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BenR
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PostPosted: 16:28 - 13 Feb 2010    Post subject: Cleaning oil off tyres? Reply with quote

Hi just wanted to know how peeps cleaned oil of their tyres? One of the new fork seals I fitted unfortunately I damaged putting the fork back together & it leaked onto the floor & has soaked into the front tyre. I was thinking of just wiping some panel wipe (isopropyl alcohol) round it which should degrease the surface?
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PostPosted: 16:36 - 13 Feb 2010    Post subject: Reply with quote

Washing up liquid and water will do fine.
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PostPosted: 16:44 - 13 Feb 2010    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't think about that actually cheers. Trouble is it has soaked in a bit will it still come off with hot soapy water?
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PostPosted: 18:25 - 13 Feb 2010    Post subject: Reply with quote

As he said, hot soapy water should see you right!! Thumbs Up

But in addition to that, if you have some cement lying about, then stick that on the garage floor and park the bike on it ... the cement is very absorbent ....

Obviously make sure the floor and tyre is dry (of water) first!! Laughing

Or just put some news paper down and park it on that ... the paper will draw any leftover oil out.
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PostPosted: 19:49 - 13 Feb 2010    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hot water & washing up liquid - scrub it into the tyres with a brush.
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PostPosted: 19:51 - 13 Feb 2010    Post subject: Reply with quote

brake cleaner works too Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 20:31 - 13 Feb 2010    Post subject: Reply with quote

i use petrol to clean tyres of oil , just put some on a rag and wipe it , breaks down the oil and also evaporates , but washing up liquid and a good brush works to
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PostPosted: 20:46 - 13 Feb 2010    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked ... You should never uses solvents on tyres!! Thumbs Down
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PostPosted: 21:10 - 13 Feb 2010    Post subject: Reply with quote

my old dealer used to use it to take the sheen off my new tyres , never had a problem with it
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BenR
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PostPosted: 21:12 - 13 Feb 2010    Post subject: Reply with quote

steveh wrote:
brake cleaner works too Thumbs Up



Yeah that's the same as isopropyl alcohol which was what I was going to use. Thumbs Up Thanks for the replies peeps. Thumbs Up
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