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post #1 of 12 Old 08-13-2012, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Chain Cleaning?

What do you guys use to clean your chains?

( Commercial solvent, draler product, or ehatever? )

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post #2 of 12 Old 08-13-2012, 03:47 PM
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WD 40 and an old toothbrush.

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WD-40 and a brush thing that goes around the chain (you spray the wd40 into it)...can't remember what its called. Orange plastic?

Kerosene works really well.




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WD-40 and a brush thing that goes around the chain (you spray the wd40 into it)...can't remember what its called. Orange plastic?

Kerosene works really well.
Grunge Brush, from Whitehorse Gear??

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post #5 of 12 Old 08-13-2012, 05:17 PM
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No, those work well, but this is even easier...let me find it:

Man, I can't find it. Basically it has plastic bristles on all four sides...it clamps onto the chain and it has a little inlet tube attaching to wd40/cleaner, etc. You spin the wheel and spray and a few revolutions gets it sparkling. It is about 3" long....

Anyone know what I'm talking about???




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This thing:

http://www.vfrdiscussion.com/forum/i...or-your-chain/




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That's pretty nifty. I use WD-40 and a Grunge Brush, but that little apparatus seems like it would be more efficient.



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Maxima Chain Cleaner is best

Dirt, grease, and grime drip off using Maxima Chain Cleaner. I have also used mineral spirits and a rag with good results. Mineral sprits is great for cleaning air filters too. I have tried WD40 for cleaning the chain becuase so many people recommend it but I think the best by far is Maxima.

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What about this thing? lol
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r4/tirox...chain-cleaner/

seems to be a whole market in this kinda thing.

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Dirt, grease, and grime drip off using Maxima Chain Cleaner. I have also used mineral spirits and a rag with good results. Mineral sprits is great for cleaning air filters too. I have tried WD40 for cleaning the chain becuase so many people recommend it but I think the best by far is Maxima.
I wonder if this can be bought in Canada someplace.

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I went with the cheapest easiest option.




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