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Old 03-10-2011, 02:27 AM   #16
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I take my buggy with me when i go to shower.and peg it to the clothes line to dry up...
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:23 AM   #17
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I take my buggy with me when i go to shower.and peg it to the clothes line to dry up...
Not a bad idea. I mean before we had a place with a laundry tub I washed the cars in the bath tub. The woman wasn't pleased.


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Cleaning is really a personal preference, but I still think the guys who hose their cars off are nuts...
Not nutty, just lazy

The hose is not as harmful as you think. As long as you don't let the water sit there. My cleaning is always immediately followed up with a maintenance routine. It's always nicer to work on a clean car as opposed to dirt falling all over the work area.
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:34 AM   #18
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If your in a hotel, I recommend this method

...Pics...

I Lolled,

I put my car in the dishwasher. Low temp, get it out, some compressed air an WD40. Talking about lazy.
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If your in a hotel, I recommend this method









the maids are gonna be pissed but that is the go
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:01 AM   #20
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Striping down all the parts takes to much time ... All i do is cover up the servos spray it down with degreaser then hose it down once that's done pinch the girlfriends hairdryer blow out all the water then spray all the bearings and moving parts with WD40
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question to all you guys hosing/blowing/wd40'ing - no rust mid- to long-term???

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rc cars in the hotel bathroom dialed
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question to all you guys hosing/blowing/wd40'ing - no rust mid- to long-term???

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i take each clip off the car i turn the sink on and get the water hot i then simple greeen it and wash with hot water. when you take it away the cool air almost always evapratos the water i hit with the hair dryer then sc1.

no wd40 and i have no rust
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"rc cars in the hotel bathroom dialed"
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question to all you guys hosing/blowing/wd40'ing - no rust mid- to long-term???

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Using wd40(water displacing formula #40) keeps the rust at bay, just make sure to hit every piece of metal with it and you'll be fine. The first time I ever used the hose on one of my cars I just used simple green and an air compressor and sure enough the heads of all my screws rusted.
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I dont think its the heads of screws you need to worry about but more so the crucial parts like bearings that will hold the water and fail prematurly

Best thing to start cleaning i find is a good brush with the car 100% dry

The only time mine gets hosed is if it is caked with mud in which case i remove the radio tray / engine/ tank and still be carefull not to blast high presure water into the bearings etc




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I think I even used a couple of their flanels to wipe it down with.
The smell of Citrus cleaner and GT85 must have made the maid wonder wtf was going on!
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the secreat to this is hot water guys. trust me i never once head a bearing issue because of water.
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both. degreaser to clean it. Prep n shine after its clean to make it sparkle but also it acts like spam, dirt doesnt stick to your buggy as much so it cleans easier

I have found the opposite using prep n shine. Dirt sticks more and the compressor can't get it off as easy at the track.

I just take motor and electronics out and toothbrush and air compressor. No need to hose it down. The toothbrush air compressor method leaves alittle dirt here and there but no issues. I used to hose it off.
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I don't even pull my servos. Just the engine. And that's to keep the clutch dry.. simple green... little brushing.... hose off ... blast it dry with the air hose. ... heavy wd40.. air hose again... then wipe it down with a towel.. looks great, no rust..no water or signs of effects anywhere.
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