Cleaning Solvent for Fork Internals?

DIY suspension people,

What cleaning solvent do you recommend for using on the front fork internal parts?

Automotive Cold Parts Cleaner?

Diesel Fuel?


Mineral Spirits?



I'm not a suspension people, but have used diesel and tranny fluid with good results. :)

I've used old 2 stroke mix with no bad results, but like to use kerosene if I have it. I'm sure the seasoned brain surgeons here will have all kinds of better recommendations but this has always worked for me, and I've done it quite a few times.

mineral spirits. :)

The instruction tape that came with my Race-Tech gold valves just says use solvent.

Kerosene works great. :)

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