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Old 03-20-2009, 11:28 AM   #16
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Walmart has it as well, in the paint section beside the paint thinner etc.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:15 PM   #17
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why use de-natured alcohol and not plane old rubbing alcohol ??????
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:02 PM   #18
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why use de-natured alcohol and not plane old rubbing alcohol ??????
you can , it just contains water and i usually dont like to use water in my cleaning process . everything starts to oxidize and bearings dont last as long
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:26 PM   #19
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simple green mixed with denatured alcohol mixed with wd 40 and blow it off with air
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:28 PM   #20
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simple green mixed with denatured alcohol mixed with wd 40 and blow it off with air
ya , what he said
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i would have to disagree with ya monty i would have to say the orange pledge does a way better job with the shine effect .
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I tried the Odonnel cleaning foam that comes in a spray bottle, and have to say that it's not bad at all. I wonder if it's from mx community or a item from mountain bikes that is repackaged for us at a increased price. Worked great, plastics look good as new.
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i would have to disagree with ya monty i would have to say the orange pledge does a way better job with the shine effect .
but will it have a fresh orange smell aswell
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heck yea it will
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I've been mixing 50% simple green, 25% denatured alcohol, and 25% water. I Didnt see anybody mention mixing a little water in. Should I just go 50% SG and 50% denatured alcohol? Thanks
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I've been mixing 50% simple green, 25% denatured alcohol, and 25% water. I Didnt see anybody mention mixing a little water in. Should I just go 50% SG and 50% denatured alcohol? Thanks
I would never use water... Just me though. Only time I use water is when scrubbing tires and wheels.
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anybody have any tricks to keep dirt from packing inside rear rims???
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anybody have any tricks to keep dirt from packing inside rear rims???
I have seen wheel scrapers before, I will have to hunt and find the website.
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anybody have any tricks to keep dirt from packing inside rear rims???


http://www.amainhobbies.com/advanced...wheel+scrapers


Here they are for some models.
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WOW I am surprised to see how many people are afraid of a little water. I use the hose to clean mine. have been for years without one single rusted part or fouled bearing(because of water). What I do is remove engine, pipe, radio tray, and tank. Then spray off with the hose, then spray with simple green and scrub with one of those big brushes made for cleaning your real car's wheels. Then I spray with the hose again to rinse, then coat with WD-40 especially the beaings and drive shafts etc. and blow down with the compressor. Then to top it off I spray with orange pledge and blow the excess off. Leavs the car looking like new. Then of corse you gotta clean the tires. I use a bucket of warm water with simple green and a scrub brush. clean the body and wing with the orange pledge. People at the track will think the car is new every weekend.

This is after my cleaning. After a long day of racing. Was pretty bad befor I cleaned it.

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