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Old 11-20-2005, 11:57 PM   #1
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ok i just ran out of motor cleaner spary

and i cant go to my LHS

and i was wondering if i can make my own motor cleaner

or replace motor cleaner with somthing else

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Old 11-21-2005, 07:49 AM   #2
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We have all been there before your working on your motors and run out of your favorite motor cleaner! Your local hobby shop is closed or is to far away to make it worth your time to get just a can of motor cleaner.

Take a trip to your local Wal-Mart they have a brake cleaner with a brand name of Primus in a green, red and black can. Make sure it says non-chlorinated that is key if you are going to use any other cleaner on your motors and around your other R/C equipment.

I have used the Primus brake cleaner in place of electric motor cleaner with no I’ll effects for years.

You can also use mild dish soap in warm water, I use Dawn…..NO water will not harm your motors, just make sure to rinse your motor of the soap. Make sure your motors are dry before you use them. Shake them out and let air dry on a paper towel or use an air hose or caned air.
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:37 AM   #3
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Isn;t motor spray over rated in any case, or is that over used!? ...
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THANKS

is Primus brake cleaner a spary for ''real car'' brakes
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what about engine degreaser

or does it leave oil on the armature/motor

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Old 11-21-2005, 08:46 AM   #6
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The brake cleaner mentioned is used on real cars,

I like to use lighter fluid/fuel its very cheap and does a good job, a great replacement for motor cleaner.
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what kind od fuel/fluid

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I have used carb/choke cleaner for spraying my motors. I have never had any problems using it either. I got the idea from some fellow racers who hated the motor spray price.

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lighter fluid being the fuel used in Cigarette lighters
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LOL

where would you get that
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How in the world does lighter fluid not ignite when running the motor? I mean, you've got sparks readily available between the comm and brushes. I can just see someone's hand and motor going up in a ball of flame as he runs out of the building screaming like Homer Simpson. "But the guys from the forums said it was a good motor cleaner alternative!"
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Motor spray will ignite too. The key is to let it evaporate before firing it up.
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How in the world does lighter fluid not ignite when running the motor? I mean, you've got sparks readily available between the comm and brushes. I can just see someone's hand and motor going up in a ball of flame as he runs out of the building screaming like Homer Simpson. "But the guys from the forums said it was a good motor cleaner alternative!"
u let the lighter fluid dry off b4 u run the motor. lighter fluid also is good for cleaning off tires
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Hehe, I don't know about you guys, but I've never waited. In fact, as a general practice, I've always run the motor while spraying it. I guess I should be prepared, or else I may be screaming out of the building like Homer Simpson.
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