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Old 10-18-2010, 06:31 PM
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Can you use it on your rc? I'm thinking mostly for getting the crap out of the shocks.
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:26 PM
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Never tried it myself but heard that if you make sure it's the non chlorinated kind it'll be o.k.
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:15 PM
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dnt use break cleaner to clean sealed bearings is what i have ben told it eats the seal and dnt use it on motor bearings
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:36 PM
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dont use brake cleaner. it is to harsh removes all oil from bearings. can end up with motor problems. Also it can make some plastics britel..
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:59 PM
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I have used brake part cleaner without any major problems. I would avoid spraying it on bearing but if you do just but some oil in them. I don't believe it makes parts more brittle. IMO
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I use it and it works awesome. Cleans bearings better than anything, just have to give them a drop of oil after.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:55 PM
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As far as cleaning out the shocks it okay I use it on a regular basis with no problems but keep it away from the tires as the solvent eats at the rubber compound off the tire
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I have used many different cleaners over the years of racing and parts cleaner works well but can break down wire insulation, so you have to be careful when using. I also don't like the residue it leaves on all the composite plastics. I currently use a degreaser and lubricant from www.cowrc.com and I really like the results from both. Check around though to find the cheapest deals ( I don't purchase more than 2 cans at a time). Hope this helps.
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I use non chlorinated break parts cleaner.
Works great as a degreaser.
Just don't use it of rubber or plastics parts. If cleaning bearings remove the rubber seals, soak the bearings in naphtha then spary the bearings off with break parts cleaner and re lube.
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