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Old 04-30-2009, 09:34 PM   #31
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yeah, the sc1 is what i was talking about, awesome stuff, looks great!
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:35 AM   #32
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"Grouchy" just leaves his at the track and brings a fresh new one out of the box, but he is a sponsored pro. Kids at our local track come out just to get his dirty cars.
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:40 AM   #33
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jaz, the best thing is wd40. i never have any issues and since were on the same track i wouldnt thing you would. i clean it with simple green and air compressor then after it all clean soak it in wd40 and spray it off again.



maybe if you would get in first now and again instead of just driving behind people and catchin all the dust it wouldnt be so dirty ha ha jk jk....... you racin sat?
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:17 AM   #34
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I saw some guys spraying shoe shine/wax (aerosol type) all over their chassis. Haven't tried it myself though
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:19 AM   #35
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Have anybody tried trinity nitro cleaner? I brought a bottle but didnt use it at the track yet. I used it to clean my cars after I got home. I usually use simple green and wd40.

Somebody wrote in another thead last week that wd40 was bad to use. Anybody know anything about that?
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Old 05-01-2009, 07:55 AM   #36
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Gonna try the SC1..I'll report what I think..

Doug The WD-40 just makes the dirt stick more!

I'll be out to race next saturday 5/9
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[QUOTE=t0adman;5748861]Some of you guys will flame me for this sacriledge but I've taken to removing my entire front and rear diff/shock tower/etc and putting them in the dishwasher with a little d/w soap. I do about 10 min on each side then take them out, dry with a towel, then hammer them with the air compression for a while until I'm sure it's mostly dry and appears completely dry. Then I apply WD40 (water displacement 40) liberally, especially on bearings and in spots I know can trap some moisture. I use special cycling lubricant on my bearings then I'm ready to race again. I've done this multiple times and had fantastic success. If I want a clean chassis, engine, etc I tear it completely down.

I also do this, I aquired an old diswasher and bypassed the heating elament.
it runs wd40 thu it, not water.
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first of all i brush my car down after EVERY race that way the stuff dont dry and stick . then simple green and air compressor - and if ist really bad - they after the simple green and air - i spray wd40 and air - the WD40 will keep the car lubed up (hahahahahahaha) - once i get home or if its a 2 day race - tear it apart and clean ---- lot if work burt nessessary
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Spray it off with a high preasure water hose, immediately blow dry with air, spray with wd and then air all that off. Check everything over for repair. 30 mins your done. I change bearings often anyway so thats not an issue to me.
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http://www.brunox.ch/brunox_ag_turbo-spray_en.html
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Well since I basically bought he d/w my wife is a little more understanding. That and I use a simple green and water mixture before, then blow off any loose dirt, then put the stuff in the d/w. It's pretty clean before it goes it but gets all the stuff in between and in the nooks and crannies. At the track I use the simple green and water mix followed by air followed by WD40.

Yep, WD40 will definitely attract dirt but it will also prevent the dirt from adhering as well. Makes it much easier to clean if it's stuck to an oily film rather than directly to your parts.

My buddy is so clean right now I'm reluctant to go trash it as the track tomorrow. Not reluctant enough not to race though. The day I start owning shelf queens is the day I quit.
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Old 05-01-2009, 03:29 PM   #42
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That's weird. I love my nuts too!
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That's weird. I love my nuts too!
I sure know how to derail a thread!

Back to the subject. I've heard of using a mixture of WD40, Simple Green, and a small amount of water in a spray bottle. Of course you have to shake the bottle to keep it mixed. Anyone else try this?
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Old 05-01-2009, 03:56 PM   #45
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Is SC1 just brand name silicone lube in an aerosol can?
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