cleaning the chainring / cassette with a steam-cleaner

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  1. noamporat

    noamporat New Member

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    Hi,
    Do you think cleaning the chainring / cassette with a steam-cleaner is a good idea ? it seems like a fast 'n easy way unless steam can get into the bearings..
    thanks.
     
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  2. neil0502

    neil0502 New Member

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    Do I think it's a good idea? Not really . . . for the reason that you highlighted: greased bearings. If you're careful, though--especially if you're using any kind of real pressure--you should be ok . . . I would think.
     
  3. capwater

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    Steam is water, water is bad (ya know, that rust thang).
     
  4. biker7

    biker7 New Member

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    Its worse than using a garden hose because of pressure and mole size...steam will infiltrate your bearings. Either dry rag everything clean or use mineral spirits..or some penetrant...but even keep that stuff away from your bearings.
     
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  6. el Ingles

    el Ingles New Member

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    DON¨T nor use a pressure wash as water gets into a lot of places it shouldn´t ( that´s true of cars and motorbikes as well )
     
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