Originally Posted by party_wagon
I clean everything up with water and simple green. Then I put a light coat of wd-40 over everything once the water has been blow off.
I used to do this for my dirtbike, until I found out that stronger chemicals that get dirt off real good like carb cleaner and wd-40 (wd-40 i think is in the same boat) actually eat through plastic over time I was told by my dad whose a fork lift mechanic. For rc plastics idk if this would be the best idea.
I would use black magic if I had the chance. I would say you took the right approach Bobby, because any basic auto body cleaner such as that should be more than enough for an rc car. Easier options are Windex, 409, Simple Green, etc. Pulling the body off the car and rinsing it in warm/hot water is never a bad idea.