Cleaning chain after using "White Lightning"

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  1. Luvjava

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    I know that White Lightning is to some extent self cleaning, but I = sometimes I must transport my
    bike Inside my car, and really dont want = to trash my back seats with gunk.

    What have other users of White Lightning found is the best way to remove = the residue prior to
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  2. Ken

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    "luvjava" <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:
    > What have other users of White Lightning found is the best way to remove the residue prior to
    > reapplication of White Lightning?

    Water works great.
     
  3. Ken wrote:
    > "luvjava" <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:
    >> What have other users of White Lightning found is the best way to remove the residue prior to
    >> reapplication of White Lightning?
    >
    > Water works great.

    Especially if you add some dishwashing detergent. Not the kind for machinewash, just the normal old
    fashioned kind ;)

    Sometimes I also use the same degreaser that I use before washing my car.

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  4. Jimp

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    I use a citrus cleaner in a chain cleaning machine. Wash w/ soap an = water after let dry in sun.
    Reapply White Lightning. I do this every 2 - = 3 weeks. Gets the grit out & chain is nice and clean.
    "luvjava" <[email protected]> wrote in message =
    news:[email protected]... I know that White Lightning is to some extent self
    cleaning, but I = sometimes I must transport my bike Inside my car, and really dont want = to trash
    my back seats with gunk.

    What have other users of White Lightning found is the best way to = remove the residue prior to
    reapplication of White Lightning?

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    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I use a citrus cleaner in a chain = cleaning machine.=20 Wash w/
    soap an water after let dry in sun. Reapply White Lightning. I = do this=20 every 2 - 3 weeks.
    Gets the grit out & chain is nice and = clean.</FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3Dltr=20
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    cleaning, but I sometimes I must transport my bike Inside my car, = and=20 really dont want
    to trash my back seats with gunk.</FONT></DIV>
    <DVII><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <DVIII><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>What have other <U>users</U> of = White=20 Lightning found
    is the best way to remove the residue prior to = reapplication=20 of White
    Lightning?</FONT></DIV>
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  5. Trevor

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    Be very careful with citrus cleaner. It's acidic and can mar the nice = shiny finish on your
    expensive aluminum/titanium components. I cleaned = a cassette with citrus cleaner and it wrecked
    the finish on the = lockring.

    Blue Dawn dish washing soap is about the best (and safest) degreaser = there is.

    -Trevor "JimP" <[email protected]> wrote in message =
    news:[email protected]... I use a citrus cleaner in a chain cleaning
    machine. Wash w/ soap an = water after let dry in sun. Reapply White Lightning. I do this every 2 -
    = 3 weeks. Gets the grit out & chain is nice and clean. "luvjava" <[email protected]>
    wrote in message = news:[email protected]... I know that White Lightning is to
    some extent self cleaning, but I = sometimes I must transport my bike Inside my car, and really dont
    want = to trash my back seats with gunk.

    What have other users of White Lightning found is the best way to = remove the residue prior to
    reapplication of White Lightning?

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    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Be very careful with citrus = cleaner. It's=20 acidic and
    can mar the nice shiny finish on your expensive = aluminum/titanium=20 components. I
    cleaned a cassette with citrus cleaner and it = wrecked the=20 finish on the
    lockring.</FONT></DIV>
    <DV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <DVI><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Blue Dawn dish washing soap is about = the best (and=20
    safest) degreaser there is.</FONT></DIV>
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    <DVIII><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>-Trevor</FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3Dltr=20
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    <DX><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I use a citrus cleaner in a chain = cleaning=20 machine. Wash w/
    soap an water after let dry in sun. Reapply White = Lightning.=20 I do this every 2 - 3
    weeks. Gets the grit out & chain is nice and =

    clean.</FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3Dltr=20 style=3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px;
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    <DXII><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I know that White Lightning is to = some extent=20 self
    cleaning, but I sometimes I must transport my bike Inside my = car, and=20 really dont
    want to trash my back seats with gunk.</FONT></DIV>
    <DXIII><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <DXIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>What have other <U>users</U> = of White=20 Lightning
    found is the best way to remove the residue prior to = reapplication=20 of White
    Lightning?</FONT></DIV>
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  6. Mikeyankee

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    Try Pledge. That's what I use with Pedro's Ice Wax.

    Mike Yankee

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  7. Ken

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  8. luvjava-<< What have other users of White Lightning found is the best way to remove = the residue
    prior to reapplication of White Lightning? >><BR><BR>

    Hot water and dish soap. Then use somethin else, like Prolink...We see so many whitelightening
    systems really gunked up.

    Peter Chisholm Vecchio's Bicicletteria 1833 Pearl St. Boulder, CO, 80302
    (303)440-3535 http://www.vecchios.com "Ruote convenzionali costruite eccezionalmente bene"
     
  9. luvjava wrote:
    > I know that White Lightning is to some extent self cleaning, but I sometimes I must transport my
    > bike Inside my car, and really dont want to trash my back seats with gunk.
    >
    > What have other _users_ of White Lightning found is the best way to remove the residue prior to
    > reapplication of White Lightning?
    >
    >
    > Bill

    We currently use White Lightning Raceday on our Bike Friday tandem and have the same
    transportation/handling needs.

