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Old 12-31-2014, 02:13 PM
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Questions?? Motor spray or Brake cleaner?

Might be a bit of a noob question, but really whats the difference? Obviously price, motor spray $7-10, brake cleaner $4-6, and very often on sale for $2 per can. Thoughts?
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Old 12-31-2014, 03:59 PM
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Some brake cleaners will break down the coating on motor windings.. Use electric motor cleaner.
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I've used the non chlorinated type with no problems.
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That's what I was thinking the non-chlorinated, no cfc type. It's safe to use around rubber and plastic. Shouldn't damage windings?
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i use brake cleaner for my motors also motor cleaner is just brake cleaner but labeled for rc cars and costs more. ive used it on traxxas titan motors right before use after break in and i notice they last much longer also
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Originally Posted by rc car freak View Post
i use brake cleaner for my motors also motor cleaner is just brake cleaner but labeled for rc cars and costs more. ive used it on traxxas titan motors right before use after break in and i notice they last much longer also
Any particular brand?
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Old 12-31-2014, 09:47 PM
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On traxxas titan motors, I wouldnt care. they are a disposable motor anyways. I wont use motor spray around any bearing. Its caustic enough to pit the bearing races per AVID.It is made for heavy grease, as in automotive use and strips em dry. I use a cheap citrus cleaner from Walmart or whatever for motors and bearings.
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I hose down my cars with a can of brake clean regularly and then blow them off with a compressor and then repeat with WD40. Car looks literally new after and I've never had a problem. I use the cheap stuff from WalMart.
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