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Old 02-28-2011, 06:37 PM   #1
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What can i use to clean all the diff oil/grease of the gear box and gears. I try to brush it off with dish soap and simple green. It didnt work. The brush was full of grease/oil and i had to throw it away because it got worst. Can someone tell me what can i use to clean off the grease and diff oil?
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:41 PM   #2
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Tea bag your diffs...

Something along the lines of
http://www.bizrate.com/kitchen-suppl...807472733.html

used in a bath of Naptha, which can be found at your local home improvement store in the paint dpt... DIALED!
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+1 on Naptha, look in the paint section at home depot. Works great on diff oil/grease.
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I'll have to try the Naptha. I've always used denatured alcohol and a stiff toothbrush. Was a little aggravating, but it works
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Nuthin better than a Naptha teabag. Set it in the bath, maybe shake it up a little, let it set for 5 mins, comes out cleaner than new
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Can i get a link of the Naptha? I havent heard of it or seen it. Thanks
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What can i use to clean all the diff oil/grease of the gear box and gears. I try to brush it off with dish soap and simple green. It didnt work. The brush was full of grease/oil and i had to throw it away because it got worst. Can someone tell me what can i use to clean off the grease and diff oil?
Give Kalgard De Greaser a try some of the best cleaner your going to find.
www.kalgard.com
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+1 on the kalgard degreaser, I won some in a raffle at Delta RC and I have been using it ever since... Great stuff
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http://www.amazon.com/Rockler-VM-P-N.../dp/B001G9TGQI
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naptha is the only way to go to clean your diffs...
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Naphtha is also known as camp fuel. If you can't find it in the paint section, check the camping stoves section. Kills silicone diff oils very quickly. I usually take the bearings off the diff and drop the diff case in the naphtha, use the teabag thing for the gears and cross pins.
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is it true naptha can swell some diff housings?
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get one of these:

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalog...elry%20cleaner

then fill it with some of this on a 2:1 ratio w/ filtered water:

http://www.greased-lightning.com/op_multipurpose.html

you can get a nice big jug of it at lowe's or home depot for like $7-8, lasts forever. I throw everything in the ultrasonic, bearings, diff cases, gears, etc. Sometimes I mix in some simple green, greased lightning and a little water. Air compressor for the excess, then good as new.
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One word: DEGREASER. add it to some water and your set
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is it true naptha can swell some diff housings?
Do not use it on o rings or other rubber items.
Since some plastics are made different use caution I've used it on my xray diff housing and it came out ok.
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