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GT85 Bike maintenance spray 400ml at Aldi for £1.99 instore / £4.94 delivered
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GT85 Bike maintenance spray 400ml at Aldi for £1.99 instore / £4.94 delivered

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Posted 12th May
Really useful stuff for cleaning ect, quite a large can 400ml and a good price too!

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deleted221954012/05/2019 09:19

The higher the number, the better the product lol


Multispray '1000' must be outstanding
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Thanks for this @enginemadme I've added the delivered price to your title as well as the instore price.
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magicjay198612/05/2019 08:16

Thanks for this @enginemadme I've added the delivered price to your title …Thanks for this @enginemadme I've added the delivered price to your title as well as the instore price.


Thanks, the delivery is more expensive than the spray!
deleted221954012/05/2019 08:27

Thanks, the delivery is more expensive than the spray!



Yep but as its instore too its still a great deal!
Isn’t this the same sort of thing as WD40?
townsmcp12/05/2019 09:04

Isn’t this the same sort of thing as WD40?



This is 45 better.
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townsmcp12/05/2019 09:04

Isn’t this the same sort of thing as WD40?


Yes, Maybe a bit better with the added PTFE, I think this has a nicer aroma too!
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alex1612/05/2019 09:14

This is 45 better.


The higher the number, the better the product lol
deleted221954012/05/2019 09:19

The higher the number, the better the product lol


Multispray '1000' must be outstanding
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townsmcp12/05/2019 09:04

Isn’t this the same sort of thing as WD40?


This has some lubrication properties, leaving a thin protective film and smells better as mentioned above, I spray it on my bike after washing/cleaning it.

WD40 is better as cleaning solvent, removing rust, release seized parts.
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Bigbil12/05/2019 09:43

Multispray '1000' must be outstanding [Image]


Only 915 times better
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pwel12/05/2019 10:05

This has some lubrication properties, leaving a thin protective film and …This has some lubrication properties, leaving a thin protective film and smells better as mentioned above, I spray it on my bike after washing/cleaning it.WD40 is better as cleaning solvent, removing rust, release seized parts.


GT85 and wd40 both have their limitations!

They will "help" getting a rusty nut or bolt off, but if it's really stubborn only heat will prevail.
deleted221954012/05/2019 10:36

GT85 and wd40 both have their limitations!They will "help" getting a rusty …GT85 and wd40 both have their limitations!They will "help" getting a rusty nut or bolt off, but if it's really stubborn only heat will prevail.


Yes, but you wouldn't want to use WD40 for protection or lubrication on a bike! WD40 is not a lubricant, GT85 is, and it's pretty good stuff.

People comparing the two is a bit daft, they are different products, designed for different things.
Edited by: "itsjustme" 12th May
deleted221954012/05/2019 10:36

GT85 and wd40 both have their limitations!They will "help" getting a rusty …GT85 and wd40 both have their limitations!They will "help" getting a rusty nut or bolt off, but if it's really stubborn only heat will prevail.


Agree, usually if possible I let it soak in WD40 overnight, if doesn't do the trick, then I bring the torch out.
pwel12/05/2019 10:05

This has some lubrication properties, leaving a thin protective film and …This has some lubrication properties, leaving a thin protective film and smells better as mentioned above, I spray it on my bike after washing/cleaning it.WD40 is better as cleaning solvent, removing rust, release seized parts.


i use this on the chains of my bike as it got for free from halfords but i have read that it is not the best lubricant for bike chains and can attract dirt to the chain. i am not sure about this but i don't want to waste the cans i got so might as well use it.

it has a really nice smell, almost like men's deodorant, lol i spray it on the bikes in the front drive and the whole drive smell fresh for about 15 minutes.
mutley112/05/2019 11:04

i use this on the chains of my bike as it got for free from halfords but i …i use this on the chains of my bike as it got for free from halfords but i have read that it is not the best lubricant for bike chains and can attract dirt to the chain. i am not sure about this but i don't want to waste the cans i got so might as well use it.it has a really nice smell, almost like men's deodorant, lol i spray it on the bikes in the front drive and the whole drive smell fresh for about 15 minutes.


I have the same impression, I use chain lubricant for the chain. I have an OCD with chain lubrication, back from my dirt bike days and the o ring chains. But I spray the rest of the bike(frame, suspension, brake cables, etc) and as you said, smells fresh ready for the next ride.
Think this is £1.49 at Planet X at the moment. If you are doing an order anyway for their current offers, inner tubes etc then worth adding in there but obviously not worth doing it on its own due to postage costs. Inner tubes from 99p though and good tyres from £2.99.
pwel12/05/2019 11:23

I have the same impression, I use chain lubricant for the chain. I have an …I have the same impression, I use chain lubricant for the chain. I have an OCD with chain lubrication, back from my dirt bike days and the o ring chains. But I spray the rest of the bike(frame, suspension, brake cables, etc) and as you said, smells fresh ready for the next ride.


