Why use a CF3?
Every workshop has a spray can these days. Simply, its quick and easy to spray lube onto a bike when servicing it.
However, most spray cans are difficult to recycle, and they contain numerous toxic nasties, including PTFE/Teflon.
This is not only bad for 'the environment', but the immediate workshop environment, and therefore your health. Other spray lubes specifically say, 'only use in a well ventilated area' because they are so harmful. Yet, in most workshops, the windows cannot be open all the time - it would get cold. So staff in workshops breath in the stuff, and suffer lung damage.
The CF3 however is different.
Firstly, it doesn't use isobutane or other harmful propellants. It doesn't use CFCs, which damage the ozone layer, but in reality these are never used today anyway, and have been replaced by other propellant gases. The CF3 uses natural air pressure. Air pressure is created by pumping the cap up and down around ten times. Remove the cap, then you can spray for a long time. When the pressure runs out, you can pump up again.
Secondly, its re-usable. The top unscrews so you can re-fill it with Green Oil again and again.
Thirdly, you can take it on a plane unlike other spray lubes. We don't want to promote flying too often, with climate change in mind of course, but unlike other aerosols, you can take your CF3, unpressurised on a jet. Under most authorities, if it contains less than 100ml you could even take it in your hand luggage.
Fourthly, the contents are green. Other spray lubes have a toxic combination of petrochemicals, Teflon and propellant gas. These things are potentially even more harmful when airborne - the result of the aerosol spray. The CF3 however can be used with our award winning, eco friendly Green Oil formula. It can also be filled with White, or our degreaser with 30ml water. The 30ml water dilutes the thick gel and turns it into a degreasing foam when sprayed.
The CF3 is practical, simple, good for the environment, and good for your health.
Get your local bike shop to replace their toxic spray can today!
How to fill your CF3
1. Remove the cover cap
2. Unscrew the collar (shown below in red) of the spray unit, and remove the spray unit.
3. Pour in your fluid*
4. Screw the spray unit back on
*If using Clean Chain degreaser, we recommend 70ml Clean Chain, 30ml water. Of if you can't be bothered to measure accurately, pour in the whole bottle, then half fill the Clean Chain bottle with water. Shake it up (to make sure you get all the Clean Chain out and your money's worth) and pour the contents in to the CF3.
This is important as Clean Chain on its own is very thick.
How to use your CF3
1. Push the cover cap up and down ten to twenty times. This creates air pressure inside the unit
2. Point the spray (little yellow dot) away from you, and towards the target (hopefully your bike, not a cat or your little sister)
3. Push the button
You get around 30 seconds to 1 minutes worth of spray for 10-20 pumps - this is really a long time, as most spray applications are in short bursts. Pumping the cap up and down is quick and easy, and probably good exercise.
How is the Green Oil CF3 green?
It can be used with non PTFE lubricant. It can also be used with Clean Chain, petroleum free degreaser
- Its re-usable - less packaging going to land fill
- No harmful propellant gases are used
- It doesn't cause air pollution - great for your lungs, and the environment
The CF3 spray is a re-usable product, so we wouldn't expect you to throw it away. If you do though, here are the recycling codes. The CF3 should last a really really long time, so if one does break, bring it to us at a trade show, and we'll see what we can do.