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General cleaning of flying wires

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What would be just a general cleaner for all flying wires on the drifter, after a little while they have lost their shine and appear a dull brown colour ( not rust ).

 

 

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Try some Ambersil Stainless Steel Cleaner FG. WD40 is not recommended for Aviation use, even by the manufacturer.

 

Ideally, Ambersil PX24 is the product that should be used, but I cannot find anyone selling it in Australia.

 

PX24 is used by all Defence forces, and is NATO and DEF STAN approved, as well as Aviation-approved.

 

Ambersil Stainless Steel Cleaner FG

 

 

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I'd say that the manufacturer does not recommend WD40 in aviation use for its usual role as a lubricant. However, the task here is to clean metal, and for such a use, WD40 is known to be useful. It is simply being used as a penetrant and surfactant. The manual cleaning process will remove it from the wires.

 

 

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