    The best method so far has been a thorough wipe of the chain with a cloth moistened with methylated
    spirit prior to handling or re lubing.

    I rarely bother to immersion clean chains. If a chain is extremely muddy I usually clean it with hot
    water and dishwashing detergent, spray rinse with water and then re apply lube.

    Alan.
     
  10. Alan Hutchison wrote:
    > luvjava wrote:
    >> I know that White Lightning is to some extent self cleaning, but I sometimes I must transport my
    >> bike Inside my car, and really dont want to trash my back seats with gunk.
    >>
    >> What have other _users_ of White Lightning found is the best way to remove the residue prior to
    >> reapplication of White Lightning?
    >>
    >>
    >> Bill
    >
    > We currently use White Lightning Raceday on our Bike Friday tandem and have the same
    > transportation/handling needs.
    >

    I bought a bottle of White Lightning Raceday and when trying to apply it I couldn't squeese anything
    throught the tiny opening. When checking inside I noticed that there where tiny small white
    particles floating around. I could not get rid of these by shaking and had to pour it on my chain
    through the big opening. Messy and wasteful. Have you ever seen these clots and been able to get rid
    of them? I tried shaking lightly according to instructions and of course vigourously after getting
    peed off ;)
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  11. Jimp

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    I have used Prolink and it does work well, but it seems to get dirtier faster. I have heard good
    things about Boeshield. Anyone have any experience with this lube?

    "Qui si parla Campagnolo" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > luvjava-<< What have other users of White Lightning found is the best way
    to
    > remove = the residue prior to reapplication of White Lightning? >><BR><BR>
    >
    > Hot water and dish soap. Then use somethin else, like Prolink...We see so
    many
    > whitelightening systems really gunked up.
    >
    > Peter Chisholm Vecchio's Bicicletteria 1833 Pearl St. Boulder, CO, 80302
    > (303)440-3535 http://www.vecchios.com "Ruote convenzionali costruite eccezionalmente bene"
     
  12. Per Elmsäter wrote:
    > Alan Hutchison wrote:
    >
    >>luvjava wrote:
    >>
    >>>I know that White Lightning is to some extent self cleaning, but I sometimes I must transport my
    >>>bike Inside my car, and really dont want to trash my back seats with gunk.
    >>>
    >>>What have other _users_ of White Lightning found is the best way to remove the residue prior to
    >>>reapplication of White Lightning?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Bill
    >>
    >>We currently use White Lightning Raceday on our Bike Friday tandem and have the same
    >>transportation/handling needs.
    >>
    >
    >
    > I bought a bottle of White Lightning Raceday and when trying to apply it I couldn't squeese
    > anything throught the tiny opening. When checking inside I noticed that there where tiny small
    > white particles floating around. I could not get rid of these by shaking and had to pour it on my
    > chain through the big opening. Messy and wasteful. Have you ever seen these clots and been able to
    > get rid of them? I tried shaking lightly according to instructions and of course vigourously after
    > getting peed off ;)
    > --
    > Perre
    >
    > You have to be smarter than a robot to reply.
    >
    >

    Yes, the stuff is a pain to apply. Heat is the answer. Either stand the bottle in the hot sun if
    there is any or put it in fairly hot water for a while and then shake the bottle. As the solution
    cools, the nozzle will start to block again, so it is best to apply it quickly.

    Alan.
     
  13. "Alan Hutchison" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Yes, the stuff is a pain to apply. Heat is the answer. Either stand the bottle in the hot sun if
    > there is any or put it in fairly hot water for a while and then shake the bottle. As the solution
    > cools, the nozzle will start to block again, so it is best to apply it quickly.

    Great tip, Alan. Shaking for a lon long time works too, but this sounds easier.

    SteveC
     
  14. I just cleaned my White-Lightning'd chain with a citrus degreaser. I had been using Simple Green.
    The Citrus stuff (Mr. Orange, I think) did a much better/faster job of cleaning the chain. (And I
    clean the chain at least every 150 miles).

    Then I applied Boeshield. My ride this morning was whisper quiet. The White Lightning never
    provided, for me, a quiet ride. I've become a Boeshield convert.

    Gary

    On 7/7/03 10:56 AM, in article [email protected], "JimP" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I have used Prolink and it does work well, but it seems to get dirtier faster. I have heard good
    > things about Boeshield. Anyone have any experience with this lube?
    >
    >
    > "Qui si parla Campagnolo" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    >> luvjava-<< What have other users of White Lightning found is the best way
    > to
    >> remove = the residue prior to reapplication of White Lightning? >><BR><BR>
    >>
    >> Hot water and dish soap. Then use somethin else, like Prolink...We see so
    > many
    >> whitelightening systems really gunked up.
    >>
    >> Peter Chisholm Vecchio's Bicicletteria 1833 Pearl St. Boulder, CO, 80302
    >> (303)440-3535 http://www.vecchios.com "Ruote convenzionali costruite eccezionalmente bene"
     
  15. Alan Hutchison wrote:
    >
    > Yes, the stuff is a pain to apply. Heat is the answer. Either stand the bottle in the hot sun if
    > there is any or put it in fairly hot water for a while and then shake the bottle. As the solution
    > cools, the nozzle will start to block again, so it is best to apply it quickly.
    >
    > Alan.

    Thanks.
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