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Old 10-23-2012, 04:17 AM   #1
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I recently purchased a second-hand HoBao/OFNA Hyper 7 TQ Black and really am having a ton of fun tinkering with it.

Up close I noticed what appears to be surface rust on the Clutch bell I think it's called and exhaust.

Can you refer to the pictures and let me know? If so does this mean the rest of the car could be damaged from improper storage? Should I do a complete tear-down, clean and install rust-free parts where inflicted?



I appreciate your help
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:46 AM   #2
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Looks like rust to me, but it doesn't look too bad. I bet it would clean right up.

I've been lucky with every used car/truck I've bought...all have been in great shape. But, I still tear 'em down anyway, clean 'em up, re-lube, check screws, etc. Yours looks pretty clean actually. I'd get the manual, some decent tools and spend an afternoon going through it.

Looks good to me
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:54 AM   #3
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Thanks .


When stripping it down and putting back together what parts should I be sure to re-lube/oil?
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Everything but the brakes. Some guys use wd40, pledge, prep shine. Personally I like the stuff from upgrade (red can)
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:27 AM   #5
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People spray WD40 on everything but the brakes??

Sounds crazy lol
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every part that is steel or metal will rust, even after just a few hours, if humidity is let to stay on it
or if it is stored in a humide envirement
so if you take care of that and oil every steel part like axles, drivesafts, gears, rods, bells, bearings..
and store the car inside the house,you will be ok
you can use wd40 and wipe off the most, if you store the car for a long time, use plenty
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every part that is steel or metal will rust, even after just a few hours, if humidity is let to stay on it
or if it is stored in a humide envirement
so if you take care of that and oil every steel part like axles, rods, bells, bearings..
and store the car inside the house,you will be ok
you can use wd40 and wipe off the most, if you store the car for a long time, use plenty
Yup humidity plus dirt/sand which gets stuck during running (minerals and salts) is the biggest factor in building rust on steel or any metal I've had including stainless steel, aluminum wheels, aluminum links, steel balls on rod ends, drive shafts/CVD's. Easy way is to just maintain and clean your rigs after each run...get into a habit.

Purchase a decent oil less air compressor at least 110-120+ psi and at least 10 gallon tank which is good for cleaning 2 rigs with that volume.

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalog...r%20compressor

I got one from them and bought their blow gun kit for it mainly for my 1/5 Baja. All I do is pour denatured alcohol all over it and let it sit for about a min then spray it all off. No need for WD-40 unless you use water. WD-40 is meant for water displacement hence "WD"

Air compressor is a must in this hobby just like a quality soldering station!
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oh...and an easy way to get rust off metal parts that hasn't been there too long is polishing with steel wool. Then you can polish it back up to a shine with Mother's or Meguairs aluminum/mag wheel polish.
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oh...and an easy way to get rust off metal parts that hasn't been there too long is polishing with steel wool. Then you can polish it back up to a shine with Mother's or Meguairs aluminum/mag wheel polish.
From both your quotes I've learned more than I've known.


Thank you sir!!
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mine is rusted too.
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.. like I said one day is enough if you leave moisture on the car
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Send me some PMs with addresses guys and I will send you a bottle of my formula, Truggy Love. The rust will go away. I clean my vehicles with Speed Wash by O'donnell and water. I put it in front of a fan to dry. Then I brush on Truggy Love and wipe off any excess. Things look new. Just dont let your wife use it in the kitchen or you wont get it back. Works great on a stainless bbq grill too.
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