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    Simple Green

    Hi All

    I have searched forum and simple green comes up as a popular choice for cleaning nitro Rc

    My question is simple green is a brand

    Which simple green product do you use

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    It's a brand name. Just do an online search for it.
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    Don't do it, kills electronics. I use it, but I remove every electronic component on my vehicles
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    Don't do it, kills electronics. I use it, but I remove every electronic component on my vehicles
    I havn't had an issues at all. I love it, works great, cheap too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    I havn't had an issues at all. I love it, works great, cheap too!
    Yup same here lol it great!!!

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    Now, I dare someone to put it on their esc and report back if it works or not, lol
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    Ok I think I will give simple green a try I looked it up it do I buy the all purpose cleaner the concentrate all purpose cleaner or the motor sport cleaner and degreaser

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    I use all purpose, works well. Make sure it isn't concentrated and its anti corrosive!
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    Now, I dare someone to put it on their esc and report back if it works or not, lol
    LOL, ok.... Not to be rude, but you are the ONLY person that I've ever seen that says simple green can hurt stuff. Again, not trying to be rude, but can you prove it can hurt stuff?
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    My apologies guys, it was purple power I used on the esc at killed it, not simple green
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    Why would you spray any form of liquid on your electronics in the first place? You spray stuff on a rag and WHIPE the electronics, what you did was just stupid, sorry but its true lol! Even if you think your not getting water in them, you get moisture (condensation) and thats even worse because it surrounds the entire board.
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    When you got a mud covered truck, a rag won't cut it! Don't talk to me like I'm a 5 year old! Very unnecessary!
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    Ok, spray your electronics down son...
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    I will, with the proper cleaners it works great!
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    First off, nitros don't have ESC's, they have receivers. Even if they were considered waterproof I would still exercise due caution in squirting water or a cleaning solution directly onto it and the other electronics. My servos are waterproof but the rx box is not.
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    I wasn't talking nitro, just talking about electric! I don't like nitro but we won't get into it. I know nitros don't have esc's! The little space in the reciever box where the wires go could allow cleaner to go into the rx box though, like you said.
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    I always mixed denatured alcohol, and simple green (50/50) with the theory that any excess will evaporate rather than sit. This has been a well accepted measure to clean off your RC. I leave my electronics in, however the receiver is in a sealed box, and the servos are sealed too. I also spray it all off my trucks with air after letting it sit for a couple minutes.
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