How to Clean a Rocket Motor

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Welcome! This article is intended to guide you through an SSI process. While its authors have made efforts to make it useful, if you have questions, please ask the authors on Slack. They will be able to both help you and improve this resource for future SSI-ers.

This article was written by Rebecca Wong (SlackLogo.png@rebeccawong).

  • Wait for motor to cool down
  • Discard of all internal components (Only keep the forward and aft closures and the casing)
  • Shake out any remnants of propellant or BP
  • Soak closures in vinegar for 15 min
  • Soak paper towels in vinegar and insert into casing and let sit for 15 min
  • Discard vinegar, rinse casings w water
  • Wipe everything with clorox wipes
  • Rinse again w water
  • Dry w paper towels
  • Apply light coat of grease to closures and screw onto casing
  • Enjoy your shiny "new" motor casing