September 18, 2013 at 1:21 pm #182441
ok so ive just been grilled by Griffo for not washing my bike well enough as there was some surface rust at the base of my fork legs & has caused small pits.
any how what stuff do you guys use to get that new bike look?September 18, 2013 at 1:21 pm #158483September 18, 2013 at 1:26 pm #182443
kimberley riderParticipant35 ptsOffline
check under the rubber stopper on your shock ,it rusts there aswell.
ct 18 in a garden sprayer leave on for 5 minutes then pressure washSeptember 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm #182444
My bro swears by some citrussy sh!t that everyone goes on about. Its ok. Fair enough, it does actually shift dirt, glue, grease etc very well (I tried it last week). but it leaves a slightly oily residue on everything that I cannot abide. Very good as a hand cleaner though with just a rub together and then wipe with a rag.
So I just bought some Maxima Bio Wash from the bike shop near me. It shifts dirt just the same I found but leaves no oily residue at all, not flammable (the citrus stuff is) AND it smells like an exotic cordial, instead of a long-since-abandoned juice bar with a fuel leak somewhere. The spray mechanism on the bottle is a bit shite though.
I like it.
That and a jumbo bag of cheap microfibre cloths from Supacheap Autos – job done.
(that's AFTER 15mins and 7 bucks at the wash bay on Warwick Road straight after the ride)September 18, 2013 at 1:45 pm #182446
Do you mean Orange Power Pete? That stuff is good for a non-caustic remover for oil, grease, sticker residue, chain oil spatter and cleaning plastics.
i clean my airbox, wheels, and anywhere a sticker has been with that stuff. $15 for a 700ml spray bottle of it in the Bunnings cleaning aisle.
I wash the bike with CT18 or CT20 truck wash, the CT20 is sposed to be a bit of a wax, doesn't work as well on the bike as it does on the car.
For the plastics i have some "Vu-Plex" but it doesn't seem to perform that well, XooM swears by "Plexus" and considering his bike looks like new for every ride i think it does a damn site better job! The idea being it draws dirt out, somewhat like upholstery cleaner, then leaves a new layer of plastic/silicon behind, filling in small scratches etc.September 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm #182448
as above and crc ya whole bike. fork tubes shock don't do ya disc rotorsSeptember 18, 2013 at 1:52 pm #182449
I think this stuff is called Citric-something. We just call it wonder-juice.
He gets it from Coventrys but it sounds like its a similar thing.September 18, 2013 at 2:08 pm #182452
koala wash from supercheap. green liquid in 4lt bott fir $11-$12
same as ct18 but cheaper an ozzie made.
also crc my bike but i do brake rotors too. burns off in the few kms of a ride.
another way to make it look pretty is use the armour all wipes after ya washed it. silicone spray also works.September 18, 2013 at 2:17 pm #182453
cheers guys, i will grab some CT-18 type stuff
it strange coz i do CRC the crap out of my bikes.. But it did sit for over a year not to long ago.. could have been when the rust attackedSeptember 18, 2013 at 4:32 pm #182458
I use that Koala superwash same as Sam. I got a 20L drum on special for $30 nearly 2 years ago and still got heaps left. Dilute it at about 1 part superwash to about 8 parts water. Put it in one of those 7L pressurised weed killer spray bottles with the hose & wand attached. Spray bike down and pressure clean off. Works mint. And then spray everything with inox.September 18, 2013 at 8:06 pm #182475
kimberley riderParticipant35 ptsOffline
Replies: 387September 18, 2013 at 8:47 pm #182476
And a scrubbing brush!
Followed by half a can of crcOctober 31, 2016 at 7:25 pm #266916
Replies: 775November 2, 2016 at 9:24 pm #266917
Yep same here, CT18, spray bottle, douse in wd40January 14, 2017 at 4:59 am #267385
Replies: 26August 23, 2017 at 7:33 am #267791
mixture of ct18 & ct14 in spray bottle with about 20 parts water …
txt125, 200exc, 250exc, rm250, xr70 ....and possibly soon a drz
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