R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-09-2007, 09:27 AM   #1
Tech Master
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Planet Earth, 3rd Planet from the Sun
Posts: 1,119
Trader Rating: 38 (100%+)
Default What is Nitro Spray Really?

I've been using various nitro sprays to clean my engines off.

I'm thinking this stuff isn't some original formula, Its probably a re-packaged automotive product either carb cleaner or brake cleaner...

Anyone know for sure or if one of these others would do just as good a job without damaging any of the sensitive carb parts?
JQ Products "Le Car" - 3 of them. Primary, back-up, and spares car
Bunch of "classic" Schumachers
Tamiya - Leopard 2A6, Tiger 1
HPI - Blitz
bushyar15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 09:45 AM   #2
Tech Initiate
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 27
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)

I use brake cleaner from the auto store on my engines with no problems.
bassmaster345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 09:50 AM   #3
Tech Adept
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 243
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)

non clorified brake cleaner and simple green and wd-40 and an air compresser those are my cleaning methods. dont waste youre money on nitro spray brake cleaner works just as good just make sure its non-clorified it will say it on the side of the can.
roscoe71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 05:08 PM   #4
Tech Fanatic
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lincoln Park-Chicago
Posts: 881

Non-chlorinated brake spray. Fleet Farm or Farm & Fleet has it in the big cans for like $2 sometimes!
satoch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 05:32 PM   #5
Tech Regular
Unsober1's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 315
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)

+1 on the brake cleaner.......

But nothing beats the cleaning and values of good ol' simple green

buy a big concentrated jug for like $10 and it will last the house and an entire RC season
Unsober1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 06:15 AM   #6
Tech Initiate
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 45

when i clean my engines on the outside, i cap all the openings with gmk supply engines caps (fuel inlet, air inlet, exhaust) and spray the whole thing down with ether(starting fluid). walmart always has it for under $2 a can. if it is really nasty take a tooth brush to the bad spots after shooting it with ether and then 1 last shot of ether and you have a very clean engine with no damage done to the orings.

ether also works well for removing silicone oil from shocks, diff parts, etc..

T Green is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 09:05 AM   #7
Tech Master
jkirkwood's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,234
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)

+1 on the ether.
jkirkwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 09:45 AM   #8
Tech Regular
KForce's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 306
Trader Rating: 2 (75%+)

fumes are dangerous? i think he meant to say fumes are fun! lol specially after spraying down your car and painting a body with doors and windows closed... :P
Team TQ Fuel

OS Speed Engines
Panther Tires

CRCRC Raceway Webmaster
FullThrottle Raceway Webmaster
KForce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 12:07 PM   #9
Tech Elite
joe of loath's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Posts: 4,857
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)

i use bike cleaner. one big bottle for 6 bikes and 2 rc cars :d
HPI E-Firestorm - Tamiya TA05 racer (carbon chassis, 10.5 brushless etc) - LRP Blast S10 BX - Revo 2.5r truggy conversion (in progress)
joe of loath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 12:35 PM   #10
Tech Addict
associatedguy's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 714
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)

I've always used carb cleaner on my motors with mo problems. For everything else, I use simple green.
CEN Matrix FRE Buggy
Novarossi P5 with a 9886 pipe
KO Helios w/ spektrum
associatedguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 01:09 PM   #11
Tech Elite
Jason Halvorson's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Grand Forks ND
Posts: 3,955
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Jason Halvorson Send a message via MSN to Jason Halvorson

first i use carb clean on the entire can and then i use wd-40 on the entire car...tooth brush the nasty parts, then blow off with compressed air....
Jason Halvorson is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ZOMG SPRAY SPRAY Nx Chad_R40 Chat Lounge 1 06-23-2005 04:49 PM
want to buy a spray gun for rc bodies maddog0118 Painting, Designs, Graphics and Photography 6 05-05-2005 01:53 PM
over spray corvettecrazy Painting, Designs, Graphics and Photography 10 08-07-2003 12:50 PM
My First Spray Job mrbee2828 Painting, Designs, Graphics and Photography 7 03-05-2003 08:26 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. It is currently 12:18 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net