Chain cleaning

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  1. Madmackie

    Madmackie New Member

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    Can anyone advise the what is the best to clean and degrease the chain and sprockets before I re grease was thinking petrol or brake and clutch cleaner or am I mad thx
     
  2. wurzel

    wurzel Active Member

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    Paraffin. Easy and cheap
     
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  3. Remal

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    As above 100%. used it on all my bikes and now my current bike . Never been a issue
     
  4. Rids666

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    I used paraffin on my bike. When I picked it up the chain was a real mess but I got it from this....
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    Bought the paraffin from homebase. Poured some into an old coffee jar and then clean it using an old toothbrush.
    Really was a doddle to do.
     
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  5. bonjo

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    I tried the sprays. they are ok as a "lick and a promise" method but pricey and doesn't get your chain cleaned like in the picture frpm ridds.
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    paraffin, white spirit. I use kerosene, guess diesel would be similar, both cheaper than paraffin but you need to be careful not to get it on tyres, footpeg, brake disc and gear selector although a food foam wash with muc off will clear it
     
  6. Madmackie

    Madmackie New Member

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    thx all used a brush cleaner as I had it in the garage came up a treat
     
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  7. Great Guy

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    Paraffin from B&Q.
     
  8. Great Guy

    Great Guy Well-Known Member

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    Take the sprocket off and clean with emery paper, or buy a gold one; looks a lot better
     
  9. Rids666

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    Job for the winter ;) just goes to show though what can be achieved with paraffin, a toothbrush and half an hours elbow grease
     
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  10. Sean M

    Sean M New Member

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    Got any pics of your before and after ?
     
  11. rewy..rr

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    Got to agree with the tooth brush and paraffin, just cleaned mine using paraffin looks good and cheaper than a lot of chain cleaners.
     
  12. Billalrebhan

    Billalrebhan New Member

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    Always use wurth brake and chain cleaner and a cloth, then wurth high performance chain wax, both great products been using them both for over 10 years and never had a problem
     

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