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« on: October 13, 2015, 07:58:48 PM »

How do you put it on the rubber strips for a motor ?
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2015, 11:42:31 PM »

Dab on a little and massage it into the motor strands.
A little dab er doya.
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2015, 03:35:14 AM »

Put the dab in a plastic bag and rub it in. Some folk use surgical gloves to do the same. It takes a lot of scrubbing to get the grease off your hands and everything will be slippery!
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2015, 04:28:25 AM »

Don't forget to remove the surgical gloves before launching your airplane.

If you don't, you will get lube on your airplane.

Worse, you will take lots of ribbing from other fliers.
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2015, 01:49:00 AM »

If they're giving you a lot of ribbing, be sure to specify a chord that fits your next wing. ;-p

I use the plastic bag method to lube the rubber motor.
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2015, 12:42:21 PM »

About the only solvent I have found for Dow 33 is plain old rubbing alcohol. I keep a squeeze bottle in my field box along with a rag to wash my hands in it. Not perfect but it works.
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2015, 06:58:20 PM »

Thanks to all of you I guess I will be using the stuff.
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2015, 10:42:43 PM »

Of course, if you forget to take the gloves off, maybe the model will slip out of the tree it's going to fly into. Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2017, 11:44:26 PM »

I just found my tube so I guess soon I will remember what you have suggested. I really will. Look out King Harry.
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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2017, 08:40:51 AM »

When it gets as good and as CHEAP as Castor Oil I will try some and let you know.  Until then I shall continue to put a few drops of castor on the motor or in the palm of my hand and rub them together.  Whatever the lube I don't think excess amounts do any good. If I can see it is there that is usually enough. However changing motors on a hot sunny day I would not be opposed to rubbing in a few drops extra if I thought it was needed.
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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2017, 01:21:23 PM »

Radiospares sell a silicone grease in a tube (part no 494-124) which is brilliant for rubber motors, being thick grease it doesn't splash off onto the inside of your fuselage. bugger to get off the hands like all silicones though, have you tried the all purpose handwipes in a tube available from places like Screwfix, thes are the dogs doo da,s for cleaning things like lube or diesel fuel off your mitts. 
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