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Old 05-13-2012, 01:28 PM   #1
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What's the antidote for cleaning putty? I have a diff built with it that I need to rebuild. Thanks.
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You can clean it out but it's quite tedious... when I've done it I've tried to soak it in motor spray...which makes a different sort of mess entirely but is managable.

... but it does take some time and I'm sure the motor spray isn't good for any oring/seals in the gear diff...so personally I would leave that gear diff for putty only applications as it might no longer hold oil that well due to compromised orings.
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You can clean it out but it's quite tedious... when I've done it I've tried to soak it in motor spray...which makes a different sort of mess entirely but is managable.

... but it does take some time and I'm sure the motor spray isn't good for any oring/seals in the gear diff...so personally I would leave that gear diff for putty only applications as it might no longer hold oil that well due to compromised orings.
if it like crewing gum u could take gears out and try freezing it or try some goo gone
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I use fresh cleaning putty to clean it out. Just press it in and it will progressively come off.
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I've tried using new cleaning putty. I think the old has broken down too much. Or the fact that I added a few drops of shock oil turned it into a consistency that won't bond well with the new.

I will try the freezing. Its really just the casing that is an issue so I can get a new casing if it doesn't work.

Gonna switch to a spool for a bit anyway but just wanna have it available if necessary.

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Try lighter fluid and a stiff plastic brush. That's what I used, and I was mixing shock oil with the putty as well.
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I used WD40 to break it down then blast it with motor spray.
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