Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Auburn, WA 98401
Autosol is a company that makes (very good) car care products. Do you mean that? Or do you mean you spritzed some grease or oil?
If you cannot find that 3M product that Melody suggests (3M is top notch stuff!), you might try going to a hardware store and buying a quart of Toluene. It works well for removing adhesive material but should not remove any clear or paint surface coating. Use rubber or at least latex gloves, and no fair huffing the stuff!
Another possiblity would be to use Trisodium Phosphate in hot water. Buy it in the paint section of the hardware store. It will remove grease from anything. Only warning is: DO NOT LEAVE ON PAINTED SURFACE, REMOVE IMMEDIATELY. But you won't need to worry about fumes.
In the future, I suggest if you need a spritzing thing to remove the grease on your bike, use Turtle Wax (or comparable) bug and tar remover, as it is safe on all paint surfaces, but first try using soap and water or a spray detailing wax like Saeng's "Can Do", or even Fantastic.
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