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Old 01-31-2008, 03:19 AM   #1
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hey guys just wondering how you guys clean your buggy/truck after a run?

i know its a bit of a noob question but im new to off road and wondering if there is a better way of cleaning abit of mud off the chassis.
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:49 AM   #2
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Mud eh? that sucks


After a race day(mud or no mud)

-remove the tires,body,wing: wash in soap and water
-remove the shocks: wash in soap and water spray off with motor spray
-cover or protect electrnics from cleaning products
-use brush to clean chassis:wash in soap and water
-flush out hing pins with motor spray
-ill use wd 40 to clean as well, just depends what is on the buggy.
-if i use water ill typically spay the hings pins with motor spray and then wd40 just to make sure no water got in there
-whipe with dry rags hit with compressed air...
-to give the chassis a nice clean look ill wipe it down with armor all wipes
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You use WD40 or the silicone based spays from motorcycle shops and simply use an air compressor and blow it all off. Then you spray the buggy again before running and air it off again.
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http://www.maximausa.com/products/cleaners/sc1.asp

This stuff is awesome...New car in a can.
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take out all the electronics and the hinge pins and put it in the dishwasher
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spray some simple green on the mud let it soak in, then wipe it off.

putting it the dishwasher might just be a little extreme
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spray some simple green on the mud let it soak in, then wipe it off.

putting it the dishwasher might just be a little extreme


well its a good job i dont have a dishwasher lol!


thanks for all the help guys. much appriciated!
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every couple of months ill pull all my electronics out of my car, take the tires and shocks off and spray it down really good with simple green; all done in the tub so after the simple green does it stuff i run it all under extremely hot water, use a can of air and blow most of the water out, followed by a spray down the chassis with alot of wd-40.

this is usually when i rebuild my shocks. i like taking the electronics out also because it allows easy access to all the wires to look and make sure no tears in wires, also a good time to take apart your RX and make sure no dirt/mud is in there too.

then when you go to put your electronics back in (ones mounted with double sides tape) you will need to spray some simple green on a rag and wipe those areas down so the tape will stick properly.
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