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Old 07-10-2003, 07:35 PM   #16
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i found engine degreaser (and also carb cleaner) in our auto parts store at about half the price of motor spray in our lhs anyway, i tried carb cleaner on my nitro car and the overspray seemed to make the plastic parts "white." the white haze goes away when i wipe the plastic with WD40.

oh well, i think ill try it on my old motors to be safe. at least, i wont as much if the engine degreaser or carb cleaner ruin the bearings or something else
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Old 07-10-2003, 09:12 PM   #17
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Carb and Brake cleaner are very similar to Motorspray but much harsher. In the gun industry we use in place of gun scrub (motor spray equivelant) but it has been known to MELT certain plastics.
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It smells alot like camping fuel, aka Coleman white gas, naptha, etc. Anyone tried using camp fuel?
Yup!
Camping fuel is either methylated spirits, or petroleum spirit.

In Oz, petroleum spirit is called "Shellite"... same as Zippo
lighter fluid. Yes its a fantastic degreaser, works as well as
spraycan motorspray. Camping stores sell it for the stoves.


Methylated spirits ("Metho") can be used to clean cars too, but
it usually has some water dissolved in it. When the alcohol dries,
it leaves the water behind... so your stuff is damp. Don't use it
on electronics!
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Old 07-11-2003, 10:05 AM   #19
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Anyone tried mixing mineral spirits and denatured alchohol?
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Old 07-11-2003, 02:37 PM   #20
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Its not alcohol, or camping fuel (which is basically kerosene) Its not that triethoulcrud, thats the stuff from the auto parts store for cleaning alternators - it works but smells terrible.
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Old 09-22-2003, 03:07 PM   #21
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Trichlorethylene is the main ingredient of motor spray, the other syuff like carbon dioxide is just the propellant. Trichlorethylene is the same stuff they use at dry cleaners ,you might be able to get some there.
anybody else can confirm that?
i found some brake cleaner and it contains that trichlorethylene stuff.. costs bout USD$2.3 for a big can

is it the stuff in motor spray?
it has a big warning saying dont use it on lexan
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Old 09-22-2003, 03:25 PM   #22
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I use Albany brake cleaner from Autozone. If you use brake cleaner get the non clorinated stuff. I only use it on bearings and motors, so I don't know what it would do to lexan.
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I think it has some hexane in it as well.
Most of the Plastic safe cleaners will list Hexane as a major ingrediate. Brake cleaner is generally NOT Plastic safe.
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I just looked on the can of my Fantom Freak motor spray and it doesn't list the contents, but there is a warning stating that it contains 10% of hexane.
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Old 09-23-2003, 12:52 AM   #25
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no problem using brake cleaners as motor spray right?
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Old 09-26-2003, 03:33 AM   #26
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The best stuff I have ever used is a liquid call Shellite. I'm in australia and you can buy it from Woolworths for $2.90 a litre, its like metho or any motor spray, it cleans and evaporates but the best thing is that it doesn't leave ANY residue, i use it on plastics, anodized bitz, carbon fibre, I dunk whole bags of bearings, even gear boxes into it to clean it.

great stuff
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The best stuff I have ever used is a liquid call Shellite. I'm in australia and you can buy it from Woolworths for $2.90 a litre, its like metho or any motor spray, it cleans and evaporates but the best thing is that it doesn't leave ANY residue, i use it on plastics, anodized bitz, carbon fibre, I dunk whole bags of bearings, even gear boxes into it to clean it.

great stuff
if you read above...

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Methylated spirits ("Metho") can be used to clean cars too, but
it usually has some water dissolved in it. When the alcohol dries,
it leaves the water behind... so your stuff is damp. Don't use it
on electronics!
i think having water left behind on electronics isn't a good idea..plus it might cause rust..
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versa - hawker never said he used it on electronics.
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versa - hawker never said he used it on electronics.
when talking bout motor spray, obviously we're talking bout stuff that can be used on motors.

i didnt know motor isn't considered electronics. oh well, learn something new everyday
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I've used it on motors before, but not my my ESC or Receiver
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