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Cleaning grease off paintwork suggestions

Not Another HillNot Another Hill Posts: 382
edited November 2008 in Workshop
What do you use to clean off that hard to remove old grease marks off your bike's paint work?

Just got hold of an old Raleigh steel framed race bike for a winter ride. Washed it well with Fenwicks and have spent most of today polishing its alloy wheels, hubs etc. To get the grease marks off the frame I ended up using the alloy cleaner (did a great job) but I don't fancy using this in the long term as it'll not do the paintwork a lot of good.

Any suggestions?

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  • I've found Muc Off Dirty Work wipes to be a revealation. They seem to get pretty much anything off of anything.
  • mclarentmclarent Posts: 784
    baby wipes. seriously.
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  • biodegradeable degreaser?
  • wd40 works brilliantly for getting motorbike chain lube of rear wheels would work on grease like it wasn't even there :D
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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    I'd go with babywipes.
  • Baby Wipes +1

    Been using them for years(on the bike that is........)
  • GT85 - great for getting grease off carpets as well :oops:
  • GT85 - great for getting grease off carpets as well

    What type of grease to you get on the carpet ?

    Swarfega is also pretty good at getting grease off clothes (and carpets as well I suspect).
  • try fairy liquid power spray
  • Swarfega is also pretty good at getting grease off clothes (and carpets as well I suspect).

    And hands of course......................
  • wilwilwilwil Posts: 374
    Baby Wipes again. And they also clean your hands.

    Don't use Muc Off if you care about the finish on your bike.
  • Well I may just have to give these baby wipes a try...
    Q: do they leave their own oil residue? :?
  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,878
    Baby wipes deffo. Been using them since we had a child and never looked back ..... get the ones which are not formulated in any way ie. fragrance free, otherwise they might foam up a bit, not good.
  • wilwilwilwil Posts: 374
    Well I may just have to give these baby wipes a try...
    Q: do they leave their own oil residue? :?

    Yes a bit. I just finish off with a soft dry cotton rag.
  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,878
    Well like i just said, they shouldn't do if you use the plain ones.
  • GT85 - great for getting grease off carpets as well

    What type of grease to you get on the carpet ?

    Swarfega is also pretty good at getting grease off clothes (and carpets as well I suspect).

    Tends to happen when it's too cold to fix the bike in the garage :oops:
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