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Old 02-03-2004, 09:50 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning Nitro Goop on Chassis?

Guys - What do you use to clean up the chassis after a days run?

My LHS sells aerosol cans at $6 per can which cleans about one car, but has anyone used WD-40 which has a Kerosene-like carrier or spray mist denatured alcohol?

What's a cheap cleaner?

thanks in advance
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Old 02-03-2004, 09:55 PM   #2
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A nozzle air compressor is the ultimate tool for clean up. Spray down with denatured first, and let 'er rip
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Old 02-03-2004, 10:16 PM   #3
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Guys - What do you use to clean up the chassis after a days run?

My LHS sells aerosol cans at $6 per can which cleans about one car, but has anyone used WD-40 which has a Kerosene-like carrier or spray mist denatured alcohol?

What's a cheap cleaner?

thanks in advance
First off you definately DO NOT want to spray your stuff down with WD-40. Not only can you kill your electronics but the WD-40 will weaken your plastic and eat away at it if you let it sit there. The safest solution is to blow off your car with compressed air as often as possible. If you need a little more then you go to Denatured Alcohol (can be purchased by the gallon at Home Depot for like 9 bucks) then spray with compressed air. The only danger there is to be aware of staying away from any bearings. Once the Denatured Alcohol gets near your bearings you could spray all that dirt right in to them. Pretty much most everyone uses the Denatured Alocohol. You can find it in the painting section!
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I use Denatured Alcohol in a spray bottle.. they are only $10 per gallon...
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Simple green.

Strip the car down, remove bearings/electronics, clean parts with a mix of simple green and water.

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Old 02-04-2004, 12:34 AM   #6
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i just use compressed air after i remove the engine and fuel tank (this is after i have brushed the entire car with a paint brush to get rid of the dust and little sandy particles). i then wipe the upper and under part of the chasis with a rag. the under part is not that clean but i think if i clean it out, it will accumulate the same dirt and stuff after an outing so i dont bother cleaning it that well.
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For me I blast it with air compressor then use Serpent cleaning putty for any excess dirt. Its very useful any dirt will stick to the putty.
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air compressor and Serpent cleaning putty. Once you start using it, you will wonder how you could ever lived without it. If you use any type of fluid to remove stuff from your car, do it very sparingly and never use it anywhere near a ball bearing.
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Default Thanks - good ideas and warnings

Guys - thanks for the heads up, I have a black and decker air compressor to blow up tires, so I'm using that with a spray bottle that I got from Kmart full of denatured alcohol to loosen the
goop.

Seems to work pretty well and cheaper than $6 bucks for an aerosol can at the LHS.

I guess I'm just prissy, but my motorcycles and cars are spotless and I hate grungy toys!
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Old 02-04-2004, 05:29 PM   #10
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i use metholated Spirts and then blast it with the air compessior. The good thing is that if the metho gose into your eletircs the metho just evaperats so it wont hurt all your radio gear. But it will take all the grease out of your bearings. But ive got Rubber Sealed bearings in my car so i just run them dry.

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HI GUYS...THE BEST TO USE IS METHANOL...ITS WHAT DISOLVES THE OILS...(THATS THE GOO(..I USE GLOVES AND AIR....ITS OK TO CLEAN THE RADIO TRAY...BALLOONS GUYS..IT EVAPORATES LIKE METHOLATED SPIRITS AND IN AUSTRALIA, METHANOL IS 80cents PER LITRE AS TO METHO WHICH IS $1.OO PER LITRE..

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Yeah, methanol is cheaper than denatured. $2.50 to $4 a gal at your local race shop.
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