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Old 09-27-2006, 01:48 PM   #1
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Default shock cleaning solutions (dips)???

Is there a prefered solution that I can dip my plastic shock parts, orings and springs into to clean them during a rebuild?
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Motor spray works awesome for cleaning shocks.
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Don't let motor spray touch your orings though. It'll make them swell up. Orings are cheap enough to be replaced every refill anyway.
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yes motor spay does work well... however it is not good for the o'rings. if you going to use motor spay i would recomend you replace o'ring's every time you clean your shocks.
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I should have asked the question on my first post about the o-rings; will you be replacing them? When I first posted I assumed you would be replacing them with the rebuild, thus not thinking about the effects of the motor spray on them.
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Simple Green works well cleaning off the silicone shock oil.

I have used it on the pistons and shock shafts, and other parts.

Spray it onto a towel and wipe off the parts.

Don't know about the O-rings, I always replace them.

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new TC's come out so frequently these days, who needs to rebuild shocks and diff's?

like the others have said, o-rings are cheap and should be done each rebuild.
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