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Old 04-12-2008, 10:32 AM   #16
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Naptha will not hurt plastics...

Naptha will not hurt plastics...

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Old 04-12-2008, 10:33 AM   #17
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thanks imaxx you answered my question before i even typed it
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:35 AM   #18
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ive even watched dudes clean their diff o-rings in the jar with no ill effects...
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:42 AM   #19
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hey imaxx...make it easy on me. what can't i clean with Naphta??
no seriously...will it damage anything cause Nitro Blast is freakishly priced so i started used Brake Parts cleaner from the local auto supply house and seemed to work as well....
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Imaxx is right, naphtha (lighter fluid) won't attack most plastics. I tend to use acetone myself to clean the metal hardware on my car, which WILL attack plastic, so I have to segregate plastic & metal. The advantage with acetone is that it evaporates fast & doesn't leave any residue on your parts like naphtha does; not necessarily a bad thing on gears but bad for screws.
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i guess i will get some naphta and acetone...thanks
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well i only use it to clean the diff gears...

i use simple green on everything else, then the garden hose, then WD40
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Not sure about other brands, but Mugen and Kyosho diff cases are not harmed by Acetone. Even the diff gasket comes out fine. It comes out oil free like a new one.
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I always had good luck using about 3 oz of dawn with about 5 oz of hot water in a jar. Drop in the parts (except bearings) and give it a good shake then just let it sit for a bit, but not long enough for the water to cool off much. Pour the whole mess through a big tea strainer and give it a good rinse with more hot water. I toss everything out on a clean rag and use my heat gun to dry it all off. If you are real anal, a q-tip is about all you'll need to get the diff cup spotless and a quick wipe with a rag or paper towel will take care of everything else. The bearings all get put on a folded paper towel and soaked with denatured alcohol then wiped clean.

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petrol or thinners is da best
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