Deep cleaning via steam cleaning....Can't wait!!


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Deep cleaning via steam cleaning....Can't wait!!

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So I bought this combat the virus, and it's just fantastic at disinfecting....nothing survives the 212 degrees of heat.

https://www.harborfreight.com/1500-watt ... 63042.html

and well I've got to thinking that the wing is going to really benefit from this.

Don't have the time right now, I drive a truck and it's 6 days a week with the virus on the rampage.

Anybody else ever use the steam cleaner on bike, saw a few youtube videos on this, but I'm open to comments. I need a week or two for the dust to settle because we are so busy at work with the virus resupply effort.

I used it on the kitchen stainless sink and the bathroom.....WOW!! great results I love this thing it's just fun to clean. For $100 how could you go wrong.
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keep that away from the Tupperware, it will melt
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AZgl1800 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:43 pm
keep that away from the Tupperware, it will melt
ABS melts at 221F. If that machine actually makes steam that is 212F. Close enough to cause possible softening and damage. I would not use it on my bike.

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I would expect the paint / clear coat could have an even lower limit. So if you feel like testing be sure to pick an inconspicuous spot as a guinea pig.

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212 degrees is up close, will test the steam steam from a distance to minimize chances of damage otherwise I will be using it on the rims and steel surfaces.

It's a really good tool. I will post my results.

Here's a video of similar brand:



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Keep it away from wheel bearings too! Re-lube everything afterwards (carb linkages, cables, stand pivots etc.
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Works nicely, doesn't melt any components.

Good on chrome, good on plastics, good on the seat, good on the wheels, good on the frame. Even did the tires. Cleans the windshield, dash.....it goes on and on.

Gotta say it's enjoyable. about 45 minutes worth of steam, then 20 minute cool down and ready to go again.

A must have in my opinion.
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This chap uses steam to clean the interiors of the filthiest cars - often stolen recovered.



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