GT 85 for reel cleaning

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GT 85 for reel cleaning

Post by Keston » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:57 pm

I've been using GT85 as my preferred reel cleaner . Would any of you more knowledgeable chaps know of a reason not to or indeed have a suggestion for a better alternative?
Kind regards
John
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Re: GT 85 for reel cleaning

Post by Watermole+ » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:30 pm

That's just perfect John.
As far as I know, GT85 does not harm anything on a reel and cleans up metal a treat!
I have been using it for a long time now and thoroughly recommend it.

...smells rather nice also..!

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Re: GT 85 for reel cleaning

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:38 pm

nuff said!

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Re: GT 85 for reel cleaning

Post by Keston » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:40 pm

Thank you for such a definitive response WM+ , I appreciate you sharing your knowledge :Hat:

I am a little fascinated by the way GT85 cuts through grease , I'm really happy with It as a cleaner but I was concerned over any potential issues , your post has set my mind at ease .
I sometimes have to remind myself it's not an air freshener and open a window .
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Re: GT 85 for reel cleaning

Post by Harry » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:21 pm

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Re: GT 85 for reel cleaning

Post by Nobby » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:44 pm

https://cdn.wd40company.eu/gt85/en-GB/u ... lassic.pdf

This'll scare you:

https://cdn.wd40company.eu/gt85/en-GB/u ... erosol.pdf


I suppose one should at least, open the window. And maybe put that fag out......

I was pretty sure this was originally Castrol's answer to WD40, but I see they now own it!


Interesting that they suggest a water jet spray in the event of fire....as it's not water soluble that surprises me greatly! I'd expect pyrotechnics.



A bush fire. Nasty:

https://singletrackworld.com/forum/topi ... atch-fire/

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Re: GT 85 for reel cleaning

Post by Keston » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:25 pm

Thanks Nobby
No more useing it as air freshener .
I also use it to lubricate blades on my hedge trimmer so will be mindful of the fire risk .

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