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Post  mikeyzf600 on Mon Jun 17 2013, 22:47

I was removing one of the pesky fairing fixings on the underside of the 'cat today and finally managed to get it out - Hurrah!!
However, while my head was under the bike, I noticed clumps of chain splatter underneath which had been flung from the chain, and I know that there's some behind the front sprocket cover too. 

So I was wondering, what do people use to clean it off? I'm thinking scraping it off with a credit card or something similar and then getting a degreaser to sit and dwell on it and then clean it off? Any suggestions?

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Re: Chain Splatter

Post  Wooster on Mon Jun 17 2013, 23:13

No idea tbh, I'd maybe use petrol on a rag (and avoid smoking at the time).tongue
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Post  mikeyzf600 on Mon Jun 17 2013, 23:16

I try to avoid smoking all the time Laughing Would petrol be OK on the paint?

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Post  Wooster on Mon Jun 17 2013, 23:34

That's a good plan. Smile  (I'll stop again......eventually Cool)

Petrol shouldn't affect the paint much if it's wiped down (or everyone's petrol tanks would be stripped bare due to spillage Smile)

I'll have a dig around tomorrow.
I used to use a citrus based solvent that worked an absolute treat on oil and grease to printer ink, but ran out of it and only found one supplier in the UK that stocked the stuff, Problem was they had a minimum order of 24 cans.
It was the best (and least carcinogenic) degreaser I've ever used.
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Re: Chain Splatter

Post  mikeyzf600 on Mon Jun 17 2013, 23:38

That's what they all say! Laughing

Yeh that's true. I guess if it's cleaned properly afterwards then it shouldn't be a problem! 

OK, thanks! Would be interesting to see what it is. 

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Re: Chain Splatter

Post  weasley on Tue Jun 18 2013, 07:19

Get the bulk off physically then something like Muc-Off will shift it, or failing that some WD-40.
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Post  Snowcat on Tue Jun 18 2013, 07:35

As Wooster said a rag with petrol on will clear it off instantly. Just be ready with a bucket of soapy water straight after. Alternatively you'll be amazed by the cleaning power of WD 40. It is brilliant for getting any and all goopy, oily deposits off, just liberally soak the affected area for a few minutes then wipe with a cloth.
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Re: Chain Splatter

Post  stretchie_ on Tue Jun 18 2013, 11:07

Scrape it off with anything you can, lollypop stick, credit card type thing, spatula from the kitchen but don't let the missus find out... IT HURTS

Then when you've got the big bits off use baby oil on a rag it's amazing, same for your wheels and swingarm
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Post  Tee-Forty on Sat Jun 22 2013, 19:59

mikeyzf600 wrote:So I was wondering, what do people use to clean it off? ...Any suggestions?
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I've been using Gunk since I started motorcycling way back when...

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Re: Chain Splatter

Post  bobh on Sat Jun 22 2013, 20:26

I made the mistake of buying some cheaper own-brand Gunk-type stuff - useless.  Stick with the genuine article (or Jizer, if it's still available).
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