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leews



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PostSubject: Grease stain removal   Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:43 am

I need some tips on how to remove stubborn grease stain on bike frame. I tried many detergents like car wash, dish wash, hand soap etc but none is working. Apparently VIF is effective but I afraid this will leave scratch marks on the paint. Any advice? Will WD-40 or GT-85 help (although the smell is unpleasant)? Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Grease stain removal   Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:44 pm

try muff-off or degrease..

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PostSubject: Re: Grease stain removal   Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:55 pm

I don't recommend using WD-40, as it is very strong and may damage plastic parts.
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PostSubject: Re: Grease stain removal   Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:28 pm

wah even all those car washes cannot wash off the grease ah. you sure its grease and not something else?

Last time i used some alcohol to remove stains, but found that it eats away the clear coat. degreaser will also tend to eat away the clear coat. Now if there are stains, i use car wax to clean it. you can wax your bike at the same time too! the wax layer makes it easy for you to clean away dirt/grease in the future.
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PostSubject: Re: Grease stain removal   Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:32 pm

Wax should work for most cases. If cannot, try zippo fluid.
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PostSubject: Re: Grease stain removal   Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:02 pm

Prodik wrote:
try zippo fluid.
then set it on fire and let it burn?? haha.. just kidding

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PostSubject: Re: Grease stain removal   Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:18 pm

ztcc78 wrote:
Prodik wrote:
try zippo fluid.
then set it on fire and let it burn?? haha.. just kidding

The in-thing is carbon frame... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Grease stain removal   Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:42 pm

Wahahaha...lucky you say if not i nearly set fire.

I tried car wax before but didn't help. The stain is a little sticky and stubborn. It just spreads wider if I rub it.

I shall give a try using zippo or degreaser. Thanks for the suggestions! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Grease stain removal   Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:42 pm

leews wrote:
Wahahaha...lucky you say if not i nearly set fire.
I tried car wax before but didn't help. The stain is a little sticky and stubborn. It just spreads wider if I rub it.
I shall give a try using zippo or degreaser. Thanks for the suggestions! Very Happy
haha.. if u set fire u know who to look for..
try using a scotch tape paste slightly on the stain and remove the tape
repeat a few times and it shld be gone..

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PostSubject: Re: Grease stain removal   Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:26 am

leews: One question - your frame is what kind of paintwork? Matt or gloss type?
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PostSubject: Re: Grease stain removal   Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:10 am

It's Dahon, glossy paintwork.
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PostSubject: Re: Grease stain removal   Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:37 pm

Bitumen from new paved road ?
Dry Car Wax polish, turpentine & Autosol should do the job.
Would not damage your existing paint works.

Just mine 2 cents.

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PostSubject: Re: Grease stain removal   Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:28 pm

u might want to try this.. i use it to clean road tar deposits on the car..
AmorAll Bug & Tar Gel
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PostSubject: Re: Grease stain removal   Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:23 pm

I use Black Magic car wax, makes you bike shiny!
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PostSubject: Re: Grease stain removal   Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:11 pm

teobt and grayman, I agree with you that using automobile products on our precious bikes is always safer.

Steve, I'm currently using Turtle Wax. Although it is easy to apply but the coating seems a little thin and doesn't seem to last.

I'm also interested to hear what kind of wax others are using.
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