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Old 07-26-2007, 06:48 PM   #1
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hey everyone,

I used this stuff made by CRC, called electra clean. Figured it would be the cheaper way out , instead of spending 8 bucks for a can of motor spray. Used it for a bit, and noticed, it was eating away at my plastics. Turned the carbon on my car a pale gray color instead of black. Anyway, i was wondering what tips/ tricks you guys use to clean your buggys/cars off with. Should i just stick with the expensive stuff, or are there ways around it?
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i use a toothbrush and a air compressor.
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I use a toothbrush, air compressor and paint brush. It works well.
Here is my B4. I also use WD-40 to make the parts look new and black again.

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The safest way to clean vehicles that I have found are using air and super diluted* simple green...no pics but works great and smells nice too...
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Tooth brush,simple green,and some wd-40 to shine things up.
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It seems like wd-40 attracts dust...anybody else get that too? Thats why I ussually stick with simple green...
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simple green also works as a great traction compound for tires.
it cleans things up quite nicely.
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I use simple green full strength, no probs with any of the plastic on my car.
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After I rebuild my car I wipe all the parts down with an Armor-All wipe. It doesn't stay greasey like WD-40 does.
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For my vehicles I usually give them a scrubbing with simple green and then WD40 them down to remove an excess water. Let it air dry and then I wipe off the excess.

I also Simple green and WD40 my tires as well. Seems to keep the dirt off of them better.
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I use WD-40. If you use it then race like within a day it will attract dust, but if you race on Saturday, then clean it that night or Sunday, by the time the race comes around again it will be all dry. It makes it look new and doesnt have any residue once it dries out.
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simple green also works as a great traction compound for tires.
it cleans things up quite nicely.
I've heard this from other posts as well. I don't know if it matters what type of dirt you are running on, but I actually found the opposite. When I switched to plain water to clean my tires between rounds I found that I gained grip.
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