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Old 08-01-2007, 03:58 PM   #16
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doesnt the dishwasher do a number on the bearings???
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doesnt the dishwasher do a number on the bearings???
Nope. I thought it would but it doesn't. I do take off the seals every 2 months or so and do maintainance. And BTW, I've been racing every weekend for 3 years with this approach. I'm a B-main racer in the tough Chicagoland/midwest area.
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you race at leisure hours?
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:07 PM   #19
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LH all winter, come summer my team also hits Peoria, the Rockpile, Thunder RC, Bristol RC, Nitrofarm, Dirt heaven, Cheese City, and a few others. We're gypsies baby!
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:36 PM   #20
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Nope. I thought it would but it doesn't. I do take off the seals every 2 months or so and do maintainance. And BTW, I've been racing every weekend for 3 years with this approach. I'm a B-main racer in the tough Chicagoland/midwest area.
i washed my buggy in the sink with the water sprayer a few times, and had locked up bearings soon after....
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:44 PM   #21
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i washed my buggy in the sink with the water sprayer a few times, and had locked up bearings soon after....
That sucks. Glad it's never happened to me! Actually, it's Wednesday and I need to throw my buugy in the wash now....
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I have used water to clean my Mugen MBX5T twice and both times I got a bunch of bearings that wouldnt turn. It then resulted in a lot of WD-40 and a lot more time then I would spend with my tooth and paint brushes.
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Heh I do the same with my dirtvbike! I like my stuff showroom clean. Can I really do that dish washer thing cause i mean i already wash it down w/ a hose soo i would take out the electrics and the motor... yea alot of people say I over do it (but they are so envious of the shine ) however I have yet to have any breakages or problems with my 8ight... waht goes around comes around
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Yes it is okay to put your vehicle in the dishwasher, the only thing I have heard is to turn off heated dry, not sure though. Its funny how the people who dont clean their rides are always the ones to be working on them at the track.
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Yes it is okay to put your vehicle in the dishwasher, the only thing I have heard is to turn off heated dry, not sure though. Its funny how the people who dont clean their rides are always the ones to be working on them at the track.
Yeah, no heat cycle. I forgot to mention that!

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I have used water to clean my Mugen MBX5T twice and both times I got a bunch of bearings that wouldnt turn. It then resulted in a lot of WD-40 and a lot more time then I would spend with my tooth and paint brushes.
The key is getting the water off ASAP and not letting it sit. I've always washed my buggies and truggies with the hose and simple greeen, but as soon as I'm done I blast any standing water off with an air hose and then douse the whole thing with WD-40 and let it sit for about 15 minutes to really work in. Then I blast off the excess WD-40 with air and reinstall the engine and radio tray. Works great.
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if heard alot about the dish washer im going to have to try it. but the buggy in the oven does the drying nicely take off shocks eklectronics and put it in for 10 minutes at 170 just to dry it quicker
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if heard alot about the dish washer im going to have to try it. but the buggy in the oven does the drying nicely take off shocks eklectronics and put it in for 10 minutes at 170 just to dry it quicker
seriously??
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yup then i give it a wd40 bath and blow that off with the air compressor and let ti sit for a bit
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You ever come see us at Planet R/C?
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