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WD40 Degreaser - Warning

Posted by mike_sullivan at August 11. 2017

Just got my bike back from shop after some work (long story), they were very apologetic. They'd used WD40 degreaser spray (pressurized can) & splashes had got onto the tank where it produced the same result as brake fluid on the painted surface; they've promised to re-paint the tank when I get back from Belgium.

So, if you  use the stuff be very, very careful.

Mike

 

Re: WD40 Degreaser - Warning

Posted by thomas_martin at August 11. 2017

Previously mike_sullivan wrote:

Just got my bike back from shop after some work (long story), they were very apologetic. They'd used WD40 degreaser spray (pressurized can) & splashes had got onto the tank where it produced the same result as brake fluid on the painted surface; they've promised to re-paint the tank when I get back from Belgium.

So, if you  use the stuff be very, very careful.

Mike

 

Good for the dirty stuff but when i get my bike finished be using oil of ulay on it lol.

 

Re: WD40 Degreaser - Warning

Posted by Dan Field at August 11. 2017

Interesting, What type of paint was the tank painted with?

Re: WD40 Degreaser - Warning

Posted by Gordon Johnston at August 11. 2017

My old Dad used to warn me of the perils of degreasers and pressure washers. He was very much an advocate of paraffin and a brush. The logic? No point in forcing water into screw threads and bearings - far better something which will lubricate and preserve.

Re: WD40 Degreaser - Warning

Posted by Neil Wyatt at August 11. 2017

Sorry to hear this, Mike. Hope all is restored to how you were.

I use a degreaser (Blue stuff I get from auto jumbles in a 5 litre container) but only for use on concrete and slabs. Put that on the road and it will melt the tarmac! Makes you wonder.

Re: WD40 Degreaser - Warning

Posted by mike_sullivan at August 12. 2017

Previously Dan Field wrote:

Interesting, What type of paint was the tank painted with?


Not sure Dan, the DPO switched a Roadster tank for Interstate (I still have Roadster side panels), I suspect it may have ben some kind of spray can (Halfords? who knows!).

Mike 

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