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Old 07-28-2011, 10:21 PM   #1
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Does anyone use this intesad of motor spray? If so what brand and where do you buy it?
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Definately DO NOT use brake cleaner. Use CRC QD electronic cleaner. It's plastic and epoxy safe. Any AutoZone will have it.
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Definately DO NOT use brake cleaner. Use CRC QD electronic cleaner. It's plastic and epoxy safe.
thats actually false. you can you brake cleaner but it HAS to be non-Chlorinated Brake Cleaner. CRC electronic cleaner is good but Kalgard contact cleaner is about the same price for 2oz more. both are great products tho, i buy them cases at a time
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Wearever makes a great brake parts cleaner that doesn't react to most plastics. Never tried it on Lexan though. It is the cheapest Non-Chlorinated stuff I have found, and seems to be safe on everything I have used it on. Advanced auto parts carries it here
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I usually hit my Napa store and get the Mac's electronics cleaner, seems like they are on sale alot here!
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If you watch the sales at Blains Farm & Fleet, you can get the CRC contact cleaner or either clorinated or non-clorinated brake cleaner for $199 a can on sale. I am fortunate enought to have a Farm & Fleet store close to home.
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If you watch the sales at Blains Farm & Fleet, you can get the CRC contact cleaner or either chlorinated or non-chlorinated brake cleaner for $1.99 a can on sale. I am fortunate enough to have a Farm & Fleet store close to home.
Sorry, I had to correct a few things there-hope you don't take offense..

I have been using Gunk brand non-chlorinated cleaner for a few years now, and it works well. Only complaint is it has a stronger odor, so indoor use will bring a few complaints. It is cheaper than most and has a lot of psi. I also wouldn't recommend using it on lexan body parts..
http://gunk.com/products/cat_det.asp
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Been using non-chlorinated brake cleaner for years and never had issues with plastic's melting or anything like that.
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I've had the same can of performance plus for 3 years.
Only used some b/c I was running out some old brushed motors.
There is so little call for motor spray now.
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I've had the same can of performance plus for 3 years.
Only used some b/c I was running out some old brushed motors.
There is so little call for motor spray now.
Yeah unless you want to clean chassis/electronics components for mounting with double sided tape, or clean bearings or cvd's for rebuilds, or clean shock parts after removing the o-rings, or clean transmissions for rebuilds, or cleaning the threads of screws so the loctite works better, or cleaning tire beads before gluing, or cleaning lexan bodies for stickers, or if you want to clean the left over flux on a fresh solder joint. Yeah your right motor spray has almost no use now, I will admit that brushless has made my motor spray usage go down, it is still a catch all solvent that is perfect for this hobby. The only time I won't have a can of motor spray in my r/c stuff is when I run out and have to get another can.

As was stated earlier the CRC QD electrical contact cleaner is exactly the same as the hobby brand motor sprays and is safe on all r/c car parts, including Lexan (which non-chlorinated brake parts cleaner is not safe on). It can be found at most auto parts stores, so if I am elbow deep in a rebuild and it is post LHS hours, I swing by the local auto parts store to pick up a can.
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Auto Zone (Brand) brake cleaner doesn't hurt anything on R/C cars, not even
the lexan bodies. Been using it on my R/C cars for over 25 years...

PS: I buy it by the case's when Auto Zone has sales on it and it is dirt
cheap when they have a sale. If I buy 2 or 3 case's it lasts till the next
sale LOL"
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