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Old 11-16-2004, 06:47 AM   #1
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Clean Diamond tip with motor spray??

Hey guys,

Mite be a silly question....

but was wondering if there was any issues on spraying the tip of my diamond bit with motor spray??

I find that the pressure from motor spray perfect to remove any copper shavings & crap left after a cut.......

I know that diamond is one of the hardest material, but not sure if there was any chemical inside motor spray that would stuff it up......im no material/chemical expert.....

Thanks in advance!
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it's true, diamond is very hard, but it can also be very brittle. The issue is not what you spray on but how you clean off what you have sprayed on. i don't like my diamond tip to be touched by anything other than the comm.

There is an underlying question here - Why do you have to clean it in the first place? Copper cuts very cleanly it should not be leaving any residue on the tip, therefore should not require any cleaning.

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The best way to clean it is to use a soft bristled brush or compressed air. It also leaves a light film of cutting fluid behind to protect the metal part of the bit.
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Thanks for your input guys...

I gave hudy a call and they said that its perfectly fine....any RC motor spray is ok....

however, they did mention that there was a chemical that everyone should watch out for.....i dont remember what it was called..
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Old 11-16-2004, 06:56 PM   #5
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just about any brand of brake cleaner is bad for rc stuf. But i think the Zarbs have some brake cleaner that is like motorspray, but alot cheaper
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