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Old 03-04-2010, 09:27 AM
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What is the best way to clean your slash after light off-roading, just pine needles and dirt? Besides compressed air?

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Old 03-04-2010, 09:36 AM
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compressed air. a small air compresser and a long blower nosel does pretty good. if u want it shinny, use some wd40 or some kitchen handy wipes
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my slash just gets tossed in the tub then use the shower wand on it. then dry it
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:23 AM
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if you spray it w/WD BEFORE you go out dirt, stuff washes, hoses off easier. Make sure you cover the hole at the bottom of the gear protector w/tape before you go out--it keeps the crap out of the pinion/spur.
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lol, your poor slashes. Use baby wipes & wipe it down for regular cleaning. When its time for a rebuild take the truck all apart & wash all the parts w/ simple green, tooth brush, & water. Then air it off, then light coat of wd-40 & air that off. Then rebuild your truck.
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:21 AM
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So the slash is really waterproof enuff to shower it off? what about the holes in the moter by the wires?
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I use my hose outside and it cleans it up
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my slash just gets tossed in the tub then use the shower wand on it. then dry it
I do the same with my 4x4 version.
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I use the outside hose. Works like a charm!

I' am gonna take it apart and do a real good cleaning of it with simple green real soon though.
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Garden hose, and then hung out to dry.
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You've gotta love how waterproof traxxas made their electronics. Arguably the first production WATERPROOF electronics out there, even though they're labeled as water resistant. I usually use alcohol based window and surface cleaner, or just rubbing alcohol, it seems to work the best for my liking...
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So the slash is really waterproof enuff to shower it off? what about the holes in the moter by the wires?


no problems yet. I put maybe 3 inches in the tub, just drop it in, no battery, and spray it down then dry it. seems to work great. i dont think water hurts motors. only esc and servo. but traxxas did well makeing them water resistant.
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Their electronics are waterproof, their bearings are not...
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I'm not kidding here... but for the 2wd slash, I pulled the electronics... that's it.. left the bearings and everything and threw it in the dishwasher. Then I'd give it a nice coat of wd40 (sometimes).


However, I noticed the plastic got a little softer. After the Dry Cycle, I could twist the chassis like it had the articulation of a rock crawler!

But it looked good!!!!
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And I did that a lot!
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