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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-08-2006, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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mineral spirits???

my friend has the stuff that comes in what looks like a paint thinner can. metal, square, with a handle on top....

anyway..this stuff poured on a rag takes EVERYTHING off the metal on your bike. I soaked a rag and did two swipes on the top of my swingarm and it was shiny like new! thats removing, dirt, tar, chain lube and rubber all mixed.

only thing is, my loser friend forgets how to use a phone, and i dont remember if its really called mineral spirits or something else.

anyone know about this?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-08-2006, 10:20 AM
 
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like this?

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Works pretty good on house paint too! See thread: https://www.twowheelforum.com/showthread.php?t=8368

I've also used a citrus based product called Goo Gone with success on road tar, bug splats, etc...
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Works pretty good on house paint too! See thread: https://www.twowheelforum.com/showthread.php?t=8368

I've also used a citrus based product called Goo Gone with success on road tar, bug splats, etc...
Yeah, Goo-Gone works awesome! I used it to take off the sticker residue when I took my decals off.
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goo gone takes your fingers off! ahhh.
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So what is it???

It could be acetone as well...




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I use kerosene that comes in a similar container...but only for the non-painted parts of the bike, of course. Works better than damn near anything for cleaning the chain


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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-08-2006, 09:42 PM
 
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well paint thinner, acetone, and mineral spirits all come in about the same canister so it could be either one. They both work about the same.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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yah, i definately only meant for unpainted parts such as the swingarm, subframe, and frame.

i want it to look brandy new this season.

i just cleaned half a tire and a can of chain lube off of my undertail.

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Sounds like Xylene-

I'm a painter by trade, sounds like Xylene is what you used.
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mineral spirits - no garage should be with out.

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mineral spirits - no garage should be with out.

thanks bud. im going down to the store now! i guess i gotta have my bike together by tomorrow!
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