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Re: Track cleaning - Is IPA less than ideal?
« Reply #195 on: May 06, 2019, 04:29:02 PM »
13 pages so far of which potion is best and doesn't damage models or track in the process!

Sorry but I wouldn't use any of them.  I've always used a track rubber of some sort *very lightly*  (usually Fleischmann or similar in preference to Peco).  A while ago someone on here suggested bath rubbers, and yes I've been impressed with them as they're not so abrasive or granular as the traditional Peco rubber, they're cheaper, and the longer shape is good for cleaning under catenary.  Simples :D :D
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Re: Track cleaning - Is IPA less than ideal?
« Reply #196 on: May 06, 2019, 05:14:24 PM »
13 pages so far of which potion is best and doesn't damage models or track in the process!

Sorry but I wouldn't use any of them.  I've always used a track rubber of some sort *very lightly*  (usually Fleischmann or similar in preference to Peco).  A while ago someone on here suggested bath rubbers, and yes I've been impressed with them as they're not so abrasive or granular as the traditional Peco rubber, they're cheaper, and the longer shape is good for cleaning under catenary.  Simples :D :D

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Re: Track cleaning - Is IPA less than ideal?
« Reply #197 on: May 06, 2019, 06:19:31 PM »

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Re: Track cleaning - Is IPA less than ideal?
« Reply #198 on: May 06, 2019, 08:33:27 PM »
For years I have been a meths user for track and periodically wheels.  Along with a Dedeco very fine rubber for in show quick clean or sometimes between meths sessions.  The Dedeco rubber does not leave any nasty residue and is fine enough not to gouge the track too quickly.  Having read that American article I have bought the WD40 Contact Cleaner.  Used it on the club layout this morning when at a Community event. Squirting onto a cotton cloth and then rubbing in The muck it removed was phenomenal and we had good performance all day with no mid term interventions.  I will carry on with it for now and see how it goes.

 

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