desmolvr said:Another thing that works great is carb cleaner but like gunk mentioned above be careful as it can be bad for anodized parts.
Very true. I use a brake cleaner sometimes but I'm very careful with where I spray & how much I spray. I rinse with water immediately. That brake cleaner also has the thin red tube that directs the aim of the spray better. I only use it sparingly, once in a while. Simple green as directed with immediate water rinse is better.M3-SRT8 said:Nope. Carb Cleaners are WAY too strong. Aggressive agents will strip the finish.
You have to emulsify the grease so it floats off, NOT attack it with agents designed to eat carbon or varnish off a fuel system component.
Yes, S-100 Total Bike Cleaner works well for this and all bike cleaning tasks. If you've got a serious buildup, you'll want to hit it with a sponge rather than just spraying it off.Scrufdog said:what about that S100 stuff people like talking about?
Which promptly oxidizes...Adam in MO said:Thats why it's so effective... you can sort of burn away the top layer of the AL, leaving behind clean, fresh, shiny AL.