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    Here's a couple of my newer Thunder Jets I have restored bought the chassis on ebay cleaned up new brushes and Tires & Wheels the run like new so much fun!
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  • #2
    Man O Man that chassis cleaned up nice them wheel look sweet

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    • #3
      Those are looking good, Nice job.
      Robert- Connecticut, USA. Shoreline Raceways Club.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Austin View Post
        Man O Man that chassis cleaned up nice them wheel look sweet
        I clean them with Revere Copper & Stainless Cleaner put some on let it set for few min then rub with a Q-tip looks like new after that i do clean them in lestoil because they are old used chassis to start with but after rinsing and a blow dry they look like new and run like new with clean contacts I wonder if the original owners of these car ever thought they would get restored and used 50yrs later?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by REL13 View Post
          Those are looking good, Nice job.
          Thanks!

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          • #6
            I never thought about using Lestoil for cleaning the chassis itself, and based on how the copper and brass cleaned up, I may have to look into some of the Revere cleaner as well!
            Those turned out great!

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            • #7
              Very nice and thanks for the tips! Who makes the Hurst GTO?

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              • #8
                I hope the thousands of cars and bodies I sold a few years ago went to someone like you. Great technique. That's how you do it.

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                • #9
                  Is this the cleaner

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                  Last edited by Austin; October 13, 2020, 10:28 PM.

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                  • #10
                    COOL AND CLEEEEEEAN!!!!
                    TOM...HOME RACING GOO GOO!!!

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                    • #11
                      [QUOTE=TuscoTodd;n58553]I never thought about using Lestoil for cleaning the chassis itself, and based on how the copper and brass cleaned up, I may have to look into some of the Revere cleaner as well!
                      Those turned out great!
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                      Work's so good cleaning them up after I disassemble the chassis i put the revere copper cleaner on the metal parts let it sit for 15min then take a Q-tip and scrub cleans up like magic! I use a small plastic container think it was a yogurt cup anyway set the chassis it to scrub the motor plate clip and the shoes after the copper is clean I rinse the cup and parts in water then I use like a cap full of lestoil in the cup with some water to remove all the paste and oil crud on the chassis scrub with an old tooth brush rinse in water and blow dry looks like new only thing I would say is the old Thunder Jet chrome wheels my loose there chrome after all that but typically I replace the wheels with new anyway next one I do I'll do an illustrated step by step restore .. Jeff

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                      • TuscoTodd
                        TuscoTodd commented
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                        Appreciate the added detail! Will be looking to pick up some of the copper cleaner (already have the lestoil - just use that for laundry action - never thought about using it for chassis cleaning!

                    • #12
                      Originally posted by dge467 View Post
                      Very nice and thanks for the tips! Who makes the Hurst GTO?
                      I bought it on ebay from slotsnstuff they have the Vincent Wheels Also.. Jeff

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by waaytoomuchintothis View Post
                        I hope the thousands of cars and bodies I sold a few years ago went to someone like you. Great technique. That's how you do it.
                        Thanks glad you guys like them I prob have a few you sold.. Jeff

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by Austin View Post
                          Is this the cleaner

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                          Yes that's the stuff you'll be amazed how well the copper cleans up and the lestoil is a great de-greaser most of those old chassis have 50yr old oil and grim in them they'll look like new when your done.. Jeff

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by Broman62 View Post
                            COOL AND CLEEEEEEAN!!!!
                            Glad you guys like them there will be plenty more to come.. Jeff

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