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Old 09-19-2005, 09:43 PM   #1
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motor spray and comm drop alternatives

hi. i got motor shot from duratrax, costs about $10bux... i was wondering if there are any cheaper alternatives... wd40, degreaser?

also any alternatives to comm drops.... use 3in1 Oil?, mobil 1, transmission oil, Auto Trans Oil, marvel mystery oil?

anyway to make this hobby a bit more cheaper would be much welcomed

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Old 09-19-2005, 09:53 PM   #2
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wow, we only pay about $5.00 (US) for that brand in our hobby shops

i use "non-clorinated" brake cleaner (spray can), i get mine at Walmart, and auto parts stores at $1.98 to 2.99 a can. but that's in the U.S.

non-clorinated means it can be safely used on electric parts

comm drops, i recommend not using them

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Old 09-19-2005, 09:59 PM   #3
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Or some places sell it for like 3 cans for 10 bucks, but the walmart stuff will work. You just can't get anything to strong. LIke that brake stuff will take paint off your bodie!!! So make sure its the other stuff. Or if you can find electrical cleaner, i don't know if that is cheaper but it will be safe for your stuff.
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wow, we only pay about $5.00 (US) for that brand in our hobby shops

actually i paid $13.50USD

i'll look for those electrical cleaners at kmart

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Old 09-20-2005, 03:19 AM   #5
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actually i paid $13.50USD

i'll look for those electrical cleaners at kmart

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My god!!!

We usually get ours at $5-6....ITs expensive,so use it sparingly enough to clean what ever you're cleaning...!

Comm drops I hear that engine oil is good.But I still go recommand getting from a hobby brand.Cause they are specailly formulated for our use.And I had my old old comm drops every since I started this hobby.Still like 1/2 a bottle leeft.I started this hobby about 7-8yrs ago btw...
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Old 09-20-2005, 09:26 AM   #6
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Try some Remington Gun Oil as com drops
One or 2 drops does the trick.
Our best motor builder in the house swears by this stuff.
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where do we get that stuff??
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:05 PM   #8
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Use CRC Co Contact cleaner for motors.

Leaves them totally clean and grease free and no residues.

Pretty sure its available in Aus.
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Prolong for bushing lube and com drops
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Use CRC Co Contact cleaner for motors.

Leaves them totally clean and grease free and no residues.

Pretty sure its available in Aus.
Dont use this stuff on plastic like speedys as it will eat the plastic, I know for experance
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actually i paid $13.50USD

i'll look for those electrical cleaners at kmart

cheers
dude, learn how to determine exchange rates,

australian dollars is weaker than USD,

AUS$10 = USD$7.68

so USD$5.00 compared to USD$7.68 is not that much if you take into consideration we are on the other side of the world and taxed much higher than in the states,
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dude, learn how to determine exchange rates,

australian dollars is weaker than USD,

AUS$10 = USD$7.68

so USD$5.00 compared to USD$7.68 is not that much if you take into consideration we are on the other side of the world and taxed much higher than in the states,
wow u r so smart rod ... me too dum

"dude" we pay $15 to $18 AUD for it here, so that is about $10USD to $13.50USD

if you know where i can get it for $10AUD i would like to know....

we are in a american based website, so i quote USD.... doooouuuh
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Old 09-20-2005, 11:22 PM   #13
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In my experience, comm drops are more of a detriment than an aid. They tend to make things wear out faster, and can make the comm very gummy.

The only exception is a product called Tribo. I've had both positive and negative experiences with the stuff, mostly positive. Apparently it is the only product Mike Reedy would let his team use on their comms.

DO NOT use any of the other stuff mentioned in this thread, such as gun oil. Even after trying Tribo(tech) I still prefer to use nothing at all.

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Old 09-20-2005, 11:23 PM   #14
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sorry dude, I must of misread what you wrote, I am sure you wrote that you paid aud$10 for a can,

edit: I paid around $12-13 for a large can of duratrax motor spray. from wings and things,
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i use tribo, but only for on-road... never for off-road.
tribo is more of a lubricant. *most* commdrops are diesel fuel i hear, but i could be wrong. zubaks is a good one too...

but if all possible.. don't use any.
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