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Old 10-23-2012, 12:21 PM   #16
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The rollers and side plates are still coming in contact with the sprocket and need some kind of protection from wear which chainlube provides better than teflon or wd40.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:35 PM   #17
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hydrochloric acid based wheel cleaner.... its what the detail shop I use to work at used. Spray the whole rim, let it sit for about 30 seconds and spray it off.... It will get 20 year old stains off, really is amazing. Don't get it on ANY plastic and DON'T breath it in, nasty stuff.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:42 PM   #18
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p.s. STOP using chain lube. There is NO valid reason to spray "Chain lube on a modern O-Ring/ X-Ring chain. NONE.

Spray a bit of Teflon lube every 400 miles or so to help with the chain to sprocket contact...

All the "won't fly off" chain lubes trap dirt and destroy the the O-rings, cutting chain life in half (or worse)
WOW I guess my current chain that is sitting at 25K miles on it (and the two prior that each got 20K+) that I use Chain Wax on after every ride would have lasted 50K??? Actually the chain is still fine, just need new sprockets..
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:22 AM   #19
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I like Krud Kutter or simple green used full strength, an automotive wheel brush works the charm. (think big bottle brush)
I like the acidic wheel cleaners too. Maguires brakedust cleaner is the bomb. pre wet the rim, scrub and rinse promptly. It will etch alum if left to dry.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:33 PM   #20
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IF the wheel has good quality paint or a good quality coating, a rag dampened with acetone works wonders and will not harm a well applied finish.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:19 PM   #21
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Coleman fuel (naphtha) works well and won't attack paint or aluminum.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:41 PM   #22
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Naptha sounds... poisonous. I don't aim to drink it, but ... I take it I should wear rubber gloves when using it?

I'm all for a really fast way to clean the aluminum rims, but I also don't want too harsh a chemical that is going to harm the rubber of the tires, nor the tube if it seeps through the spoke holes.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:48 PM   #23
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Don't tell the pot growers that Coleman fuel is Naphta, they may like to use it for something. Not that they don't know yet and complain about the price.

Yes to the Naphta, you can also buy that at autobody supply shops, used as a surface prep to remove greases,waxes & sillycones. Rustoleum makes some and to my nose, sure smells like the old Naphta we used so much of back then when we could still buy it by its proper name.

Not buy it rebadged as Coleman Fuel or surface prep for what I think is too much money. But a little goes a long way and sure safe on just about any surfaces.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:06 PM   #24
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Wow.

So what is the product name of the Rustoleum product? Or is it still called Naptha?


Not sure I understand which is the cheaper way to buy it.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:29 PM   #25
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Wow.

So what is the product name of the Rustoleum product? Or is it still called Naptha?


Not sure I understand which is the cheaper way to buy it.
Coleman fuel I guess. I have been using some old one nowadays, probably not good for the lamps anymore.

Rusto is called...."Wax & Tar remover" . Don't know how cheap that is at almost $10.00/32 fl.oz but went a long way. Can has now been refilled with old Colemen gas, haven't noticed a difference in smell or properties.

Any Kiwis here?....look up Prepsol.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:07 AM   #26
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I vote wd40 on a rag too, and will never use S100 again. It attacks aluminum parts like swing arms and such. Dulls powdercoats too.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:24 PM   #27
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WD 40. It's amazing how quickly it cuts through crusty old chain grunge- try it with a stiff brush on that crap on the engine case behind your front sprocket.

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Old 10-25-2012, 08:07 PM   #28
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:09 AM   #29
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I always use WD-40 on my aluminum rims to clean the front or rear , it's just so easy.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:18 AM   #30
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WD-40 is mostly mineral spirits, which is what does the cleaning. Mineral spirits are available as generic paint thinner in the paint aisle of any hardware store at a fraction of the cost of WD-40.
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