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Old 04-03-2008, 03:11 PM   #1
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I did a search before making this post and it was really tough to find anything useful.

What do you guys use to "lube" everything up after a good cleaning?

My buggy is muddy. I can clean it with the garden hose and a brush or whatever. That's not a problem.

My question is: What can I use to displace the water and lube everything back up after I'm done with clean up?

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Old 04-03-2008, 03:16 PM   #2
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If its really bad i just take it apart to the last bolt.

If not, tooth brush and compressor, remove all bearings and clean those with brake parts cleaner, relube with bearing oil.
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simple green and a tooth brush blow off with aircompressior , garden hose = take it apart , blow out and re oil , just my thoughts , ray
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Re-Oil with what? That's my question.
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Bearing oil....

I normally refill my bearing oiler with 10w30.
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I just use simple green & the garden hose. When I am finished I spray a light coat of wd-40 over the car. If you use a ball diff then pick up a can of white grease & use the straw to fill up the thrust bearing. Clean up is a bigger concern for nitro drivers & this is the way I learned to clean cars while running nitro.
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Rubbing alchocol (because it dries quiclky) in a squirt bottle, and an air compressor. WD 40 to displace the water and it lubes the wheel bearings and protects the metal parts from moisture ie. light surface rust on CVD's.
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I looked at my can of WD-40 but was afraid if it. WD-40 is a degreaser.

It may be good for cleaning up. But I'm not so sure about lubing up.
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For electric, I just use an air compressor and as little WD40 as possible. I just spray a little on a brush and apply sparingly.

Same with nitro, except that about every month or so, depending on use, I do a complete tear down and soak stuff in simple green.

If you overdue it with WD40 or any pentrating oil you'll start to have problems with screws not staying tight.

Hinge pins, bushings, external moving parts dont really need 'lube'. They work better longer if they stay dry.
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I looked at my can of WD-40 but was afraid if it. WD-40 is a degreaser.

It may be good for cleaning up. But I'm not so sure about lubing up.
dont fear the wd 40
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