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Old 01-08-2022, 02:35 PM
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Best way to clean off baked on grease?

I have a set of Campy carbon cranks that have a layer of baked on grease on the inside of the spider. Best way to clean it off? OMS isn't cutting it.
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Old 01-08-2022, 02:43 PM
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Mineral spirits do not dissolve it? Are you sure it is grease, petroleum based?

Any chance it's sport drink and grime? Water soluble...
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Old 01-08-2022, 03:08 PM
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Old 01-08-2022, 04:36 PM
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I'd try hot soapy water. It may be energy drink.
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Old 01-08-2022, 04:40 PM
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I have been using Lysol wipes for all kinds of grime cleanup and they seem to do wonders.

For metal, I go over it again with a slightly damp cloth to get the residue off.
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Old 01-08-2022, 06:22 PM
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Old 01-08-2022, 07:04 PM
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oven cleaner will remove any anodizing thats on the cranks/spider/ring, dont do that.
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Old 01-08-2022, 07:07 PM
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Simple green aircraft cleaner.
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Old 01-08-2022, 07:22 PM
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kerosene maybe. goo gone also works wonders
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Old 01-08-2022, 07:30 PM
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Automotive brake cleaner.
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Old 01-08-2022, 07:40 PM
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Old 01-08-2022, 08:16 PM
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oven cleaner will remove any anodizing thats on the cranks/spider/ring, dont do that.
No kidding? Hmm.. but it's specifically for baked on grease. Mind you, not sure why the OP baked his cranks in the first place?
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Old 01-08-2022, 08:44 PM
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I'm a frame painter so I have a convenient supply of lacquer thinner I use to clean paint out of spray guns. It works very well on greasy problems. It is a very strong petroleum based liquid. I wear nitrile gloves when using it.

There is another petroleum based cleaner I use to get rid of sanding dust and finger prints before heading into the spray booth. It is sold under various brand names and is available at auto paint stores. It is a very mild liquid by comparison and I use this on surfaces that have decals that might get melted with a stronger cleaner.
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Old 01-08-2022, 09:05 PM
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I’m serious.

https://oileater.com/industrial/clea...inal-formula/]

Let it soak a few minutes, scrub with gentle scrub brush and rinse in hot water.

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