R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-31-2006, 11:13 PM   #1
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 226
Default Keeping your bodies shiny

Your RC car bodies.



I found some Black Magic stuff (like Armor All) and it seemed to shine my bodies up really well, but I haven't track-tested it yet to see if it stays on and isn't super-greasy. What do you guys use to keep your bodies looking new and shiny?
BobbyDoyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2006, 11:33 PM   #2
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,570
Trader Rating: 26 (96%+)
Default

I clean everything up with water and simple green. Then I put a light coat of wd-40 over everything once the water has been blow off.
party_wagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2006, 06:08 AM   #3
Tech Adept
 
AE guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 122
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to AE guy
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by party_wagon
I clean everything up with water and simple green. Then I put a light coat of wd-40 over everything once the water has been blow off.
I used to do this for my dirtbike, until I found out that stronger chemicals that get dirt off real good like carb cleaner and wd-40 (wd-40 i think is in the same boat) actually eat through plastic over time I was told by my dad whose a fork lift mechanic. For rc plastics idk if this would be the best idea.

I would use black magic if I had the chance. I would say you took the right approach Bobby, because any basic auto body cleaner such as that should be more than enough for an rc car. Easier options are Windex, 409, Simple Green, etc. Pulling the body off the car and rinsing it in warm/hot water is never a bad idea.
AE guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2006, 07:11 AM   #4
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 936
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Parma Fashine works well. Better than Body Blast by Trinity.
Tony Vega is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2006, 07:50 AM   #5
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Northern & Central Illinois
Posts: 4,337
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Soap and water followed by a wipe down with Pledge.
AreCee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2006, 04:12 PM   #6
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 226
Default

I think I might give Pledge a try...
BobbyDoyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2006, 09:04 AM   #7
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 265
Default

Guys use Pledge in oval alot. I've heard it cuts down drag, but I think that was an urban legend. lol
erock1331 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2006, 09:46 AM   #8
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Northern & Central Illinois
Posts: 4,337
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

It keeps dirt from sticking and that alone helps to cut down drag as if it mattered that much.
AreCee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2006, 09:52 AM   #9
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Richland, WA
Posts: 1,675
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

using wd-40 won't eat the bodies, but harsh cleaners, i.e. carb cleaner, will, simple green works really well, as does rubbing alcohol. to make them shiny, hmm, spit shine,
Rod
gatermaxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2006, 10:00 AM   #10
Tech Initiate
 
Qwik512's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 13
Default

The absolute best ever is Rain-X wipes.
Wash it good with dawn and a SOFT cotton
cloth, dry it off immediately after washing
also with a SOFT cotton cloth and then use
the Rain-X wipes. Let that dry for a while,
then buff really well also with a SOFT cotton
cloth for an awesome shine.

Pledge and car waxes will usually end up clouding
the lexan after several uses due to build up.
Qwik512 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2006, 10:25 AM   #11
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Northern & Central Illinois
Posts: 4,337
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Never had a body last long enough to cloud up.

Correct about using motor spray, nitro cleaner and acetone on body shells because they will become brittle and start cracking.
AreCee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2006, 10:59 AM   #12
Tech Addict
 
WildChild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hampton, VA
Posts: 502
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to WildChild
Default

wouldnt the petroleum distilates in the black magic do the same when it comes to becoming brittle...i stopped using it on my full size car because of that reason...
WildChild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2006, 11:17 AM   #13
Tech Initiate
 
nsane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 32
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Mop n' Glo..

People use it on atv plastics all the time to hide the scratches, etc.. sounds kinda stupid, but floor wax is basically nothing more than a non-buffing thin wax..
nsane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2006, 11:26 AM   #14
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 357
Default

cool, now I found a way to use mop and glow with have to mop my floors.
kyracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
losi xxxnt shiny CVD kit NIP Graphite07 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 0 05-09-2007 03:41 PM
FS: TC3 Shiny CVD's/Parts! Scott S R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 2 08-02-2005 05:59 AM
Wtd: Associated T4 shiny CVDs SpeedChair R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 0 05-24-2005 10:16 PM
Shiny Andodizing BullFrog Florida Racing 1 08-31-2004 05:25 PM
MIP Shiny CVD for RS4 MT (NEW) Michal101 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 3 11-17-2003 09:06 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 03:56 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net