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Old 02-07-2014, 11:13 AM
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Is there something I can get at home depot or automotive store that is the same as the rc motor/cleaner spray with a cheaper price tag? I figure like most products there is a like product without the rc name brands and prices on it.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:18 AM
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I actually have used aerosol contact cleaner, used in electronics, to flush out both brushed and brushless motors. Works great, just remember to oil bushings/bearings after.
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Electrical contact spray. I have a whole case of it.
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Electrical contact spray. I have a whole case of it.
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I use that for all of my brushed motors, it works great and my wallet feel happy too
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You want to use this stuff. It is safe on plastic also not all of the sprays are. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000BXOGNI You can get it at Walmart or auto places like autozone or pepboys. I think it's cheapest at Walmart.
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You want to use this stuff. It is safe on plastic also not all of the sprays are. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000BXOGNI You can get it at Walmart or auto places like autozone or pepboys. I think it's cheapest at Walmart.
Yup, that's what I was going to say.

I use that stuff for just about everything. It's lexan safe too.

Back in the brushed motor days, I'd have a case in hand at all most all times.
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Be careful about what you spray the "plastic safe" electronics cleaner with. I had used it on hundreds of motors and esc's over the years then one day recently was cleaning an esc and the case literally crumbled to dust in seconds. It also hazed the circuit board badly. I had used that cleaner on that brand many times in the past when the company was under different ownership but when I called them they told me (quote "we use the best plastic, it must have been the spray") BUNK. I have since used that spray on dozens of other electronic items with zero issues. Turns out the only plastic it has ever ruined over the decades was that ONE.
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Thanks, I will grab a few cans.
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