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 Post subject: steam cleaner
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:36 pm 
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We picked up a karcher steam cleaner a while back, and it just occurred to me if I could use it to clean my bikes?? Its not powerful enough to damage deals etc. .... Worth trying??


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 Post subject: Re: steam cleaner
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:02 pm 
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The heat wouldn't harm most parts, but you would have to be cautious.


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 Post subject: Re: steam cleaner
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:03 pm 
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Well gave it a quick go and i must say it worked a treat! I sprayed some watered down muc off then went over it with the steam cleaner, all the dirt fell off. One wipe with an old cloth and bike looks like new again!!


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 Post subject: Re: steam cleaner
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:10 pm 
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I might try it myself, except it goes against my mantra of never wash anything, that is what rain is for!


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 Post subject: Re: steam cleaner
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:55 pm 
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:shock: Don't point it at your bearings, in fact dont point it at the bike :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: steam cleaner
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:22 pm 
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Scarfacexxx08 wrote:
We picked up a karcher steam cleaner a while back, and it just occurred to me if I could use it to clean my bikes?? Its not powerful enough to damage deals etc. .... Worth trying??

A hose pipe is powerful enough to force water past seals.


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 Post subject: Re: steam cleaner
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:44 pm 
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Well I didn't use it on anywhere that I thought I could damage headsets etc. Just thought I'd give it a try and found it was better than I thought it would be.


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