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Old 09-09-2007, 08:27 AM   #1
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I've been using various nitro sprays to clean my engines off.

I'm thinking this stuff isn't some original formula, Its probably a re-packaged automotive product either carb cleaner or brake cleaner...

Anyone know for sure or if one of these others would do just as good a job without damaging any of the sensitive carb parts?
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I use brake cleaner from the auto store on my engines with no problems.
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non clorified brake cleaner and simple green and wd-40 and an air compresser those are my cleaning methods. dont waste youre money on nitro spray brake cleaner works just as good just make sure its non-clorified it will say it on the side of the can.
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Non-chlorinated brake spray. Fleet Farm or Farm & Fleet has it in the big cans for like $2 sometimes!
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+1 on the brake cleaner.......


But nothing beats the cleaning and values of good ol' simple green

buy a big concentrated jug for like $10 and it will last the house and an entire RC season
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when i clean my engines on the outside, i cap all the openings with gmk supply engines caps (fuel inlet, air inlet, exhaust) and spray the whole thing down with ether(starting fluid). walmart always has it for under $2 a can. if it is really nasty take a tooth brush to the bad spots after shooting it with ether and then 1 last shot of ether and you have a very clean engine with no damage done to the orings.

ether also works well for removing silicone oil from shocks, diff parts, etc..

THIS MUST BE USED IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA! FUMES FROM THIS ARE DANGEROUS.
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+1 on the ether.
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fumes are dangerous? i think he meant to say fumes are fun! lol specially after spraying down your car and painting a body with doors and windows closed... :P
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i use bike cleaner. one big bottle for 6 bikes and 2 rc cars :d
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I've always used carb cleaner on my motors with mo problems. For everything else, I use simple green.
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first i use carb clean on the entire can and then i use wd-40 on the entire car...tooth brush the nasty parts, then blow off with compressed air....
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