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Old 09-06-2009, 05:44 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning rc buggy.

Would it be ok to take out the electronics and motor then use a water hose to clean it? If not whats the best way.
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Old 09-06-2009, 05:49 PM   #2
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full teardowns, 1 section at a time. take this time, and u'll know ur car in and out, it'll look new every time, and a clean freshened up car is a solid car that'll serve u better than folks who skimp

so get out some old towels/rags. unbolt the front end or the rear end and tear it all down and lay it out, then off to the utility sink with a toothbrush and dishsoap.

just hosin off will surely leave water nestled in somewhere and thus...rust never sleeps

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Okay thank you im leaning towards that way anyways. What should i use to clean? Simple green or glass cleaner? Or just soap?
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I use simple green and a brush. In fact that's what I'm about to be doing anyways
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Old 09-06-2009, 06:29 PM   #5
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Okay thank you im leaning towards that way anyways. What should i use to clean? Simple green or glass cleaner? Or just soap?
simple green works great. i mix it with water so a gallon will last longer, Then i go and spray wd 40 on the whole truck, let it sit then spray it off. The simple green cleans it, then the wd 40 will take the water away thats mixed in an it makes everything really shinny
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I agree with ultegrasti. Full tear downs are the way to go to keep everything running smoothly. You can also check for worn or broken parts while you clean it. Simple Green is a good cleaner. Motor spray might be helpful for some areas. The only drawback of the full tear down is that it tends to take quite a long time...
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it depends on what the clean is for. for me the the best clean is a full clean were every pieces is cleaned and inspected peice by piece. but i am in a hurry i just take the radio and engine out, spray it with degreaser and then wash it with water. after it drys I then place oil on all the bearings and screws to protect them from rust.

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Remove the radio tray and motor and then I use a cleaner I found to work extremely well. Its called S100 and can be found at most motorcycle or dirt bike stores. It sprays on like a foam and easily hoses off, no scrubbing required!!! I love it !!!! Use an air compressor to blow off any excess water and towel dry. Light coat of WD40 and you're good to go!

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ive been doin the ole meangreen/waterhose/airblowoff/wd40/airblowoff,for years with no problems.just be thorough.... taking things completely apart all the time just wears out screw holes and takes soo long,dont get me wrong.... i do teardowns, just not all the time..mainly for maintanence
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ive been doin the ole meangreen/waterhose/airblowoff/wd40/airblowoff,for years with no problems.just be thorough taking things completely apart all the time just wears out screw holes and takes soo long,dont get me wrong.... i do teardowns, just not all the time..mainly for maintanence
+1 Usually every couple of club races I'll strip everything down and change/clean bearings rebuild diffs/shocks. Do this before every big race as well.
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Odonolle's Speed Wash (Pink Stuff).................best there is and leaves a nice coat of lube throughout the car no water just a compressor blow off
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yer car is only as good as you make it and part of that is a clean rebuild
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Im anal and break it all down and clean it piece by piece with a multitude of brush's & cleaner's.....THE only way to ensure your car is prepped for the next outing is to physically inspect each portion of the car....i cant count how many time's ive seen poorly prepared car's NOT finish the day due to lack of maintenance.

Imo using a hose/water is the WORST thing you can do to your vehicle....Granted if your racing in Condition's like this.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojp6Z...om=PL&index=20
.it would be acceptable.
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motor and electronics off
1. - spraygun with water + simple green
2. - blow dry
3. - GT85
4.- blow dry

check bearings - replace if needed.

done and most of the time ready for next race
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:32 PM   #15
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I take out motor, electronics, shocks, air as much dirt off as possible then i spray bearing area with WD-40 (before) any water or liquid touches the car...then simple green and toothbrush then air it. more WD-40 I do change out the bearings (AVID) about every other month ... clean/rebuild each part then reassemble and the last thing , a good spray of maxxima SC 1 IMO its better the WD -40 it doesn't attract as much dirt. my cars are spotless and well maintained. Not like the guys who pulled his dirty R/C out of the trunk of his car and wonders why he never finishes a race....
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