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Old 11-21-2005, 01:58 PM   #16
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YES motor spray will burn if the motor is running just ask my eye brows. While cleaning motors over a trash can I dropped a motor that was running on 3 cells in the can. LARGE blue and red flames are not fun in the garage. my wife just laughed at me, as I tried to put the fire out with a garden hose.
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Old 11-21-2005, 02:57 PM   #17
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oh ya what about ahlcohle

the stuff that stings
when you put it on a cut on your skin

you know

willl that work to
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Old 11-21-2005, 03:20 PM   #18
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carb/choke cleaner sounds like it might work really well, is there any reason to buy the super expensive motor cleaner, or do these other options work just as well, will carb cleaner hurt the bearings, or any other part of the motor.

Or should i just quit whining and get some proper motor cleaner.

What does eveyrone use; epic 888, duratrax?

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Old 11-21-2005, 05:01 PM   #19
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Save your money just go down to your local K-mart and get a few cans of non chlorinated brake cleaner for $2 a can it's far cheaper and just as good as $5 RC motor cleaner.I always keep a few cans around.
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Old 11-21-2005, 05:43 PM   #20
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but i can get ahlcohle for 50cents a quart and i have already a bunch
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Old 11-21-2005, 06:03 PM   #21
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Lysol BTTC. I thought everybody knew this...
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:27 PM   #22
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what is BTTC
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:28 PM   #23
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basin tub and tile cleaner
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:36 PM   #24
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disassemble motor, spray it onto the arm,can,and endbell, let it soak a minute or scrub with soft toothbrush then rinse each part in warm running water. dry using hair dryer or i use motor spray but the original question....reassemble.
cleans motors like new
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:08 PM   #25
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WOW thanks
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Old 11-22-2005, 12:22 AM   #26
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Alcohol will work.

Better for drinking though....
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:53 PM   #27
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Or use the search function:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...=brake+cleaner
http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...=brake+cleaner

After reading through those the Wearever Brake Cleaner looks like a good solution. The other choice would be the CRC CO contact cleaner...

Never tested any of them...
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Old 11-23-2005, 12:09 AM   #28
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I use Brakleen, comes in a green can, used for cleaning off the brake hardware, rotors, drums, i decided to try some and its great, does not leave the whitness, kind stinks though
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:58 AM   #29
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what i was really trying to do is if i can find somthing in my house that would practicly alwayz be there like lysol(what Dodgersfan said)

thanks for the ideas and tips

but why stop talking lets keep this thread going
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I stopped relying on my LHS to have spray in stock, instead I've switched to Electri-clean found at my local home depot. It says right on the can safe on all plastics and is made specifically for electronics. It must be the same as stuff I was using since it cleans and evaporates very well the same way, just has a different label. I think its made by CRC, and is $2 cheeper than the hobby lable stuff.
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