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01-02-2014 02:13 AM  4 years agoPost 1
don s

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Anybody know of a cleaner that will remove that metal/metal/nitro black streaking that gets on blades? Windex gets most of it off, but not all.

Acetone doesn't work either. The staining is on KBDD tail blades.

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01-02-2014 02:55 AM  4 years agoPost 2
Dan Minick

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if you can find Schaeffers Citrol it will take just about anything off. its in an aerosol can.

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01-02-2014 03:25 AM  4 years agoPost 3
Ace Dude

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I use Wildcat XXtreme cleaner to remove nitro from my main/tail blades, canopy, etc. and it works great. Can't say I've ever experienced the stains you're referring to. However, Greased Lightning works great for removing charcoal/food stains from the composite shelves on my BBQ that other cleaners wouldn't remove. You can find Greased Lightning at Home Depot.

  

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01-02-2014 03:39 AM  4 years agoPost 4
jgunpilot

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Demon Clean has worked well for me in the past. It is sold by internet order.

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01-02-2014 03:40 AM  4 years agoPost 5
don s

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Some dirt was between the tail blade grips and tail blades. The tail blades have an aluminum insert. Metal sliding on metal plus dirt and nitro made nice black streaks on my tail blades.

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01-02-2014 08:13 AM  4 years agoPost 6
Dappe Bronco

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Brake cleaner

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01-02-2014 11:48 AM  4 years agoPost 7
Jeff polisena

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Kerosine .

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01-02-2014 02:08 PM  4 years agoPost 8
jschenck

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Take them off and wash them with hot water and dish soap (in your utility room if you have a sink there)

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01-02-2014 03:49 PM  4 years agoPost 9
Chief_USN

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I use Denatured Alcohol on my aircraft. Doesn't hurt the electronics or the plastic parts and cut's right through the grease and nitro residue.

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01-02-2014 04:49 PM  4 years agoPost 10
Jeff polisena

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I've use isopropyl alcohol since I started hobby and never had an issue . Spray ,wipe and blow with air compressor .

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01-02-2014 05:02 PM  4 years agoPost 11
don s

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Windex took most of it off. Nothing I tried (isopropyl, acetone, goo gone) would get the rest. I'll try some of the recommendations here.

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01-02-2014 05:04 PM  4 years agoPost 12
rcnut

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Either lighter fluid, or mineral spirits will remove that stuff you're talking about. The Mineral Spirits works the best, I use it on my gas heli, it also cuts through the bug guts on the blades!

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01-02-2014 06:11 PM  4 years agoPost 13
jschenck

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Be careful with acetone and mineral spirits - strong stuff. Don't huff too much of it either.

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01-02-2014 07:53 PM  4 years agoPost 14
Grizzly83

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I'd try a magic eraser. They seem to work on everything.

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01-02-2014 11:33 PM  4 years agoPost 15
rcnut

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This is from Wikipedia;

White Spirit is a petroleum distillate that is used as a paint thinner and mild solvent. In industry, mineral spirits are used for cleaning and degreasing machine tools and parts. Mineral spirits may also be used in conjunction with cutting oil as a thread cutting and reaming lubricant.
Mineral spirits are an inexpensive petroleum-based replacement for the vegetable-based turpentine. It is commonly used as a paint thinner for oil-based paint and cleaning brushes, and as an organic solvent in other applications. Mineral turpentine is chemically very different from turpentine, which mainly consists of pinene, and it has inferior solvent properties.[8][not in citation given] Artists use mineral spirits as an alternative to turpentine since it is less flammable and less toxic. Because of interactions with pigments, artists require a higher grade of mineral spirits than many industrial users, including the complete absence of residual sulfur.
Mineral spirits have a characteristic unpleasant kerosene-like odor. Chemical manufacturers have developed a low odor version of mineral turpentine which contains less of the highly volatile shorter hydrocarbons.[9] Odorless mineral spirits are mineral spirits that have been further refined to remove the more toxic aromatic compounds, and are recommended for applications such as oil painting, where humans have close contact with the solvent.
In screen printing (also referred to as silk-screening), mineral spirits are often used to clean and unclog screens after printing with oil-based textile and plastisol inks. They are also used to thin inks used in making monoprints.
Mineral spirits are often used inside liquid-filled compasses and gauges.
Mineral spirits are also used for re-gripping golf clubs. After the old grip is removed, the mineral spirits are poured into the new grip and shaken. After, the mineral spirits are poured on the new underlying tape and the new grip is slid on. After an hour of drying out, the new grip and club are ready to use.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_spirit

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01-03-2014 02:14 PM  4 years agoPost 16
Trickycopter

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Rubbing Alcohol or Isopropyl for proper term

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