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allyric 11-11-2005 02:11 AM

Cleaning fuel off plane
 
Does anyone know the formula with ammonia to take fuel off your glow engine plane,
I heard some one at the flying field talking about a special mixtue. I just use windex, but I'm getting the feeling its not getting truely clean.
Rick

SoonerAce 11-11-2005 02:16 AM

RE: Cleaning fuel off plane
 
Simple Green and Iso Alcohol works for me,,,,,,1/3 SG 1/3 Alc 1/3 water.

TexasAirBoss 11-11-2005 03:08 AM

RE: Cleaning fuel off plane
 
The secret is the towels. Use Viva towels. They are more like cloth and are much more absorbant. They will remove all the residue. And about every 6 months or maybe a year, I will polish the plane with Monokote polish. It really brings back the shine and protects the Monokote. It is probably a good idea to use it when the model is brand new. I have models that are 10 and 11 years old and they look like new. But I spend about 15 minutes cleaning them after a day of flying. I turn on the TV and take my time.
I use windex. A lot of folks don't seem to like it. But I get good results. I might not actually buy the Windex brand name. I'll buy anything blue that looks like windex. Often the store's generic brand is much cheaper and works just as well.
What ever you decide to use, do yourself a favor and try the Viva towels.

WCB 11-11-2005 08:12 AM

RE: Cleaning fuel off plane
 
I have been mixing 90% rubbing alcohol, water and a small amount of Dawn dishwashing liquid in a spray bottle. It works about as good as anything I have tried. You can get 90% Isopropyl alcohol at any drug store. Wipe the heavy oil residue of the plane first with a rag then wipe it down good with the mixture on a clean rag.
WCB


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