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Old 07-04-2011, 07:37 PM   #1
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Would like to know what type of cleaner you use to clean your props.Cleaner that will not damage the finish.As you know they can become quite dirty with bugs etc.
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Re: prop cleaner

I buy an alkaline degreaser, for my woodworking shop (in concentrate, that you cut with water). I use it to clean the cloth sanding belts and my blades.

It works awesome as a plane cleaner as well, it dissolves the bug guts and goo quickly.

I use it to clean the front of my truck also.

I would say any similar product (something sold for consumers, such as Fantastik) should also work.

Otherwise go to an industrial cleaning supply place, ask for a jug of alkaline cleaner (I think I pay about $20/gallon) and cut it 50/50 with water. Cheap and its good for props, and just about everything else!

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Old 07-04-2011, 09:09 PM   #3
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Re: prop cleaner

I have used Spray 9 from Can Tire for a lot of years. Cleans bugs and tree sap off the truck and also table saw blades etc. If you need something a little stronger they have Spray 9 Marine in the boating section. Also does a great job of cleaning the black streaks off the trailer each spring.
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:21 AM   #4
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Re: prop cleaner

Aircraft Engineer: Hey Pilot, wanna help us for a second?
Young pilot: Sure!!!!
AME: Great!, go back to the parts dept. and ask for some propwash and clean the propeller please!
Pilot: No problem!!

After a few minutes.....
AME's: snickering and laughing hysterically.....
Pilot: Payback's a bugger guys!!

Don't ask me how I know..........
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Re: prop cleaner

And let us not forget the day that the young newbie was send all around the base looking for twenty feet of "Flight Line"

It happened to ALL of the newbies - Tradition is such a wonderful thing!
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:30 PM   #6
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Thumbs up Re: prop cleaner - PROP Wash - laugh laugh

We use to get this same joke!
Go get me a bucket of prop-wash the pilots at CWH would tell us aircadets when at the hanger at CWH
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