I´ts a darn hassle to clean all the old grease, dirt and other junk from all the small parts you need to have cleaned before putiing the bike back together. Or to paint it. So what is the best way? Dishwasher? It works but there might be some saying if the wifey found a "fork" with some other forks. She may even reason that it´s NOT the same thing even if it is grease on all of them. Grease is grease, right? Ha? If I had running water in my garage, I propably would get a dishwasher, but unfortunately I don´t. Brake cleaners or other stuff like that? Don´t like them. Sh*t spreads all around and you still can´t get rid of everything. And the brushing you need to do anyway gets your new outfit all dirty. Mediaplasting? Awful hassle AND gets rid of the "oh so beautiful" rust also. That´s a no no! Electrolysis? Been there, done that. Works fine sometimes but who has the nerves to wait that long!!! Not me, anyway. And still there is some resedue. Burning/heating? Sometimes good, sometimes a no no. I´ve heard that plastic does not work well with heat. Hmmm.... So, what´s your take on this? There are businesses that can take care of this problem but that´s not what I`m looking for. I´d still would like to do it by myself. Ideas???