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Old 04-28-2008, 08:46 PM   #16
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I have not had any problems using simple green, but I do not use it at full strength. About 50/50 simple green/water.

Denatured alcohol dries out plastics so it is wise to coat plastics with WD40 afterwards. I do not like D. alcohol.

I pull out the engine, radio tray, and fuel tank. Then its simple green + brush > hose > air compressor > WD40 > air compressor.

For the engine, clean it with a stiff brush. Plug the exhaust, carb, and fuel nipple (leave the plug in) > compressed air.

Radio tray and fuel tank.. I clean with a rag and a little bit of simple green.
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I take the big pieces off whole (tank, engine, front suspension etc.) spray them with WD40 then wipe clean with a rag. Never had a problem. Just take the radio tray off seperately and brush clean.
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I have not had any problems using simple green, but I do not use it at full strength. About 50/50 simple green/water.

Denatured alcohol dries out plastics so it is wise to coat plastics with WD40 afterwards. I do not like D. alcohol.

I pull out the engine, radio tray, and fuel tank. Then its simple green + brush > hose > air compressor > WD40 > air compressor.

For the engine, clean it with a stiff brush. Plug the exhaust, carb, and fuel nipple (leave the plug in) > compressed air.

Radio tray and fuel tank.. I clean with a rag and a little bit of simple green.
Ya, I clean my car with Nik's air compressor + WD40 on race days
thanks Nik
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:44 AM   #19
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just be careful not to get the wd40 on your brakes...i got a little on mine and it took a while for it to wear off enough to have solid brakes again...
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:21 AM   #20
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We use simple green + blow off with compressor, then denatured alcohol to de-slime + blow off again. WD40 on the "moving parts" like hinge pins, bearings, steering balls, etc.
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:32 AM   #21
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Looks like the majority suggest Simple Green to use first. I have never bought Simple Green. Does it come as a concentrated liquid and then you mix it? Then you let it set for a while, and then air it off? Am I still correct so far? And then last, spray truck down with WD-40 and wipe off for that "look like new" shine? Are my steps correct? Thanks guys. P.S.----Brake parts cleaner, is that basicly a no-no, not really necessary?
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go to neo buggy and ask truhe how he cleans his cars .
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I pull out all of the electronics and the motor then clean the motor with simple green and then spray the whole car down with simple green , scrub it then blow it off with an air compressor then spray it dowen with WD and let it seat over night . Your buggy/truggy will look brand new .
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its simple and its green!
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everyone use simple green i see i also use Grease Lightning and Orange cleaner ......if that not around some good ole ajax dish liquid soap do the trick
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denatured alcohol / air compressor / lemon pledge !!! dirt comes off super easy the choice of the pros
Aww, c'mon Houston why should we do it like the top drivers in the world.
Just does'nt make sense. +1 for denatured and pledge!!!
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You guys are putting way to much work into it.

Remove engine, pipe and radio tray. Put car in dishwasher (topshelf if possible), add a capfull of soap and come back in an hour.

The car will look like new.
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Dont use WD40....

WD40 makes rubber go hard and shrink, its ok to clean metal parts but not anywhere near rubber, like bearing seals.
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You guys are putting way to much work into it.

Remove engine, pipe and radio tray. Put car in dishwasher (topshelf if possible), add a capfull of soap and come back in an hour.

The car will look like new.
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Aww, c'mon Houston why should we do it like the top drivers in the world.
Just does'nt make sense. +1 for denatured and pledge!!!
Hey OLDGUY,

Jason here, what's the pledge do? Will it shine up the plastic?
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