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Old 02-26-2009, 02:52 PM
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My Slash is my first electric vehicle in a loooong time and I have question about motor spray. I am curious if you can use any kind of electric motor spray or if it HAS to be hobby specific? I has some of this out in the garage and was wondering if I can use it on my RC motors?

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I would use the hobby grade stuff just to be safe. That stuff may work but it is a different formula, RC motor spray is most definitely flammable while that is not.
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I used that stuff before and it's fine... It will not hurt the epoxies on the wires or magnets which is what is most important.

It cost about the same... so you might as well buy the rc grade stuff if given the choice.

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Ok. I was just wondering since I had it. The closest hobby shop is about 35 miles from me and I dont get there that often. Next time I am there I will pick some up just to be safe.
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I would stick with the hobby grade cleaner because it is specific to the application. The solvents in commercial grade cleaners may be too strong for the rc motors. You can always try tower or any other on line hobby shops and have a can or two shipped to you. Just my .02
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Electonic motor spray is motor spray, same stuff. Pay $8 a can for hobby brand stuff or $4 a can for CRC Electromotive at the autoparts store. Choice is yours.
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If you're trying to extend the life of the Titan 12T, don't bother. Just break it in correctly and run it till it dies. If you're using an aftermarket modified motor, then clean it. I use Power Shot from the hobby shop. 8.99 a can...
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If your hobby shop is charging $8.99 you should talk to them about finding a cheaper brand. That is way too much! Out here we only pay $4.99 a can.


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Im a buyer for a car making company, i buy that by the box and they also have a conctact cleaner thats is exactly the hobby grade spray, I use both no problems in years. I use the contact cleaner even inside electronics.Home depot sells them both.

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Thanks for the comments fellas! I think Ill just use what I have til I make it to the hobby shop. I do realize this isnt a precision motor but keeping it clean cant hurt it any.
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Dont' forget to oil the bushings after you clean the motor out.


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My Slash is my first electric vehicle in a loooong time and I have question about motor spray. I am curious if you can use any kind of electric motor spray or if it HAS to be hobby specific? I has some of this out in the garage and was wondering if I can use it on my RC motors?

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Many of my racing buddies are using that... Since its for electronics stuff.

But as many stating here, should use RC specific sprays to be save. But I will have no issue just trying it out. It looks like a cheap alternative.
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I use Nulon brakeclean. I know net parrots will disagree with me but it actually says on the can that it's also for cleaning electric motors.
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any electrical spay is fine go to pepboys and pay 4-5$ insyead of 7-8$ for the same thing. defitnatly re-oil the bushings though that is nessecery
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$8.99!! You can buy a 12T Titan off fleabay for that price.
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