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Old 06-22-2017, 07:04 PM   #1
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What do you guys use to clean silicone grease leakage off of diffs?

I tried a few chemicals but it doesn't get it off as easily and still leaves trace amounts.

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Trace amounts don't tend to matter.

If you want to get them super clean, degreaser - citrus is fine - in an ultrasonic cleaner works well.
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What do you guys use to clean silicone grease leakage off of diffs?

I tried a few chemicals but it doesn't get it off as easily and still leaves trace amounts.

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motor spray, or lighter fluid
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If I want really clean I use simple green with old toothbrush than spray with some brake cleaner and wipe it off the best i can.
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Thanks for the tips guys
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What do you guys use to clean silicone grease leakage off of diffs?
I tried a few chemicals but it doesn't get it off as easily and still leaves trace amounts.
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Which type of material do you want to clean?
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Brake cleaner does the job. I would suggest to get rid of the leakage first
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cleaning gum works better than anything and doesnt harm plastic.
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cleaning gum works better than anything and doesnt harm plastic.
Also, carbon fiber plates don't like solvents at all !
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I used to use naptha to clean out my 1/8th scale offroad diffs. I've never had it harm plastics but it is a solvent and never had a reason to use it carbon fiber.
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I used to use naptha to clean out my 1/8th scale offroad diffs. I've never had it harm plastics but it is a solvent and never had a reason to use it carbon fiber.
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In the USA the brake cleaners I came across seemed to contain nasty ingredients, and using them in anything other than an open air came close to making me feel sick.
If you can get hold of Wurth, it contains Naptha, like lighter fluid, which should be fine for cleaning without effecting the plastics. Just don't let it get on any silicone O-rings etc as they'll swell up.
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I would avoid brake cleaner. It can eat away at rubber and some plastics. Far less harsh chemicals that will work just fine. Simple green, WD40, etc. Havent tried it, but a baking soda/water paste might even work.
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I would avoid brake cleaner. It can eat away at rubber and some plastics.
That's why everyone uses Wurth brake cleaner
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