearson
    <> wrote:

    > "Tosspot" wrote in message
    > news:p...
    >
    > On 05/11/15 21:36, Jolly polly wrote:
    >>
    >> "Tosspot" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> On 05/11/15 14:31, soup wrote:
    >>>> 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.
    >>>
    >>> SDOC-100 Motorcycle Gel. The Dogs Wobblers. Hose. Spray. Hose. Job
    >>> done.

    >>
    >> SDoc100 Motorcycle Gel Cleaner, best applied to a dry bike, as per
    >> manufactures video

    >
    >> 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.

    >
    > Swarfega is the same, apply to dry hands, work in well before getting
    > the water running


    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.


    --
    Bah, and indeed, Humbug
     
    Kerr Mudd-John, Nov 8, 2015
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  7. soup

    Mike Causer Guest

    On Sun, 08 Nov 2015 10:34:20 -0000
    "Kerr Mudd-John" <admin@127.0.0.1> wrote:

    > 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.


    The name's Bond, Chemical Bond.


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

    soup put finger to keyboard:

    > 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.


    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

    On 09/11/15 17:55, Scion wrote:
    > soup put finger to keyboard:
    >
    >> 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.

    >
    > 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.


    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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