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Question PJ1 Blue Label Overspray?

Hey all,
I need some advice. I lubed the chain not so long ago w/ PJ1 and a few days later noticed some overspray in a few spots on the rear tire, specifically the side wall and about 1/2 inch onto the tire itself.

I have lubed the chain a number of times in the past with no issues and have always used a rag to catch the overspray, so I'm not entirely sure how/why it happened this time.

Anyway, I have my second track day coming up this weekend, and I want to clean that off as I'm concerned that once the tire heats up, the lube will be all over the tire. So, any ideas on cleaning it off effectively and not leaving a residue on the tire that could affect the gripping ability? I thought of the following:
-kerosene (but am concerned about drying out the rubber)
-chain cleaner (same)
-simple green (not sure what effects this could have on the tire)
-light sandpaper (don't know if I'll be able to get it all off)

Any insight/suggestions would be much appreciated!
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-04-2008, 10:40 AM
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the idea for chain lubing is to apply a light coat. after that take the rag and wipe the chain clean. you're probably applying way too much lubricant.
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the idea for chain lubing is to apply a light coat. after that take the rag and wipe the chain clean. you're probably applying way too much lubricant.
Not sure why you would assume that from my question as "overspray" is not indicative of quantity, but merely the existence of the product on an unwanted area.

Any helpful information from anyone?
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Not sure why you would assume that from my question as "overspray" is not indicative of quantity, but merely the existence of the product on an unwanted area.

Any helpful information from anyone?
i didn't say overspray was synonymous with over application. PJ1 isn't supposed to sling, which is what i think you mean is occurring. the sprocket is slinging the chain lube onto the rear wheel. at any rate...

i've found that some degreasers such as greased lightening is not aluminum friendly. however i know for a fact that Castrol SuperClean and Simplegreen are! i use them both on a regular basis for just such a thing (as well as removing road grime and bugs). i would not suggest using anything not water soluble like WD40. Another great thing to use is non-chlorinated brake cleaner. but this is a very powerful solvent. it will eat asphalt. so if you choose to use it, take the proper precautions.
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No, it's not from flinging. It's from overspray.

Using any cleaner that would leave a residue on the tire is my biggest concern. Thus, I'm really leaning towards kerosene (b/c it's a great at taking off chain lube) or simple green.
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No, it's not from flinging. It's from overspray.

Using any cleaner that would leave a residue on the tire is my biggest concern. Thus, I'm really leaning towards kerosene (b/c it's a great at taking off chain lube) or simple green.
jesus no, don't use kerosene! yes it'll work to remove the guk, but it is not water soluble so it's going to leave a residue you wont be able to remove with plain old water. In addition, it is very slick when "dry". you'd have to use the SimpleGreen to remove the kerosene residue anyway, why not cut to the chase and save time.

use simplegreen, rinse with water.
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Good point. Thanks.
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you know that kerosene is the recommended chain cleaner in the owners manual so it cant be that bad.
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but we're not cleaning chains, are we...
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i never detected a residue using kerosene
maybe a little sticky but slick.

hmm maybe i should look again.
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wd-40 does a good job of removing grease too

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he want to remove the residues of the wheel not the chain, he is worried about the wheel on the track to not fall down is that ok gisi? try with hot water and some soap and thats it, wash it very deep man, and see how it goes, with a brush that have to work. good luck, the same thing to me i put a lot of chain lube and the wheel was aplit in all the rim so i just put maxima all porpuse cleaner on a napkin and clean it up

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i never detected a residue using kerosene
maybe a little sticky but slick.

hmm maybe i should look again.
RShackleford - I was thinking the same thing re: using a little kerosene. It works well (better than simple green) in getting the gunk off the chain, so why wouldn't it work on the tire too. I searched the internet a bit re: whether a little kerosene for cleaning would leave any residue, or even enough to have an effect. I did find one article where a guy mentioned using kerosene to clean the wheels, but I'm wondering whether he means "wheels = rims" or "wheels = rims and tires."

Please let me know if you find anything.

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he want to remove the residues of the wheel not the chain, he is worried about the wheel on the track to not fall down is that ok gisi?
Exactly right Oswald.
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