Need A Good Cleaner!

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  1. Jeremy B.

    Jeremy B. New Member

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    I am in need of a cheaper compressed air/alcohol mix cleaner for my nitro. I picked up a can of "Nitro Shot" from my LHS, but with no more than 3 cleanings out of the can it is going to get quite expensive @ $5.99 a pop. Anyone have any tips on something that is cheaper but is just as good? Thanks!
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    I use a spray bottle $.99 and denatured alcohol $2.99 and blow it off with an air compressor, although the compressor can be a little pricy if you don't already have one.
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    I have a compressor so that might work out. Any kind of denatured alcohol will work?
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    Yea, and don't forget to spray it down with WD-40, don't get it on the brake.
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    Ok, I might be doing this wrong then. I have been only cleaning with the Nitro shot, or Nitro Force, whatever it is called, only. I have sprayed the entire unit down with that making sure it is completely clean. Where do I need to spray the WD-40, everywhere but the brakes? Do I wipe the WD down afterwards, or leave a good base all over everything?
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    i would wipe off excess but a nice shine is good.i dont think it would hurt it either way.i use paintbrushes to clean my cars,that way i can inspect them too. i try to take my cars apart every couple runs and hand clean,grease and inspect also.just my 2 cents.take care
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    ok so my inside is filthy, the engine, pipes, and platform. should i take the thing apart or just spray it down and wipe off what i can? im having trouble getting some of the parts to come off
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    You can also pull the electronics and engine, spray it down with degreaser like simple green, let it set a few minutes then wash it with a water hose, dry it and spray down with WD-40, and wipe off.
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