Chain Scrubber refills

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  1. colebatchd

    colebatchd New Member

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    Hi All,

    Am I right in thinking that I could use any degreaser in the Park Chain Scrubber? I have just run out of the Park stuff:

    Park Tool ChainBrite II Cleaner | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    But rather than get that, I was going to get this:

    Weldtite Citrus Degreaser | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    And use it in the same way. Any problems with this? This is obviously for one of these:

    Park Tool Chain Scrubber | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    Be grateful for any guidance.

    Cheers,
    Dim
     
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  2. kdelong

    kdelong Well-Known Member

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    Sure you can use it. Any commercial citrus degreaser that is intended for chain cleaning is OK to use in the Park CM-5 chain scrubber.
     
  3. colebatchd

    colebatchd New Member

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    Thanks. One more question - is the idea to re-use the degreaser? Seems awefully wasteful to chuck it each time, is filtering the gunk out an option? I seem to be out riding in the wet a lot at the moment, which is leading to a lot of degreasing!

    Cheers,
    Dim
     
  4. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    To filter the cleaning sol'n/degreaser: put the dirty stuff in a can; let it set for a few days; then pour off the clean stuff on top into a different container. Mineral spirits are a great, cheap solution and can be stretched a long way using as I described.
     
  5. colebatchd

    colebatchd New Member

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    Thanks.

    Mineral Spirits? You mean instead of using Citris Degreaser, just use Mineral Spirits? And then re-use that - now that does make for a cheap solution!

    Cheers,
    Dim
     
  6. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    It's certainly an option as mineral spirits are a great solvent and cheap. Of course, no matter which you use, make sure to dispose of the dirty kack in the bottom properly.
     
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