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Old 10-14-2008, 05:46 PM   #31
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Yes, I take the servo tray, engine and fuel tank out. I have been doing this for 2 years. I have not had any problems doing things this way. I haven't had to change bearings excessively, have screws rust... Nothing. I jsut make sure I WD40 the car. I also make sure the car is dry, completely blown out before I put the WD40.
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that is OK if you don't mind taking everything out all the time I personally I don't I would like to leave it all in
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Air/Dynamite NitroClean/Tri-Flow.

For the stubborn dirt, I prefer to use a toothbrush with a grenerous amount of Tri-Flow. Silicone based, and wont force the grease out of your bearings like WD-40.

Sometimes I use Sram's Pit-Stop foaming cleaner, but only after I have removed all of the electronics.
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:14 PM   #34
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I dont always take everything out. I can spray off the front end with it facing the ground, spray all of the water off, then do the back the same way.
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I've tried a few things for cleaning.
Brake cleaner -> If you get one that says "safe for ABS sensors" it should be okay on your plastic and o-rings. I've had no problems.
Windshield washer fluid -> I recently tried using "Rain-X bug & tar" formula as a cleaner. It works okay, but it is water-based, so I had to spray, let soak, then spray off with wd-40 to clean and prevent rust. I have decided to save this for bodies, wings, and tires, and use the brake cleaner for the chassis.
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i have a maybe to easy to answer question, but ill ask anyway since nothign comes to mind. but as far as servos go. do you guys pull the tray and then have to reset your servos from putting the horns back on? i can just pull the linkage in the front. but what about the brake carb horn? or its there somthing im not thinking .
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Old 12-14-2008, 04:44 PM   #38
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Take the radio tray out, servo position doesn't matter. When you reinstall it turn your radio gear on (including radio), so the servos center. Then put the steering servo horn on, centering the tires straight ahead. For throttle and brake you do kinda the same thing except you make sure the carb is closed when you put the horn on. Steering is super easy and throttle is not too bad either. Both you will get figured out quickly if you have everything on the car setup right. It is a cinch! Heck, I figured out how to do it.

As far as cleaners go, I like an air hose followed by a quality paintbrush. The paintbrush helps to get any remaining dirt that the airhose either could't or didn't. Plus, when you are dusting it off with the paintbrush you will notice and find potential problems with the vehicle you might not have otherwise found.
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It does not take but like 10 min to take your radio tray and motor off spray it with simple green, blow it with air and then hit it wiht the heat gun to get all the water out of the little wholes and put it back to gether. No issues from doing it this way and i know a lot of people who do it thsame way after every race.
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ive been using pledge clean and shine. its in the orange can. leave electronics and motor in. spray on, use compressor air to blow off. car is clean as new. some of the heavier dirt you need to wipe off by hand. works really good. jeremy
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I used to use Simple Green and water but now I only use it after muddy days. Even with wd40 I dont like to wet the car.

I like pledge much better.
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I do the simple green and water thing as well. Really cleans up nicely.
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I remove the engine and radio tray, whells and soak my buggy and truggy down with Pledge furnature polish. Let it soak for a couple of minutes and blow off everything with some air and let it dry. It conditions the plastic nicely and beleive it or not it lubricates all the joints and hinge pins. I do this every other weekend and no issues. Alot of pro drivers do this.

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Hey to those using WD40: what are you spraying it on? The whole car? just the metal components like drivetrain and around hubs etc?

and why? to get water out of places like outdrive and wheel bearings etc?

I have just been brushing degreaser on and washing off with water, then air. I am not disassembling anything.
Now I am worried I may be blowing water into areas it is not wanted like the above bearings and maybe some WD40 may help... but it will attract a lot of dust surely?
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:40 AM   #45
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Washing off with water is a no no as it will cause rust . WD-40 puts a layer on the car so it is easier to get rid of the dirt and mud next time you clean .
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