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 Post subject: Bike Cleaner
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:57 am 
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Does anyone use Simple Green to clean their bikes? I have used Orange Blast for several years ..up until they stop making it. Wal-mart has a ''Orange Cleaner'' thats safe...its not as good as the old cleaner...but now its getting hard to find too. I see Simple Green everywhere..I used to use it on my Karts when I raced them,but didn't know if it would mess a bike up or not. DJ

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 Post subject: Re: Bike Cleaner
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:06 am 
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Someone on here told me about Simple Green years ago. I wet my bike, spray it all over it, let it sit for a few minutes, and then hose it off. It works great and I've never had any negative effects using it.

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 Post subject: Re: Bike Cleaner
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:07 am 
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Simple Green an Purpe Power both work great. Just don't let it sit for a long time. I use the purple stuff after knocking off the clumps with water.

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 Post subject: Re: Bike Cleaner
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:18 am 
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ScottGreer wrote:
Simple Green an Purpe Power both work great. Just don't let it sit for a long time. I use the purple stuff after knocking off the clumps with water.

Porple Power scares me...I've had some bad experience with that stuff ::paranoia::

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 Post subject: Re: Bike Cleaner
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:37 am 
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Someone on here told me about Simple Green years ago. I wet my bike, spray it all over it, let it sit for a few minutes, and then hose it off. It works great and I've never had any negative effects using it.



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 Post subject: Re: Bike Cleaner
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Purple cleaner is a more corrosive cleaner adn will etch aluminum and wash the anodizing off aluminum rims. Simple Green works great! Wash the bulk of the mud off your bike, spray it down and let it set for a minute and rinse. You'll be amazed!

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 Post subject: Re: Bike Cleaner
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Simple Green here also, and it works great if you let it soak 5 min. Stay away from rotors and seats.

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 Post subject: Re: Bike Cleaner
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:55 am 
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I use Magic Clean by A.I.M.(Auto, Industrial, Marine) I can get 5 gallons of concentrate for $28, I mix it 50/50 in a bug sprayer, I hit the chunks with an electric pressure washer, spray on the cleaner, let it sit for 5 minutes, then hit again with pressure washer and watch the mud melt off.


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 Post subject: Re: Bike Cleaner
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Another plug for pre-rinsing the bike the spray with Simple Green and short duration soaking.

I've heard the stories about Purple Power but never seen the effects first hand until I picked up my CR250. The po sprayed it exactly 1 time and left it on too long....never used the stuff again. I can send pics if you'd like more motivation not to use it.

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 Post subject: Re: Bike Cleaner
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WOW! 28$ for 5 gallons? Where can we find this stuff 1L? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Bike Cleaner
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Shout works better than anything I ever used I buy it in large bottles and use a bug sprayer.


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 Post subject: Re: Bike Cleaner
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Has anybody tried ZEP Orange that you get from Home Depot? I have been using it with no ill effects but was curious to see if anybody else used it.

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 Post subject: Re: Bike Cleaner
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I've used Simple Green Powersports from Pep Boys and it worked good with no harm to anodized Aluminum.

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 Post subject: Re: Bike Cleaner
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:24 am 
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I just ride at Dennis's place, and the bike comes out clean! ::smirk::
I have generally used Simple Green.
Dawn dish soap is also one of my favorites, dilute into a spray bottle.

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 Post subject: Re: Bike Cleaner
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:26 am 
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Mean Green from the Dollar Store or Walmart. Works as good as Simple Green at half the price. I spray it all over the bike on plastic. the engine, sprockets, rims, and everywhere else. Purple cleaners can cause discoloration of rims and other metal parts due to being too corrosive.


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