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Old 12-14-2011, 11:10 AM   #1
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Water based degreaser?

Does anyone know of a good water based degreaser. Use WD 40 a lot to clean engine but it is dulling the black finish and it doesn't totally wash off so it attracts dirt. Wouldn't a water based degreaser wash completely off with soap and water?
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:13 AM   #2
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go buy 2 cans of engine degresser from walmart....supertech

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simple green is pretty bad if used stright up
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http://www.supercleanbrands.com/products

It even cuts the chain wax to clean a chain and a rim. Good stuff
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Are Cleantech and Super clean safe on painted surfaces? WD40 has dulled portions of the engine.
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Super clean is what I use on mine to get chain grease off of the wheels. No damage
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S100 works well too.
I usually cut it 50/50 and it does a good job and is paint safe.
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Simple green smells like jagermeister and makes me puke in my mouth a little every time I get a whiff of it.
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Went out and bought some of that S100 cleaner and that stuff works great. It does a good job of cleaning everything especially in the places you can't reach. It just makes it so much easier. Went and rode some muddy trails, slippery hills, with some log jumping last night on street tires so the bike took a dirt nap a couple times and was caked in mud. The mud was dry so I sprayed it with the hose for a couple seconds and hardly any of it came off. Sprayed the bike over with S100 and when I went back with the hose the dirt just washed away in seconds. It also got about 90% of the chain lube gunk off without any scrubbing. Good stuff!
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and I wasnt there

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there is a Pine Sol degreeser thread on advrider for a reason, plenty of pics, seems to work very well

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=560117
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there is a Pine Sol degreeser thread on advrider for a reason, plenty of pics, seems to work very well

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=560117
Good to know! Never would have thought pinesol.
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Simple green, Spray 9 and super clean work awesome on grease, but are hard as on paint. I'm cheap. I usually use undilluted or slightly watered down dishwashing soap first. It's cheap, cuts grease reasonably well,I always have some on hand, doesn't eat paint and washes off easily with enough water.
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I've seen this before. Looks like it works great. I used to use it for cleaning my sailboat. The boat was in the water so it would get mildew on it if you didn't scrub it down every two weeks. Was a 28 ft boat so it took a while to clean. I started using Pinesol and then a pine oil based soap and they worked perfectly. Barely had to scrub the boat and saved me a bunch of time.
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Just used simple green on the tard after yesterday's escapade on some trails. worked like majic
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Has anyone here done the pinesol thing? Can I just remove the bowls and soak the whole thing
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