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Old 05-13-2009, 06:02 PM   #1
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Questions?? cleaner for nitro car

i was just wandering what a safe yet effective cleaner would be that you could make or buy without going to your local hobbie shop. any advice would be great.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:04 PM   #2
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Simple Green, or denatured alcohol.


Remove engine and electronics, spray it down with either, rinse it off and let dry.
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I picked up some stuff called Original Bike Spirits from the local MX shop. Has been working great so far.

I try to stay away from Simple Green unless the car is completely torn down. Simple Green can gum things up over time.
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Simple Green for Plastics, Rubber, Lexan bodies, O-rings. Good degreaser on these items.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:59 PM   #5
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I just got to try some of the O'Donnell Buggy Wash, this past weekend, on my 8th scale and I am TOTALLY impressed. I SC1 everything after it is clean too. Keeps the dust and dirt falling off throughout the day at the track and makes cleaning it later, a breeze.

Here's a pic of my RC8 after I was done. P.S. Don't use the OD Buggy Wash on your bodies though. It will haze it. Found that out on my B44 undertray. Not a huge deal there anyways.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:15 PM   #6
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Yes, the odonnell wash is no joke. It works very well. But me being on a budget simple green and wd40 are an rc'ers best friends.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:32 PM   #7
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I USE BRAKE CLEANER. IT WORKS VERY GOOD FOR 2BUCS. JUST MAKE SURE YOU GET THE NON-CHLORINATED KIND. IF YOU GET THE REGULAR KIND (CHLORINATED) IT WILL SOFTEN YOUR PLATIC PARTS. I GET MINE AT WALLYWORLD!!
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i will try a few of those things and see what i like
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ive been using WD40 for awhile now and Ive had no problems, just a very clean ride
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:21 AM   #10
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I mix up some following this, works great!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B7AS...om=PL&index=34
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:57 PM   #11
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ya just from what u guys have told me i mixed up some wd40 and simple green and it seems to work great. thanks
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I have done the simple green thing and it is okay. I just started using Goop engine degreaser (orange can non-scented) and it is awesome. Just spray on let sit 10-15 min and wash. No scrubbing it gets everything; I use it on the body too. It is only about $2.50 a can and I got about 7 cleanings out of it. I bought mine at rural king
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WD40 and Simple green works. You can also try 2/3's simple green, 1/3 denatured alcohol and a cap full maybe 2 of WD40.

+1 on the OD buggy wash. I use that for at the track cleanings, a couple squirts on the front and rear and a blast on my fuel tank, then a little air compressor and yoru ready for the next heat.
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Ive found I like more simple green then alcohol but it works either way. I have found that either combo will ruin a spray bottle after a little while buts thats not a big deal, they are only a few bucks.
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