Cleaning Super Gunky Chain Lube

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  1. Repooh

    Repooh Rarely Satisfied

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    Clever people, lubed my chain over zealously with some shitty super thick and sticky lube whilst on tour. Wheel covered as is chain need to remove as crap travelling 20 miles to stick

    Need to clean wheel, chain and every other bit past chain

    Recommendations please, chain cleaner, brake cleaner, petrol????
     
  2. freck

    freck Elite Member

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    I use paraffin to clean my chain and the odd bits of lube that have flung off. Works a treat and doesn’t dry out the O rings in the chain. :)
    Brake cleaner is good too, but don’t use it on the chain.
     
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  3. Johnjo

    Johnjo Senior Member

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    I buy that cheap chain cleaner from Aldi or Lidl when they have it. Great stuff when used in conjunction with the wife's toothbrush. ;)
     
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  4. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Unheard of Member

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    Toothbrush and diesel is what I use
     
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  5. MadMrB

    MadMrB Elite Member

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    I use GT85 or WD40 sprayed on a cloth to clean wheels etc, Wurth brake and chain cleaner and a brush to clean the chain. I also like Wurth dry chain lube, virtually no fly off, and little build up of gunk.
     
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  6. Judd Dredd

    Judd Dredd Giver of Drugs, Vaccines and Hard Truths

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    Buy a new motorcycle?
     
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  7. freck

    freck Elite Member

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    I use the Wurth chain wax and it’s similar to their dry lube in that there‘s virtually no fling.
    I’ve tried loads over the years (including gear oil that a lot recommend) but have found the Wurth products about the best/easiest to use.
    I am quite fastidious about keeping chains looked after and tend to clean them regularly, so don’t get a big build up of muck and old chain lube.
     
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  8. stevethegoolie

    stevethegoolie Elite Member

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    Mr. Sheen or another similar furniture polish.
    SWMBO got some grease on her hands yesterday while we were re-organising the garage - don't ask! Had some Morrisons own furniture polish to hand and one squirt (not me - obviously) of the stuff and a quick wipe with a bit of cloth made it disappear as if by magic. "F***ing hell" she said (a quaint turn of phrase I think you will agree), "what the hell does it do to the furniture if it can do that?":eek: I have often wondered that myself!
    An ex-boss of mine got greased up to heaven once when working on his wagon and had nothing with him to get cleaned up with. I gave him a tin of Mr Sheen that I had in my cab for general cleaning purposes (new Mercedes Actross 500hp - had to keep it smart!) and a half mucky cloth with which he quickly cleaned himself up. He was impressed. I later told him to 'stick' his job:mad:, even though driving the Merc was a pleasant way to earn a living.
     
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  9. freck

    freck Elite Member

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    I’ve just noticed the price on the bottle of paraffin I’ve been using, and it was £5.99 for 5 litres.
    It must be 9 months since I bought it and I’ve probably got enough for another 3 or 4 chain cleans, so it’s pretty cheap stuff to use. :grinning: Used to be even cheaper when the local garage had it ‘on draught’, about 30p a litre IIRC.
     
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  10. brown mouse

    brown mouse Elite Member

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    I thought there must be a reason why IPA was created ;)
     
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