This isn't really suitable for chains really, though neither is wd40
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SFconvert12/05/2019 13:34

This isn't really suitable for chains really, though neither is wd40


Wd40 has a specialist range. Dry chain lube ect.
£1.50 at planet x - but no free shipping unless you spend over 100 pounds
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bespokebicycle12/05/2019 20:19

£1.50 at planet x - but no free shipping unless you spend over 100 pounds


Makes this deal £98 better value then!
deleted221954012/05/2019 21:01

Makes this deal £98 better value then!


As I said, you have to spend over a £100 to get free shipping, so it isn't for all but to those who can very easily spend over a £100 on cycling paraphernalia you won't find a better price. I work in the bicycle industry so I can very easily spend £100 on Planet X excellent deals on tyres, inner tubes, components and accessories. If I purchase 10 cans that's an extra fiver off an already good price.
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bespokebicycle12/05/2019 21:23

As I said, you have to spend over a £100 to get free shipping, so it isn't …As I said, you have to spend over a £100 to get free shipping, so it isn't for all but to those who can very easily spend over a £100 on cycling paraphernalia you won't find a better price. I work in the bicycle industry so I can very easily spend £100 on Planet X excellent deals on tyres, inner tubes, components and accessories. If I purchase 10 cans that's an extra fiver off an already good price.


I only use the spray to detail my engine bay ect.
possibly better as a lubrciant for a similiar price ? (& a standard price too)

wilko.com/en-…876

poundland which is worse value also have 100ml cans of 3 in 1 oil for £1

another option is to buy a large 5 liter container of sonme type of light oil (eg chainsaw oil)
as itsd much cheaper that way & then buy a small dropper bottle to use it eg

ebay.co.uk/itm…649

at the end of the day though GT85 if used regularly should stop a bike chain from rusting even if its not the best lubricant

you can also first clean your chain with white spirit with this
ebay.co.uk/itm…649
Edited by: "bayhabourbutcher" 12th May
what does it maintain?
Picked a can up in Oxford last week. Great price & doesn't tend to hang around for long round here.
bayhabourbutcher12/05/2019 22:47

possibly better as a lubrciant for a similiar price ? (& a standard price …possibly better as a lubrciant for a similiar price ? (& a standard price too)https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-maintenance-spray-200ml/p/0132876poundland which is worse value also have 100ml cans of 3 in 1 oil for £1another option is to buy a large 5 liter container of sonme type of light oil (eg chainsaw oil)as itsd much cheaper that way & then buy a small dropper bottle to use it eghttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120ML-Oil-Dispenser-Storage-Pot-Long-Nozzle-Plastic-Sewing-Machine-Oiler/183684498171?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649at the end of the day though GT85 if used regularly should stop a bike chain from rusting even if its not the best lubricantyou can also first clean your chain with white spirit with thishttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cycling-Bike-Bicycle-Wash-Cleaner-Chain-Wheel-Tool-Cleaning-Brushes-Scrubber/253375521413?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649



If you have rust already developing on the chains, will the wilko spray be any good?
pwel12/05/2019 11:23

I have the same impression, I use chain lubricant for the chain. I have an …I have the same impression, I use chain lubricant for the chain. I have an OCD with chain lubrication, back from my dirt bike days and the o ring chains. But I spray the rest of the bike(frame, suspension, brake cables, etc) and as you said, smells fresh ready for the next ride.



Does it come up with a nice shine then,is it a push bike?I shall have to try that
phantom197313/05/2019 09:15

Does it come up with a nice shine then,is it a push bike?I shall have to …Does it come up with a nice shine then,is it a push bike?I shall have to try that


Yes, works best if the surface underneath is nice and clean. It's not very greasy so you can ride straight away. I got a few push bikes, both mountain and road bikes, some refurbished vintage bikes, I use it to keep them shiny after a ride or during storage, but if you store them in humid place, needs redoing every couple of weeks. It doesn't do a lot if you are refurbishing an old bike, needs to use stronger stuff to clean the surface and apply this as final coat. I suppose can be used on motorbikes for that showroom shine but nothing more than that.
coolio2813/05/2019 08:36

If you have rust already developing on the chains, will the wilko spray be …If you have rust already developing on the chains, will the wilko spray be any good?


