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    cleaning parts in a dishwasher?

    So for the first time in my life I own a dishwasher. My immediate thought is to use it to put chains, cogs, cranks, hubs, parts etc to clean them... or will the detergent fuck the bearings/rollers (if the part has them)?

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    don't use it on hubs. just the soaking will likely cock things up. i also doubt it would really work on cranks and cogs, they are pretty soft(as in their cleaning power). i ould gladly be proven wrong, try it on some cranks!
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    The actual cleaning won't be an issue. It's the dirt/grease that will be washed thru your dishwasher that will be the issue.

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    if i've learned anything from omo ads it's not to put footy boots in there.
    that's all i know.

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    I wouldn't, but don't let that stop you.

    ...and please post a picture of the dishwasher filled with components!
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    I'm thinking it'd be particularly good for chains and cassettes. I'll see how muddy I can get everything tomorrow at Dirty Deeds then give it a whirl afterwards.

    HLC: Aren't dishwashers designed to remove dirt and grease? Or is food oil/grease considerably different to bike oil/grease that it won't be dissolved and flushed away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik View Post
    HLC: Aren't dishwashers designed to remove dirt and grease? Or is food oil/grease considerably different to bike oil/grease that it won't be dissolved and flushed away?
    Oil and grease in food is very different to oil and grease used in/on bikes/cars/machinery.

    You wouldnt fill your car up with cooking oil, or deep fry some chips in castrol magnatec even though they are both oils!

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    Dish washing powder is very caustic, how else do you think you can get things that clean with out doing any work..
    Not very good for bike parts.

    Use citrus degreaser and a small brush, your chain and cogs will last longer...
    Caustic cleaners and alloy=bad.. It'll also strip anodizing pretty quickly...
    Dumb idea..
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    Dumb idea..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik View Post
    So for the first time in my life I own a dishwasher. My immediate thought is to use it to put chains, cogs, cranks, hubs, parts etc to clean them... or will the detergent fuck the bearings/rollers (if the part has them)?
    You´ve got to be fucking kidding us...
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    I thought it was called touring and you did it on a shitbox Shogun from 1992

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