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    muc-off?

    anybody try this stuff? seems like a good idea because i have a steel hardtail and its almost allways muddy where i ride
    http://www.muc-off.com/webpage/bike_...ray_500ml.html

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    Lemon Pledge or CRC HD Silicone Spray

    Either of these would give the same results, are available anywhere, and are CHEAP!!

    Tilos

    PS read the labels, some brands of silicone spray contain OIL.
    (Gunk brand is one, cotains mineral oil)

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    im lookin for the best retail available product you can just spray on and dont have to wipe down and will protect the clearcoat and paint from rust. it would be nice if you dont have to apply it after every wash

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    my local cycle shop has some in stock so im gonna buy it and give it a try

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    Used it and it worked quite well. The company has a whole line of interesting cleaning products (many of which are geared toward motorcycles/ atvs). But I used it on my bike after a grimy ride and it really does cause the filth to run off while leaving the surface spotless.
    Ever been to Mountain Bike Tales Digital Magazine? Now if only the print rags would catch on!

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    Boutique Chemicals

    New products seem to always claim to do things better, faster, last longer, etc.

    All this to justify the outragous prices for a 4 oz. bottles of "stuff".

    Claims like this from muc-off web link:

    "Reduce future maintanance time as well
    as helping reduce friction, wear and
    energy consumption"

    "Reduce friction", what so you slide off the seat.

    "Reduce energy consumption"...for a bike spray????

    Maybe it's the catchy name muc-off...rymes with an expletive, yea, makes me want to buy it.

    I guess I'm not in the targeted age group for their advertising.

    I still believe most of us have something already on the shelf that will work as well as any of the boutique chemicals.

    Most department stores have a whole isle dedicated to this stuff, with simular claims, the only difference being it's for cars/trucks.

    Tilos

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    Haven't tried the muc off, but I use finish line bike wash. They both look the same, I'm guessing that they have a small amount of silicone or some time of film building additive. The finish line says it stops surface rust like what you get in bolt heads, seems to work, my scenario is usually rinse the bike, spray on the cleaner, scrub it a bit, rinse off, towel dry.

    cleaning ability 4 stars, not the best cleaner, but not so harsh as to damage anything
    rust resistance 5 stars
    value 4 stars , lasts me a whole season

    caveats
    don't spray it on your brakes or rotors

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