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Old 07-08-2003, 03:15 PM   #1
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Default Motor Spray-What's in it

Anyone know what is in motor spray and in what ratios?
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I beleive it is something like tetrachloroethylene and carbon dioxide. Man you know you are too involved in r/c cars when you answer a question like this.
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I thought motor spray was some sort of denatured alcohol (sp)
It doesent say on the can.
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It does on my can. Electra-clean made by CRC. Here's the material safety data sheet on the product.

http://www.crcindustries.com/%5CTempDocs%5C2018.PDF
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I am using a refillab le spray can with denatured alchohol now and want to find a substance closer to lotor spray. The alchohol drys a lot slower and does not clean quite as well.
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try mineral spirits
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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.
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I think it has some hexane in it as well.

It smells alot like camping fuel, aka Coleman white gas, naptha, etc. Anyone tried using camp fuel?
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Noticed any issues with mineral spirits on plastics?
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not really, i wouldnt really use it for plastics though, its great for motors, and cheap.
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For cleaning plastics goto the grocery store and pick up the detergent called dove..dawn, Ajax, or Joy also work.... then mix 1 teaspoon with 2 cups of Oxyl-DiHydride......... This works the absolute best!!!!!


Becareful the state of california hasn't said if the second chemical causes cancer yet...
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Intresting Impactplayer. Alright here's the chemicals I use for cleaning my r/c equipment. For motors and bearings or anything metal I use CRC's electric motor spray, you can get this at Auto Zone or any Car parts store for around $3 a can. Home Depot(hardware store) also sells this product but you will pay $5 per can. Now for bodies or anything plastic, I use Afta's cleaning solvent which can be found at the your local grocery store or drug store and is also $3 for a 4oz. can, the can is small but the can goes a long way as it is in liquid form.
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has anyone used engine degreaser as motor spray? will it ruin the bearings? will it melt the plastic endbell? thanks for any info
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Electric motor spray is cheaper from the auto parts store than degreaser..


Can anyone figure out what chemical Oxyl-DiHydride is????? I don't wanna be the only 1 to get the joke......
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Old 07-10-2003, 07:21 PM   #15
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I got the joke but it should be Dihydrogen Oxide
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