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WASHING the Pig...

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You guys use any special solvents or cleaners?

Was thinking about a Sam's Club size bottle of "Simple Green" and a bucket...

What do you dirtbags (pun intended) use to wash your piggie?

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my squealer gets "citrus"( an automotive detailing degreaser) and a pressure washer. its mild but man it is killer ish. simple green is also good.

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Yup. Simple Green and a garden hose works magic :thumbsup: . Simple Green doesn't oxidize aluminum like some harsh solvents can. I buy a big 4 litre jug of it at Wally World and dilute it by 1/4 in my own spray bottle.

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Maxima air filter/chain degreaser for the chain, purple power for everything else. Just make the bike is cold when you do it.

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Maxima air filter/chain degreaser for the chain, purple power for everything else. Just make the bike is cold when you do it.

Be careful with that Purple power stuff. It stained the wheels and swingarm on my old bike.

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if youve got caked on stuff i use safety solvent. it leaves residue so i wash the bike really good with soap and water after but for really grimy caked stuff solvent will eat through it like no other.

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Be careful with that Purple power stuff. It stained the wheels and swingarm on my old bike.

2nd on the purple power. It stained my buddy's magnesium covers (streaks) and turned the aluminum a darker color with more streaks. Watch out for some of the degreasers. I think they chemically react with metals and anodizing.

Dish soap first, Comet and scrub brush for plastics like the tank, water for chain followed by WD-40 when its dry. I carefully use brake cleaner around the front sprocket area if it gets greasy.

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Purple power will not only stain aluminum, it will etch it deeply if the part is warm.

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I've found that Purple Power cleaner works the best, but you have to be careful, it can strip the paint off your frame if you let it set for too long!

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Are the folks with the problems using Purple Power letting is sit for extended periods on hot engine parts? I've never had any problems with it on aluminum. I have had Simple Green mess up the paint on my streetbike rims, which is why I swore it off for good.

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I agree with Dave......I would just have to wash it again after the next ride.....

I wash my bike.

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