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Old 03-28-2012, 07:54 AM   #1
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Default Nitro Cleaer, Brake Cleaner Simple Green

What do ya'll use to clean ? obvious choice is nitro cleaner but it's pricey. Is ABS safe Brake Cleaner RC Safe ? i heard some people say they mix Simple Green with Alcohol and that lasts forever.
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What do ya'll use to clean ? obvious choice is nitro cleaner but it's pricey. Is ABS safe Brake Cleaner RC Safe ? i heard some people say they mix Simple Green with Alcohol and that lasts forever.
I use plain Simple Green and it works fine for me
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A little bit of all the above and the new cleaning products that upgrade has are even better. Depends on what I'm cleaning.
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Wouldn't rubbing alcohol help the Simple Green mixture evaporate ?
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Wouldn't rubbing alcohol help the Simple Green mixture evaporate ?
That is what I do. It does help to evaporate the Simple Green. If I don't use the alcohol the Sime Green leaves a film on everything.
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You might want to add just a little WD-40 to that too as a rust inhibitor.
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thanks guys, i'm going to try that tonight, i'll let u know how it goes !
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Simple green on the car
Maxima suspension clean on shocks, engine, diffs, (anything oily)
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AT HOME: Simple green and Rubbing Alcohol. I will use Prep & Shine but not necessary.

AT the TRACK: I use Kalguard Products. They can be expensive and thats why I only use them at the track.

Last year cleaning products cost me: $130 for the year. 2 gallons of Simple Green and a few cans of Kalguard stuff,
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I use water and a rag/toothbrush. If things get nasty (I tear the car down after every race day) I'll use soap/water on individual parts (center diff, fuel tank, chassis brace). I've been thinking about trying the Kalguard products to assist with repelling dirt.
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Simple green mix with a little bit of water and Wd-40 does the work for me. I spray it all over the car and pass a toothbrush over it. Then water it down very quick to take off the dirt. Last step i do is spray the simple mixture again and let it dry. The car looks brand new and my screws wont get rusted.
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you still have to take the suspension apart to get all the dirt build up on the hinge pins using the simple green?
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