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


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

Post by thunderwing » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:14 pm



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

Post by AZgl1800 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:43 pm

keep that away from the Tupperware, it will melt
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Re: Deep cleaning via steam cleaning....Can't wait!!

Post by dingdong » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:32 pm

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

Post by Rambozo » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:02 pm

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

Post by thunderwing » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:06 pm

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

Post by Maz » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:35 am

Keep it away from wheel bearings too! Re-lube everything afterwards (carb linkages, cables, stand pivots etc.
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