Anal Kinda Question....

Anal Kinda Question....

Post by Mark McNai » Sun, 28 Mar 1999 04:00:00



What do you use to get the burned-in fuel/oil residue off the muffler?  I
like a clean machine... ( ;

Mark

 
 
 

Anal Kinda Question....

Post by Dave Blackbur » Sun, 28 Mar 1999 04:00:00


If you have an old crock pot, put some automotive antifreeze in it and
simmer the part overnight.
It'll be squeaky clean in the morning.

Now, who knows of a flat black paint that will withstand the heat and fuel?

I tried a stove paint, which withstands the heat just fine, but won't hold
up to the 15% nitro.

Thanks,

Dave

Quote:

>What do you use to get the burned-in fuel/oil residue off the muffler?  I
>like a clean machine... ( ;

>Mark


 
 
 

Anal Kinda Question....

Post by Ed Johnso » Sun, 28 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Try Thermolox stove paint, and (if you can without damaging the part that you
painted), heat it to over 400F for about five minutes.

                                                 ....Ed....

<snip>

Quote:

> Now, who knows of a flat black paint that will withstand the heat and fuel?

> I tried a stove paint, which withstands the heat just fine, but won't hold
> up to the 15% nitro.

> Thanks,

> Dave

 
 
 

Anal Kinda Question....

Post by Ed Johnso » Sun, 28 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Correction on the spelling: It is THURMALOX. My can says "Packaged for Dampney
Company,  Everett, Ma. (617) 389-2605. It is advertised to withstand 1200F, and
it is fuel proof if heated as I described. It is also kinda expensive - $9.75
for a 13 oz spray can. Available at some woodstove shops.

                   ....Ed....

Try Thermolox stove paint, and (if you can without damaging the part that you
painted), heat it to over 400F for about five minutes.

                                                 ....Ed....

<snip>

Quote:

> Now, who knows of a flat black paint that will withstand the heat and fuel?

> I tried a stove paint, which withstands the heat just fine, but won't hold
> up to the 15% nitro.

> Thanks,

> Dave

 
 
 

Anal Kinda Question....

Post by Dave Blackbur » Sun, 28 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Thanks Ed, I'll give the thrumalox a go.  Now.. will my tuned pipe melt down at 400 deg's?

Dave


    Correction on the spelling: It is THURMALOX. My can says "Packaged for Dampney Company,  Everett, Ma. (617) 389-2605. It is advertised to withstand 1200F, and it is fuel proof if heated as I described. It is also kinda expensive - $9.75 for a 13 oz spray can. Available at some woodstove shops.
                       ....Ed....


    Try Thermolox stove paint, and (if you can without damaging the part that you
    painted), heat it to over 400F for about five minutes.

                                                     ....Ed....


    >

    <snip>

    >
    > Now, who knows of a flat black paint that will withstand the heat and fuel?
    >
    > I tried a stove paint, which withstands the heat just fine, but won't hold
    > up to the 15% nitro.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Dave
    >

 
 
 

Anal Kinda Question....

Post by RCKRZ » Mon, 29 Mar 1999 04:00:00



Quote:

>What do you use to get the burned-in fuel/oil residue off the muffler?  I
>like a clean machine... ( ;

>Mark

Try what you want, the only thing I found to work 100% of the time is
a brass brush with some ***. PS it's not the fuel it's that damn oil
that burns on, that's why I stay away from castor, it's really a ***,
synth is bad enough. But beware the brass may/will scatch anything
softer.

Adam Tucker                
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Anal Kinda Question....

Post by reckless_lo.. » Mon, 29 Mar 1999 04:00:00




Quote:
>What do you use to get the burned-in fuel/oil residue off the muffler?  I
>like a clean machine... ( ;

>Mark

Wow ! there is heaps of info available on this one ranging from using
perfect engine cleaner (from hobby shops) through to boiling it in
water in conjunction with biological washing powder and even utilising
oven cleaners (avoid using those with sodium hydroxide, yes it will
clean it fast but it will wreck the finish). Do a search on "engine
cleaning" at rec.models.rc.air and follow those threads, those fixed
wing boys come up with this question alot.

Reckless Loony
More reckless and loonier than ever

 
 
 

Anal Kinda Question....

Post by J W Schermerhor » Mon, 29 Mar 1999 04:00:00


3/28/99

I used flat black paint made for auto exhaust systems. It has to be
baked in a very hot oven (+500-F) to make it durable. No nitro problems.

<snip>JW

Quote:

> Now, who knows of a flat black paint that will withstand the heat and fuel?

> I tried a stove paint, which withstands the heat just fine, but won't hold
> up to the 15% nitro.

> Thanks,

> Dave

 
 
 

Anal Kinda Question....

Post by Juan A. Rodrigue » Mon, 29 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Dave,

Using a fuel with 100% synthetic will help minimize this problem to
begin with...

Juan

Quote:

> If you have an old crock pot, put some automotive antifreeze in it and
> simmer the part overnight.
> It'll be squeaky clean in the morning.

> Now, who knows of a flat black paint that will withstand the heat and fuel?

> I tried a stove paint, which withstands the heat just fine, but won't hold
> up to the 15% nitro.

> Thanks,

> Dave


> >What do you use to get the burned-in fuel/oil residue off the muffler?  I
> >like a clean machine... ( ;

> >Mark

 
 
 

Anal Kinda Question....

Post by Luther Akemo » Tue, 30 Mar 1999 04:00:00


I use "Eazy off oven cleaner"  Don't leave it on for an extended amount of
time or it will tarnish(turn it black).  Rinse with "Hot Water"  after
scrubbing with tooth brush.

Quote:
> What do you use to get the burned-in fuel/oil residue off the muffler?  I
> like a clean machine... ( ;

> Mark

 
 
 

Anal Kinda Question....

Post by TripRGit » Thu, 08 Apr 1999 04:00:00


EZOFF oven cleaner works the best. Wear plastic glove, or it will proceed to
eat the skin off your fingers about as fast as a 18x6 prop being spun on a 25cc
gas engine.