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Old 03-22-2010, 05:55 PM   #1
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While walking around the local Home Depot the other day I ran across a couple of products that some might be interested in as an alternative to use in our hobby, both are "Blaster" brand, one is the citrus based degreaser, I used it yesterday on my buggy.. it did a fine job cleaning it. It's similar to Kalguard degreaser which is a fine product, I was running low on it so I decided to try it out. The other is a dry lube which contains PTFE = Teflon which has the lowest coefficient of friction against any solid. It comes out clear then dries to a white powder, I sprayed every moving part on my buggy...CVD's, rod ends, suspension pivot points,even the spur gear and clutch bell gear, BIIIG difference... it glides effortlessly now. So if you're low on supplies and/or money try these out.
http://www.blastercorporation.com/The_Dry_Lube.html
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:45 PM   #2
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Another lube worth using is White Lightning Clean Ride (http://www.whitelightningco.com/products/index.htm), I've used it on my mountain and BMX bikes for years with excellent performance. Basically it's a wax-based dry lube that doesn't attract dirt yet is super slick, I'd highly recommend it.
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:30 PM   #3
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Hey guys,did a search on The find.com & found this, I need some to clean up my lid,will get some tomorrow if they have it in the store and let you know how it works.
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...-1609763-_-8oz Plastic Sheet Polish&SID=tfc_-_16_8_100329_2ff777d56c8f381e8c39d6e76a84597d&AID= 10368321&cj=true&locStoreNum=131&marketID=1
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PB Blaster is good for just about everything, on anything.
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Different idea, same difference, I use liquid electrical tape for sealing nitro motors, it is fuel resistant and peels off rather easy when you need to. I only apply it on the outside of the carb seal, backplate, etc...apply it with a small brush or q-tip.
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:20 PM   #6
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I called Home Depot today, the polish I found is only sold online, but I did go to Advance Auto and picked up a bottle of Meguair's "PlastiX" it'a clear plastic cleaner and polish, I just polished my lid, it came out good,it leaves the lexan smooth as silk.the windows were hazzy and dull...not no more,you can see thru them now.
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For cleaning bodies, I use Honda polish. I've used it for years on my motorcycles and it works great. One day I was cleaning a body and saw the can sitting there so I sprayed it down. Been doing it ever since. It's a wax based polish, I find that my body stays a lot cleaner now as less dirt sticks to it.

Also, I use a Teflon based chain lube for my CVDs and moving parts. I figure if it's good enough for the chain on my race bike, it's got to be good for the truggy. Works great.

I also use K&N air filter oil. I had the can already so why not use it.

And the best for last. Next time you need some simple green, go to walmart or autozone and pick up a gallon of purple power. 1 gallon is cheaper than a small bottle of simple green and it's probably twice as strong. I've been using it for the last 10 years and I'm still amazed at how well it works. I'm dilute it 50/50 with water so it's not so bad. Be careful, I have seen it strip anodizing off like it wasn't even there if let sit too long.
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I know it's pretty common, but simple green is the best all around cleaner for RC. It's good for general buggy cleaning, body and tire cleaning, and will act as a slight traction compound. You can get a gallon of concentrated simple green for around 15-20 bucks at HD. It will last forever. Also, my brother found some graphite spray at the hardware store(can't remember the name) that works great on cvds and such. For sealing engines, gray high torque silicone is great.
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Miniracer23's brother here. The graphite spray he is talking about is Graphite Extreme and it is made by jig-a-loo. It is a bit messy but works great.
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jig-a-loo. It is a bit messy but works great.

Who told you about my last job?
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