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Compressed air

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by gbb, 11 Aug 2007.

  1. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    What a huge difference it makes when cleaning a chain !!!

    Ok ok, i know most peeps dont have access to one, i'm lucky working in an engineering workshop...so while having to work today (saturday), i thought i might as well cean the bike and get paid doing it as well.

    Chain off, spray with WD40 and wipe with rag. Then do it again....then laid chain on a surface and blast at close range with an airline.

    See the grime just blast out :biggrin:.

    Spray again with WD, wipe with rag.....it took me literally 5 minutes to get the chain looking like new again ;)

    So, if you've got one, or know a friend who has.......
     
  2. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Wow! Er, would a small home use compressor do it?
     
  3. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Wouldnt see why not, most compressors....home or industrial chuck out the same pressure, its just the volume thats different.
    You want a pistol type airgun prefferably, something with a smal nozzle to focus the air.