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Old 05-25-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
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Questions?? Best cleaning!

what do you guys clean your cars and trucks with after a race day is over and everything is dusty and dirty, what seems to work best.
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Old 05-25-2009, 05:48 PM   #3
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I remove the radio tray, pipe, and engine, spray on simple green, rinse off with hose, then blow dry with the compressor and spray wd40.
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I remove the radio tray, pipe, and engine, spray on simple green, rinse off with hose, then blow dry with the compressor and spray wd40.
this is the best way i to have found a part form tearing the whole
thing down
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+1 on the simple green
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:21 PM   #7
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pledge clean and shine (the orange can).. leave everything in spray on, blow off with air compressor. looks new every sunday night after racing. ready to work on or leave until next week of racing. jeremy
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I usually take the batteries out, then hose it down with either simple green or the O'Donnels wash, let it soak for about 5 minutes, then blow dry it, then spray it down with isopropyl alcohol then blow dry again and let set out over night before running it again. I usually leave the ESC in my electric cars to clean off the heat sinks, but try to avoid dousing it.
Here's a pic of my RC10GT after a good wash with the O'Donnels stuff. I love using it as the "film" it leaves on makes the next cleanup easy with just an air compressor
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Kit my cars everytime i run them, strip it back down to brass tacks and hand clean every part
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Kit my cars everytime i run them, strip it back down to brass tacks and hand clean every part

Now that's what I call dedication and a serious amount of time.

I use a version of the simple green brush water rags air compresser and wd40.
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Armor-All Car Washing Soap, brushed on with a paintbrush, spray it down with a hose, dry it with the air compressor, WD40 it and then oil the bearings and outdrives to prevent rusting and to increase performance.
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I remove the radio tray, pipe, and engine, spray on simple green, rinse off with hose, then blow dry with the compressor and spray wd40.
This is how i do it
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U mean clean something like this ?






1) I remove radio tray, fuel tank, center diff & engine
2) Use water jet to blast everything to pulp
3) Air compressor to blow dry
4) WD40 liberally especially on steel surfaces
5) Wipe dry with tissue

Then, if need be, take out all diffs & shocks & change fluid & replace worn out parts

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guys, really, someone has to explain it to me, cuz I don't get it...

Pressured water to "rinse" a car??? I mean, seriously... H2O + metal = bad (in my books, at least). Especially if you use pressure, which means the water gets everywhere... WD40 can't remove it all.

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guys, really, someone has to explain it to me, cuz I don't get it...

Pressured water to "rinse" a car??? I mean, seriously... H2O + metal = bad (in my books, at least). Especially if you use pressure, which means the water gets everywhere... WD40 can't remove it all.

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yes, i too remove the engine + radio tray and then use a hose to spray down my car. I then blow all the water off with an air compressor. I then spray all the metal and rotating parts with WD40 and let it sit for a minute and then blow that off with air.

I have not had any rust issues.
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