Cleaning up the 11s

As it says; what you've done to your bike and how it helped make it better.

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Blackal
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Postby Blackal » Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:06 pm

dysondiver wrote:good old white spirits good . very overlooked as a cleaner , its ace at tar spots , then soapy water with a shot of meths and a dash of vinegar ,,, but its the elbow grease that makes the difference.


To be honest - it is much overlooked as a cocktail mixer, also :shock:

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Crazy Kev
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Re: Cleaning up the 11s

Postby Crazy Kev » Wed May 03, 2017 1:30 pm

Truck Wash- I buy it in 25ltr containers lasts about 2yrs! - gets grease off easy using paint & toothbrush then hose or watering can to rinse off
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Re: Cleaning up the 11s

Postby metropolis2k » Wed May 03, 2017 2:24 pm

I bought a can of Swarfega Jizer for that very purpose https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/059910035/

Had a quick go at the bottom of the engine before I put it on a jack and it did a good job but that's not the hardest thing in the world so I'll give it a proper test when I try the rest.
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Re: Cleaning up the 11s

Postby tanneman » Fri May 19, 2017 8:31 am

For bugs you will need something water soluable. Try Autoglym bug remover and a soft bristle brush.

Grease and grime - white spirits should do it, Bilthamber Surfex HD, GT85, WD40 cocktail etc.

The important bit is when you agitate it to use a soft bristle brush like horse hair or similar.
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Britisherspy
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Re: Cleaning up the 11s

Postby Britisherspy » Fri May 19, 2017 8:27 pm

If it's been retouched with hammerite or something then your screwed, the paint is so soft it seems to absorb shite and you can't get it clean.

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Re: Cleaning up the 11s

Postby victorlaszlo » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:05 pm

This stuff is magic:

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It's expensive as well, but unlike many other degreasers is water soluble which means it just rinses off!

About ten times better than Autoglym's equivalent which I returned to Halfords after they recommended it as equivalent to Meguiars!


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