Review: Motorex Power Clean Spray

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Motorex Power Clean Spray is a fast acting degreaser designed to quickly remove impacted dirt and grime. It’s also effective – more than some bike specific blends I’ve used.

In the most literal sense, you can just shake the spray can, aim and detonate. However, this is not the most cost effective way to get the most out of it. For best results, roll out the Power Clean to soften the worst, then follow with a rag or brush. I should also mention that this Motorex remover persists longer than some, thus having more impact.

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Keep in mind that it will remove adhesives as well, so “helicopter tape” – and indeed, unsealed decals – can lift and peel more easily.

In common with formulas such as Weldtite Jet Blast Degreaser, Muc Off High Pressure Fast Drying Degreaser for Chains and Cassettes, and Tru-Tension Cycle Driveline Cleaner, it tends to visibly melt rather than tear down lubricants. wet or waxy.

You still need a little scrubbing to really get everything out of a dirty cassette, for example, but overall performance is good to above average for this type of spray.

In testing face to face, I found it to act faster and more efficiently than Muc-Off, and level anchoring with Weldtite’s Tru-Tension and Jet Blast. I also found a five second explosion (left for 20 seconds) sufficient to remove the chains, cassettes and rings of standard PTFE lubricants.

Speaking of PTFE, heavy-duty maintenance sprays can eventually clog cables and mechanisms, and a shot of Power Clean does better to strip it than something like GT85 (although a quick follow-up shot keeps everything smooth. and mobile).

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It can handle lithium and polymer greases very well, and will also snap a disc back into place with just a few hits – in fact, it looks better than many rotor-specific mixes I’ve used.

Value

£ 11.99 is a little more than many similar aerosol degreasers. Tru-Tension Cycle Drivetrain Degreaser is bike specific at £ 10 for 500ml, Muc-Off Quick Dry Degreaser is £ 14.99 for 750ml (actually a tenner for 500ml too), and Weldtite Degreaser Jet Blast is £ 8 for 500ml.

summary

Motorex Power Clean Spray is a very useful workshop staple that works on most parts of your bike, doesn’t damage anything, and usually earns its slight premium.

Verdict

Effective and gentle degreaser for joints and other sensitive parts of the bike

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Brand and model : Motorex Power Clean Vaporizer

Tell us what the product is for and who it is for. What do the manufacturers say? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

Motorex says, “This powerful cleaner degreases and cleans disc brakes and drive systems without leaving residue.

“Reliably dissolves and removes oil, grease, tar, brake fluid, dirt, etc. Will not attack rubber, plastic or paint. Safe for rubber, plastic and varnish.”

Tell us a little more about the technical aspects of the product?

Motorex says:

Application

Do not apply on cold surfaces.

Benefits

*cleaning

* Contact the cleaner

*dielectric

Remarks

Shake the box before use

Rate the product for build quality:

7/10

Rate the product for its performance:

7/10

Good – and a little better than some of the supposed master blaster aerosols I’ve tested.

Rate the product for its durability:

6/10

If used to speed up cleaning, a little will go surprisingly far. However, as with similar products, if you hope to blitz without brushing / scrubbing, you’ll get there pretty quickly.

Evaluate the product for its value:

5/10

That’s a few pounds more than a lot, but it’s also generally more effective.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its intended purpose

It’s good, and a little better than some.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Versatile, efficient and apparently gentle on all surfaces.

Tell us what you didn’t particularly like about the product

Nothing really.

How does the price compare to similar products on the market, including those recently tested on road.cc?

£ 11.99 is a little more than many spray degreasers. Tru-Tension Cycle Drivetrain Degreaser is bike specific at £ 10 for 500ml, Muc-Off Quick Dry Degreaser is £ 14.99 for 750ml (actually a tenner for 500ml too), and Weldtite Degreaser Jet Blast is £ 8 for 500ml.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider purchasing the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Use this box to explain your overall score

It’s an effective degreaser that’s gentle on gaskets and other sensitive bike parts, and it lasts as good as anything. Its good.

Age: 47 Height: 1m 81cm Weight: 70kg

I usually drive: Rough Stuff Tourer Based on a Univega 4130 MTB frame My best bike is: 1955 Holdsworth Road Path and several others including the Cross and Traditional Road

I have been driving since: Over 20 years I ride: Most days I would classify myself as: Experimented

I regularly do the following types of riding: cyclo cross, commuting, touring, fixed / single speed, mountain bike,


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