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Schofie
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White Spirit

Postby Schofie » Sun Mar 10, 2013 17:15 pm

Alright dudes.

So I have a couple of things that need a deep clean, firstly an ultegra groupset that I bought on a bike from a friend and secondly a set of wheels. My question is where I can use white spirit. I know that it can be used to deep clean chains but my assumption is that I can use it on most parts exept bearings. So I plan on using it to clean the rims of the wheels and most cosmetic parts of the group. Any advice either way?

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RDB66
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Re: White Spirit

Postby RDB66 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 19:03 pm

Methelated Spirits/WD40/GUNK Engine cleaner is what i would use, just make sure you give them a very good wash after. All the above will work okay.

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Monty Dog
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Re: White Spirit

Postby Monty Dog » Sun Mar 10, 2013 19:42 pm

White spirit is fine for metal, just keep it clear of any rubbers or elastomers like tyres and bearing seals.
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philvantwo
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Re: White Spirit

Postby philvantwo » Sun Mar 10, 2013 21:17 pm

Forget white spirit, it leaves behind residue and takes ages to evaporate , gunk do an orange citrus degreaser, its good stuff and washes off with hot water.

Schofie
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Re: White Spirit

Postby Schofie » Mon Mar 11, 2013 21:44 pm

Cheers guys
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