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Old 11-12-2007, 03:16 PM   #1
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I am new to r/c and have some questions I was hoping you could help me with. I have a MBX5T Prospec and I would like to clean the electronics and motor. I have removed the electronics as a whole(the whole tray w/ battery/receiver housing and servos) and I am wondering the best way to clean this as a whole. I have some of the nitro-blast cleaner, should I spray that stuff clean? Should I use a damp rag to remove the dirt? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Next, the motor.....I have an RB TM 928, I have removed it from the chassis and would also like to clean this. Simply just to get the dirt off. Again, should I spray the nitro-blast stuff to clean this? Should I use a damp rag to remove the dirt? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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On your electronics use a mixture of half simple green and half denatured alcohol it will not hurt it! Than scrub it with a soft tooth brush and blow them off with an air compressor. On your engine just spray the engine with the nitro blast scrub it down with a tooth brush and blow it off with an air compressor as above.
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I use a paintbrush to brush off as much dirt as I can first.

I would NOT use nitro cleaner on electronics themselves. Wipe them down with a rag damp with Simple Green or rubbing alcohol.

As for the engine - plug the carb and spray it with nitro cleaner, scrub with brush, spray again. Rinse. Lather. Repeat.
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I try to avoid using any liquid around my electronics....usually, compressed air or a soft bristle brush will remove most anything. And, assuming you've covered the openings on the engine (carb, exhaust) to prevent any loose dirt from being flushed inside, nitro blast should work fine (I'm partial to Simple Green).
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Simple Green tastes much better than other cleaners when it splashes into your mouth.
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Thanks for the input.....on plugging the carb and exhaust, question. Can I use fuel tubing then, seal off the fuel tubing with a body clip or are there actual parts that can be used/purchased to plug these areas.

Thank you for all the help!
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I use automotive rubber vacuum caps. You can get a small assortment pack from any auto parts store.

SOMETHING LIKE THIS

Note that I had them already. I didn't buy them specifically for this purpose.
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....or saran wrap and rubber bands.
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....or saran wrap and rubber bands.
That is to much work.

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But it's cheap and convenient
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where do you guys buy denatured alcohol?
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Any pharmacy, supermarket or home improvement store.

Denaturated alcohol = rubbing alcohol.
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Any pharmacy, supermarket or home improvement store.

Denaturated alcohol = rubbing alcohol.
Denatured alcohol is different from rubbing alcohol. I'm not 100% sure about the differences though.
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I usually brush everything down with a big paintbrush. The details I use a really small wire brush. I then wipe everything down with oddly enough baby wipes (sorry, i got 3 little ones ) This seems to work really well and ensures that nothing gets where it doesn't belong.
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