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12-03-2011 05:48 PM  5 years agoPost 1
flyinfriend

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Hi,

My Century V4 muffler was leaking and I tried cleaning off the burnt oil/exhaust using acetone. It didn't do much though I could see a little coming off on the rag. I don't have crockpot to cook it in and don't really want to go that route. Is there some solvent I could find at an auto store that might do the trick?

Thanks,

Tom

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12-03-2011 06:14 PM  5 years agoPost 2
Heli 770

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Oven or Bar-B-Q Cleaner, Give it a try. It may dull the finish.

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12-03-2011 06:29 PM  5 years agoPost 3
jgunpilot

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Try a product called Demon Clean, do a Google search. It works.

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12-04-2011 05:05 AM  5 years agoPost 4
Doug Darby

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I use rubbing compound by DuPont and then polishing compound and finish it off with NeverDull a chemical saturated wadding that really shines aluminum nicely.

This process does require elbow grease and is not a "rub it on and wipe off the burnt on residue" process. But it works well if you work at it.

doug

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12-04-2011 02:50 PM  5 years agoPost 5
flyinfriend

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Thanks guys. I found a pots and pan cleaner called Dawn Power Dissolver. You spray it and let it set for 30 minutes then wipe it off. It was recommended in another RC forum. It works like a charm.

Anyone looking to clean a muller or outside of their engine should really give this a try. It was $2.89 which beats the heck out of the $21 for a can of Demon Clean.

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12-04-2011 03:41 PM  5 years agoPost 6
Doug Darby

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Sounds Good..

How did the finish look after using it?

doug

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12-04-2011 07:06 PM  5 years agoPost 7
flyinfriend

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Hi Doug,

The finish looked the same as before, no change. I was really surprised at how well it worked. I had quite a bit of burned on oil as my muffler had worked loose. It literally wiped right off after setting for 30 minutes.

Tom

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12-04-2011 08:24 PM  5 years agoPost 8
Doug Darby

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Thanks

Hey Tom...

I can't wait to get some... Sure beats an hour with the rubbing compound... You might still look into the Neverdull wadding. It is easy to use and makes Aluminum look like Chrome... It's kind of like Franks Hot Sauce.... "I use that $hit on everything..."

Thanks again for the great tip...

doug

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12-04-2011 08:32 PM  5 years agoPost 9
GREYEAGLE

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Friend turned me onto :

AUTO SOL

It's a cream de oxidizer / metal polish from out of state.

It will go right through baked on fossilized varnish and leave a finish that is hard to believe.

Find it on the Net or a good Car shop.

I've alway's been a very hard sell on Snake Oil - But this stuff is AMAZING and I keep it hidden

AUTO SOL

greyeagle

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12-08-2011 06:07 PM  5 years agoPost 10
Azalin

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What about cleaning inside of muffler? Is there a product to use for?

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12-10-2011 12:58 AM  5 years agoPost 11
smallplanes

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I use Antifreeze in a cheap walmart crockpot to clean my airplane nitro motors and mufflers and it will make them look like they just come out the box. I'm not sure how it will do on a plated heli muffler. I would try an old or broken heli muffler before i put the good stuff in there. Just remember to remove ALL rubber O rings and plastic before you do it.

Hope this helps, and good luck
smallplanes


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12-11-2011 01:07 AM  5 years agoPost 12
marco

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Just got done using the Dawn Power Dissolver, it works great !!! Thanks for the mention . Took off all the crud with ease, looks just like when I installed the muffler for the first time

To take it one step further, a friend turned me onto Mothers Mag and Aluminum Polish http://www.mothers.com/02_products/05100-05101.html

Use the Dawn to remove the crap, and use the Mothers to put on a shine that dang near has a mirror finish

Both products are very easy to use and the total cost is less than 10 bucks

-Marc

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12-11-2011 05:09 AM  5 years agoPost 13
Doug Darby

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Dawn power dissolver

Where are you finding the Dawn product?

I looked in cleaning and oven cleaning supplies with no luck.

doug

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12-11-2011 06:08 AM  5 years agoPost 14
marco

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Walmart. There are 2 in my area, 1 stocked it and the other didn't Check the website and it will tell you if you're local store has it or not. Next to the dish soap.

O'Reilly Auto Parts for the Mothers.

-Marc

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