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 Post subject: Cleaning nasty grips
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:02 pm 
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Just curious if anybody has tips on cleaning old and grimy grips?

I've used warm soapy water and scrubbed the nasty off, but would running through a dishwasher work or would it melt them?

Of course a new set would be ideal but I like to use what I have when possible.

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning nasty grips
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:19 pm 
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I find that a soak in a bucket of hot water and Fenwicks gets almost anything clean.


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning nasty grips
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:24 pm 
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You mean when they get a bit sticky?
Warm water and washing up liquid.


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning nasty grips
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:44 pm 
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Soaking in warm soapy water sounds like a good idea.

When I mean grimy I mean the black sticky stuff that you can really see on colored grips.


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning nasty grips
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:47 pm 
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Make a paste of neat fairy liquid and neat bleach - scrub / leave 5 mins / scrub / leave 5 mins etc

WD :D


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning nasty grips
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:53 pm 
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Had some Yetis got right black and sticky.


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning nasty grips
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:56 pm 
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I'm trying to clean some 18yr old turquoise Yeti grips right now, going on the FRO.


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning nasty grips
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:19 pm 
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+1 Fairy liquid.
I had a bike which came with white grips which were caked.
Came up good as new with a soak and some scrubbing with a kitchen brush.


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning nasty grips
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:31 pm 
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Okay I just have to ask, what is Fairy liquid?

Is it a mild dish soap like Dawn?


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning nasty grips
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:34 pm 
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Yeah I guess so, for hand washing pots - fairy is generally accepted as being the best / strongest / most degreasing of the UK brands but I guess most quality makes would do the same job :D

Use a thick bleach rather than one of the very watery ones :D

WD :D


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