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GT 85

Postby brinko1 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 20:16 pm

Can anyone tell me if GT 85 is a chain lubricant or what exactly would you use it for on your bike.

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Re: GT 85

Postby nicklouse » Tue Jan 29, 2013 20:30 pm

not really and nothing much.

not bad for putting on a cloth for wiping stuff down with.
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Re: GT 85

Postby blakeya » Tue Jan 29, 2013 20:45 pm

Its great for removing limescale staining from glass shower screens!
Not very good at lubricating a chain, however it will work as a rust preventative.

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Re: GT 85

Postby Uli » Wed Jan 30, 2013 08:22 am

Good for cleaning same as WD40- especially crud catchers as it seems less mud sticks to them afterwards. IMO it is marketed as bike product so it costs 3x WD40 (ok it smells nicer too). The main difference seems to be that it contains teflon. I don't use it much- still have can which was Halfords "good will gesture" last April.

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Re: GT 85

Postby MajorMantra » Wed Jan 30, 2013 08:38 am

+1 for cleaning. Good for freeing up gummy shifters, cleaning grease off hub parts (before applying new grease!), generally removing muck from things etc.

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Re: GT 85

Postby Lagrange » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:17 am

Good for cleaning your hands with aget messing around.

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Re: GT 85

Postby gunga73 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:55 am

Good for displacing water, off your chain after washing before lube

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Re: GT 85

Postby mrmonkfinger » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:20 am

Good for keeping water off things, like bolt heads.

Not a lubricant. No good on chains or bearings.

I use it after cleaning, to spray on bolts/clamps/exposed metal bits. Chains & bearings & forks get their own proper lubricant.

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Re: GT 85

Postby supersonic » Wed Jan 30, 2013 13:33 pm

It has light lubricating properties, hence the addition of PTFE. But too light for many things.

Good for blasting crap out of outer cables.

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Re: GT 85

Postby Deputy Dawg » Thu Jan 31, 2013 00:43 am

I spray some on a cloth & wipe the frame down. It might be the placebo effect but it seems easier to get the mud off after a ride.
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Re: GT 85

Postby nferrar » Thu Jan 31, 2013 09:09 am

I use it on the chain after a wet ride to stop it rusting (assuming I can't be arsed to actually clean the bike)

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Re: GT 85

Postby The Rookie » Thu Jan 31, 2013 09:54 am

Indeed, useful for egtting water off after a wet ride (or washing it) prior to lubing correctly.

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Re: GT 85

Postby Quiet corner » Thu Jan 31, 2013 16:02 pm

Agreed with the above, perfect for this

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Re: GT 85

Postby Spacedog » Thu Jan 31, 2013 21:14 pm

Keep it away from your fork and shock seals. GT85 will attack the rubber.

TF2 leaves a thicker coating and is better for spraying on pedals, mech etc....

It's great for getting tar of car paintwork.

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Re: GT 85

Postby bennett_346 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 13:05 pm

Actually GT85 is harmless on rubber, it is WD40 that will swell seals.

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Re: GT 85

Postby mulley » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:46 am

I also use it to disperse water From my chain after cleaning and then allow to dry before putting proper chain oil on.
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Re: GT 85

Postby Burnside81 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 21:34 pm

mulley wrote:I also use it to disperse water From my chain after cleaning and then allow to dry before putting proper chain oil on.


This is what I use it for as well.


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