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Offline Dysonboy123

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This may sound like a stupid question.
« on: June 19, 2019, 02:40:14 PM »
How do you clean the motor housing? It's the one which has the wires that connect to the motor.

Offline Dysonboy

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Re: This may sound like a stupid question.
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2019, 12:04:18 AM »
Pull the wiring out and lob it in a tub of hot water or jet wash it. Give it a good scrub with some cleaner of some description.
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Re: This may sound like a stupid question.
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2019, 08:49:02 PM »
You can use fairy liquid on it?

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Re: This may sound like a stupid question.
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2019, 04:49:08 PM »
Use anything on it, its only regular plastic.

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Re: This may sound like a stupid question.
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2019, 02:02:16 AM »
Use anything on it, its only regular plastic.

Hi MV,

With the greatest respect, from a new pupil to those who know much much more I would beg to differ with " use anything on it, it's only plastic".

I thought so at first and quickly found that all plastic is not equal, and not all cleaning products are equal. I recently learned a sharp lesson in ruining your "plastic" surface while trying to clean it. I used Acetone for the first time - a big no no on this plastic as it just burnt into the surface and ruined a perfectly good motor housing (the part that cups the front of the motor assembly). The part is still useable but the surface visual damage would be a put off to a buyer who is fussy about looks and give a bad impression of your work.

A big kicker for me was the fact that I foolishly messaged the seller/manufacturer from within their webpage and asked if this product was safe to use on ABS plastic. Having not had a reply I carried on and bought the product along with some other chemicals, Rubbing alcohol, etc. - now that made me really grumpy :-(

Memo to self - Always test on a scrap or out of the way piece first.

Just passing on my error experience so that others may avoid doing the same thing.

Catch you later.

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Re: This may sound like a stupid question.
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2019, 11:36:39 AM »
I've used boggo tesco antibac cleaner spray before, but usually I use G101 or my large bottle of AutoMousse snowfoam as I'm running low on G101...

Can't say I've ever used bleach, but others have. I then polish up with Cif/cream cleaner and buff with a microfibre!
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Re: This may sound like a stupid question.
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2019, 12:07:39 AM »
I've used boggo tesco antibac cleaner spray before, but usually I use G101 or my large bottle of AutoMousse snowfoam as I'm running low on G101...

Can't say I've ever used bleach, but others have. I then polish up with Cif/cream cleaner and buff with a microfibre!
Sam, Have taken a note of your recommendations and added them to my Chemicals notepad list. Don't want to make any more mistakes as chemical are quite costly.

Could you please clarify if the G101 you refer to is:-
Autosmart G101 All Purpose Cleaner 5Ltr Valet Cleaning APC.
Price 31.99. There are probable cheaper sellers, just giving an example description.

A quick search on Amazon shows 3 versions of G101, 2 Blue, 1 Green Carton.

Thanks for sharing what to some (no names or accusations) may be trade secrets, appreciate it.
Cheers.
 

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