spraying a mildly rusted chain will help the chain run smoother & prevent further rust just like a chain with no rust but it wont remove the existing rust

if your chain is very rusty then you can either

1) replace it with minimal DIY skills (see youtube) - the cheapest chains you can buy on ebay only cost around £4 but maybe wont last as long as a better quality chain - if you are lazy about maintenance & dont cycle that much then replacing the chain around once a year & not bothering with lubrication is the simplest option

alternatively

2) you can remove rust from a rusty chain by first removing it & cleaning of the oil with something like white spirit then dunking the chain in some type of mild acid for a few hours eg white vinegar - before you remove it from the acid solution use an old toothrbush to clean the chain of residual rust (the rust should have turned black in colour) - after you remove it from the acid solution it is absolutely essential to dry the chain & reoil immediately to stop new rust from forming

the simplest thing anybody can do to prevent rust is it to always leave the bike indoors - leaving in a (damp) shed will be not be as good as leaving indoors
Edited by: "bayhabourbutcher" 13th May
bayhabourbutcher13/05/2019 10:36

spraying a mildly rusted chain will help the chain run smoother & prevent …spraying a mildly rusted chain will help the chain run smoother & prevent further rust just like a chain with no rust but it wont remove the existing rustif your chain is very rusty then you can either 1) replace it with minimal DIY skills (see youtube) - the cheapest chains you can buy on ebay only cost around £4 but maybe wont last as long as a better quality chain - if you are lazy about maintenance & dont cycle that much then replacing the chain once a year & not bothering with lubrication is the simplest optionalternatively 2) you can remove rust from a rusty chain by first removing it & cleaning of the oil with something like white spirit then dunking the chain in some type of mild acid for a few hours eg white vinegar - after you remove it from the vinegar it is absolutely essential to dry the chain & reoil immediately to stop new rust from forming


Thank you, I’ll try option 2 first and see if that works.
I use this more as a water displacer on my bike chain after riding in wet conditions. Was told by a lot of friends to never use it as actual chain lube because it wouldnt lube the chain in the same way as proper chain lube
Lol at people wasting time restoring chains. Just buy a new one, they're not expensive! If you're only into casual riding a £4 one from Tesco will do.

I do thousands of miles a year on my road bike and have never really put any time into chain maintenance. A dry chain is something like 98% of the effeciency of a lubed one. Not a big deal to have perfect lube. People that clean stuff after every ride are wasting their time. If I really want to get stuff clean I'll take parts off and spray them in bowl with high strength degreaser, not rubbish like muc-off.

I seem to remember one of the GCN riders who did actually clean his bike with WD40 also used it as a chain lube. Because he was cleaning it all the time he just sprayed it one to clean, wiped off the link and and then left it to dry.
Thanks OP!
pwel13/05/2019 09:56

Yes, works best if the surface underneath is nice and clean. It's not very …Yes, works best if the surface underneath is nice and clean. It's not very greasy so you can ride straight away. I got a few push bikes, both mountain and road bikes, some refurbished vintage bikes, I use it to keep them shiny after a ride or during storage, but if you store them in humid place, needs redoing every couple of weeks. It doesn't do a lot if you are refurbishing an old bike, needs to use stronger stuff to clean the surface and apply this as final coat. I suppose can be used on motorbikes for that showroom shine but nothing more than that.


Cheers,I have a can I found in the garage a few days ago,I shall clean my bike and then polish later today
GT85, like all WD40 clones, is a solvent. It's not meant for spraying on your chain unless you want to *remove* the lubricant from the chain (i.e., to clean the chain).
The lubrication it offers is limited, in the form of PTFE. Which isn't quite enough for heavy metal-on-metal action (phwoar).

It's good for cleaning and "protecting" your bike. The PTFE coating it leaves behind is hydrophobic, which will make water run off the bike. That's what lots of people use it for.

But don't spray your chain unless you've got a shabby bike you don't really look after. And avoid using it with the plastic straw unless you know where you're spraying, as the formula is designed to penetrate deep (phwoarrrr). Avoid anywhere near cartridge or sealed bearings around the hub, headset, or bottom bracket. You'll do more harm than good.

I ended up following advice online about 2 years ago saying to clean the chain, oil it up, then spray it with a nice coating of GT85 to keep water out...silly me. Basically meant all the hardwork oiling the chain was for nought.
Absolutely Best stuff for UPVC double glazing hinges. I spray them all every 6 months free and easy movement stops sticking when they dry out after installation. I know two UPVC Repair people who use nothing else too!!
I'll never put this on high speed chain! Imagine running your bike at second gear on 16k RPM...what would happen if the chain break because of low cost chain lube?
Love the smell of this, they should make a car air-freshner
as others have said GT85 is a water dispersant, use it to clean and it offers a small amount of lubrication, but always use a heavier oil after use of GT85, I find a cheaper and more effective way of cleaning is using white spirit with a toothbrush or specialist cleaning brushes before spraying with GT85 afterwards to disperse the dirt/white spirit. I then apply oil to all moving parts. If your chain is streched and corroded it is not worth cleaning. Purchase a new one.
Edited by: "bespokebicycle" 15th May
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