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Jan 03, 2013, 09:44 PM
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What products works well to clean plane?


Hey all! After each flight I always leave the field with a greasy, messy airplane due to the oil from the fuel. Any suggestions on what would be a good product to use to clean the surfaces of my H9 J-3 Cub?
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Jan 03, 2013, 10:49 PM
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I use 409. Windex or some kind of all puropse cleaner will work fine.
Jan 03, 2013, 11:23 PM
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windex and paper towles, thats all you need to know!
Jan 04, 2013, 08:20 AM
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The best stuff I've ever used is called ''Awesome'' and I get it at the Dollar Store. Most Dollar Tree, Dollar General etc. stores carry it.
Jan 04, 2013, 08:23 AM
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I use 409. Windex or some kind of all puropse cleaner will work fine.
I like 409 as well. Anything with a mild degreaser works though.
Jan 04, 2013, 09:15 AM
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I like to use Simple Green as my cleaning solution along with paper towels of course. I used to use 409 a lot too.
Jan 04, 2013, 09:31 AM
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The best stuff I've ever used is called ''Awesome'' and I get it at the Dollar Store. Most Dollar Tree, Dollar General etc. stores carry it.
I believe the full name is LA's Totally Awesome. Silly name, great stuff - I use it for getting the black streaks off my travel trailer.
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Jan 04, 2013, 11:18 AM
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The best stuff I've ever used is called ''Awesome'' and I get it at the Dollar Store. Most Dollar Tree, Dollar General etc. stores carry it.
Yeah that stuff is "Awsome", ill probably try some of that!
Jan 04, 2013, 12:21 PM
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Water and a few drops of dish soap. You could add a little denatured alcohol if you want to make it dry faster.

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Jan 04, 2013, 02:12 PM
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Never use paper towels. Paper towels will scratch the finish. Use rags, old T shirts and the like. Any GP cleaner will do, or you can mix your own with a little dishwasher soap and amonia. I use a 1/4 cup amonia and couple of table spoons of liquid dishwasher soap mixed in an old gallon jug.
Jan 04, 2013, 04:51 PM
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Thanks guys, now I really have some different options!
Jan 05, 2013, 09:49 PM
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Go to your local auto store and buy a gal. of winshield washer fluid. About $2.00 cleans great.
Jan 05, 2013, 11:16 PM
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Windex and paper towels at the field. Warm water,dish washing soap and a sponge when I get home.
Jan 05, 2013, 11:36 PM
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Oh boy! here we go! Get a clean empty gallon plastic bottle. Pour in 16 oz (1 quart) denatured alcohol. Add 2 oz of concentrated liquid car wash. Top off with distilled water.

For tough jobs occasionally use Windex. I've never heard anything about paper towels scratching Monocoat (might be worth experimenting with). I use them anyway.
Jan 07, 2013, 07:58 PM
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Thanks guys, I find that if I let simple green soak in the plane for a couple of minuets, it takes the grease right off


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