Twelve months on from the launch of their General Cleaner the new Proper Degreaser from Proper Cleaner by Guy Martin has been released. Again made with water soluble capsules the degreaser has all the same eco-friendly credentials of the Cleaner.
The team at Guy Martin's Proper Cleaner said that they thought we'd ask "What took so long?” Their answer? "Well, making a degreaser in liquid form is reasonably straightforward & there are plenty of chemical companies in the UK who can do it for you. Send them a sample of one you like, tell them the colour & smell you want and you can have a product quite quickly.
However, it’s not so simple with ourwater soluble capsules. Not only does it have to clean correctly & not attack your finishes, it must mix evenly in the bottle, have the correct consistency to go through the machine and not dissolve the sachets. On top of that, we made it thicker, or more viscous, than the General Cleaner. This stops it running off the surface as quickly & onto the ground before it had a chance to do its job!"
The Proper Degreaser is sold either as a ‘Starter Pack’ which includes a 750mm bottle and two capsules of cleaner for £10 which makes up 1.5L of degreaser. Or you can buy the capsules alone (two pack) for £8.50 if you already have a bottle you can use. The theory behind this is, that the reusable bottle only needs to be shipped once with the sachets of cleaner used to refill the bottle being a darn sight smaller and lighter to ship around the world. Less weight, less room, less fuel, less CO2 etc. The carbon footprint of the cleaner is further reduced by the fact that it is capsules that are sold rather than a bottle of fluid cleaner, meaning there is no need to ship weighty water, you add that straight from your hose at home.
Proper Degreaser is mixed up in the same way as the General Cleaner, insert capsule in the bottle and fill with water, then just wet what you want to clean. Spray the degreaser onto your chain, cassette, chainring or anything else you need to be degreased. Give it 3 - 4 min to work, a quick scrub with a brush or chain cleaning machine & rinse off with water. Simple as that!
Proper Degreaser Info
Starter Pack: £10 for 1.5 litres. (£6.66 per litre)
Refill Pack: £8.50 for 1.5 litres. (£5.66 per litre)
- Ideal for cleaning Chains, Cassettes & Chainrings
- Safe on Paint, Anodising, Plastics and Rubber Seals
- Alkaline based & contains no solvents, acids or CFCs
- The liquid is 100% biodegradable, vegan friendly and is produced under the Eco Label
- Capsules can be used up to 3 years after the date on the back of the resealable pouch
- Not tested on Nigel the Dog or his mates.
- Designed, tested and manufactured in the UK.
Available now through www.guymartinproper.com
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