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mineral turpentine as chain cleaner

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by escuro, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. ok or not?


  2. just use kero. :roll:
  3. Memo to OP: Not!
  4. Apparently metho dries out the o-rings. Turps would eat the o-rings.

  5. I'm guessing you're a painter :roll:

    O-ring safe degreaser, kero, or buy a can of chain clean
  6. Mineral turpentine as chain cleaner = chain as decoration only....
  7. noted :)
    picked up some kero

  8. Motul chain cleaner works quite nicely :)
  9. WD40 brings it up like new. Have to buy a bulk 4L not the aerosol. Can use it to clean on the spot or leave it soak for a day or so.

    Whatever you use if you use a brush to remove stubborn gunk avoid small diameter stiff bristles as they may push the cleaner past the o rings ( if fitted) and break down the grease inside the chain.
  10. This was top secret, until just now.
    Baby oil will clean it, with less damage to moving parts than Kero, Turps, or other volatile Hydrocarbons.
    It's not easy to do, but it is least damaging to your chain.

    But then, I personally dont clean chains, I buy a new one when it gets shitty looking.