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Just had a quick thought...does anyone think it's feasible to use Cillit Bang™ as degreaser on a bike?

I know its got some pretty strong chems in it (I know this because Barry Scott is always cleaning his 1p collection with it), so there's a possibility that it might do the job. Anyone ever tried it?

"Bang!...and the road muck off of your chain is gone!" (not quite as catchy but I'll work on it)

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purplecup [217 posts] 5 years ago
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The active ingredient in Bang is a fairly strong acid. While it'll sort your chain grease out it won't do an aluminium frame any good! Bike degreasers tend to be alkaline because alkaline solvents don't affect metals so much...

Q: Which surfaces can't I use it on?
A: Cillit Bang Power Cleaner Grime & Lime should not be used on any acid sensitive material, such as marble or enamel, aluminium, copper, stone, zinc-plated metals, kitchen worktops, linoleum, varnished, waxed or oiled wood floors, rubber, textiles or carpets. If in doubt, check the usage information on the pack label.

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TheHatter [770 posts] 5 years ago
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purplecup wrote:

The active ingredient in Bang is a fairly strong acid. While it'll sort your chain grease out it won't do an aluminium frame any good! Bike degreasers tend to be alkaline because alkaline solvents don't affect metals so much...

Q: Which surfaces can't I use it on?
A: Cillit Bang Power Cleaner Grime & Lime should not be used on any acid sensitive material, such as marble or enamel, aluminium, copper, stone, zinc-plated metals, kitchen worktops, linoleum, varnished, waxed or oiled wood floors, rubber, textiles or carpets. If in doubt, check the usage information on the pack label.

aren't pennies made of copper?

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Simon_MacMichael [2442 posts] 5 years ago
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purplecup wrote:

Cillit Bang Power Cleaner Grime & Lime should not be used on any acid sensitive material, such as marble or enamel, aluminium, copper, stone, zinc-plated metals, kitchen worktops, linoleum, varnished, waxed or oiled wood floors, rubber, textiles or carpets. If in doubt, check the usage information on the pack label.

That doesn't seem to leave an awful lot you actually can use it on, does it?

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dave atkinson [6142 posts] 5 years ago
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given what it does to a penny i'm not sure i'd let it near my pride and joy  39