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Old 12-29-2002, 04:21 AM   #1
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Default Best way to clean electric motor?

Hi guys ive got a nitro engine starter box that has 2 x very dirty 550 motors in it,,,whats the prefered cleaning method for the 550s,,can i strip and clean with turps or degrease with WD40 or something like that,,thanks for ya time,,

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go to your local hobby store and buy some motor cleaner(spray)
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go to your local hobby store and buy some motor cleaner(spray)
If you can, blow them out with compressed air afterwards. Don't forget to re-oil the bushings.
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save yourself some money, go to the local hardware/DIY shop and get some GUNK (or engine degreaser). Thats all Motor Spray is glorified engine degreaser!

although it would be better to strip the motor down, flush all the cack out of it and then re-oil the bearings.

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actually motor cleaner is more like brake cleaner than engine degreaser but some brake cleaners will attack plastics. I only use motor cleaners they are not that much more expensive.
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Brake Cleaner in the UK is methylated spirits, what they using where you live? cos meths is nowt like motor spray.

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I use autoimotive electrical parts cleaner in a spray can called Lektra-Motive (I think) available from the auto parts store. There are other brands available as well. I smells just like the stuff from the hobby shop, but costs half a smuch.
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