Just like a clean car, there’s no better feeling than riding a clean bike. A lot of people skip out on cleaning their bike simply because they think it’s too time consuming. Grab some tools and read this easy guide, on how you can have a clean bike in no time!
The first step to having a clean bike is to remove all the build up that’s accumulated over time. There are a number of ways you can do this, but we’re here to save you time and to make sure your bike is protected from rusting. That’s why we recommend the WD-40 Bike Wash!
All you need to do is spray the WD-40 Bike Wash on the surface of your bike and give it some time to work its magic. Once it’s on the bike for an adequate amount of time, take a clean cloth and wipe off the surface of your bike, no water needed! This cleaner ensures to remove all the grease, dirt and gunk that’s been stuck to your bike, allowing it to be restored to its clean, shiny state again. For stubborn dirt and grime you may need to repeat this step a few times.
Once you have taken care of the surface of your bike, the next step is to tackle the bike chain. The chain of your bike is an important mechanism, so keeping it clean ensures a smoother ride!
When it comes to cleaning the bike chain, it’s best to use a degreaser spray, because degreasers can remove all the dirt and gunk from your chain. The WD-40 Bike Chain Cleaner and Degreaser was developed especially to tackle the needs of your chain and helping your bike last longer. All you need to do is spray the WD-40 Bike Chain Cleaner and Degreaser onto the surface of our bike chain and let it soak in for a few minutes. Then, you need to take a small brush and scrub away the loosened grime and grease.
Once your bike chain has been degreased, the next step is to lubricate it! For this step, you will first need to dry the bike off in the sun for a few minutes. Once the bike chain has dried, you will need to apply a lubricant to its surface.
It can be difficult to choose the perfect lubricant for your bike, but WD-40 has got you covered! We have three bike chain lubricants to choose from: WD-40 Bike Dry Chain Lube, WD-40 Bike Wet Chain Lube and WD-40 All Conditions Chain Lube. Regardless of the conditions that you decide to ride your bike in, you’ve got the right products to cover all your bases! Apart from benefiting the functionality of your bike chain, there are a number of other benefits that the lubrication has got to offer as well. For instance, bike chain lube is guaranteed to protect your bike chain from the scourge of corrosion. We all would love for that to happen, right?
Once the bike chain has been taken care of, it is advisable for you to spend a little more time on your bike’s frame. We all wish for our bikes to give off a lustrous shine, right? If the answer is yes, then it is advisable for you to use a bike polish for the purpose of buffing up your bike. While applying such a polish on the surface of your bike, however, it is imperative for you to ensure that surfaces like the disc brake rotors are avoided. After application, use a soft cloth for the purpose of buffing up your bike. Buffing up your bike will also protect it from mud the next time you go riding.
When it comes to having a clean bike, it is a common misconception that the process takes a lot of time and effort. With WD-40 and all of the bike products that the company has got to offer, you can be certain that your next bike cleaning job will not ta
ke nearly as long as what you might think!
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