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Cleaning chain
#1
I have been using carb cleaner, yes or no?

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#2
Carburetor cleaner should work find to clean the chain... just be sure to apply some chain oil afterwards.

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#3
G'day

Another option and maybe more environmentally friendly is a citrus based degreaser. I personally use a citrus based degreaser and a Park Tools chain cleaner. The combo works okay for me and I feel a bit better about the environment Smile

All the best
Andrew
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#4
Thanks Andrew... great idea. It's always good to consider the environmental impact of these solutions, and if you have to use chemical-based cleaners, always make sure to dispose of them properly.

Park Tools Chain Cleaner
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#5
thanks guys appreciate the info alot

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