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Old 05-06-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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Questions?? nitro guy gone electric Noob cleaning questions for brushless

I've basically ran nitros last 12 or so years and recently switched to brushless (about 8 months ago). In the past I normally ran on concrete, skate parks, etc etc so I never had a huge issue with dirt, and when I did run off-road on my nitro rigs I just removed all electronics/pipe etc and use 25% simple green solution. now that I have moved to brushless I have some questions about it and the different cleaning products available.

For cleaning I have been using a plastic safe reedy cleaning spray on my rc and electronics. It is almost $10 a can and I use about 1/2 a can to do a really good clean. Does anyone have any cheaper alternatives? (I don't have access to free compressed air) I am looking for something that wont damage anything, but still does a good job. I would also like to be able to keep my electronics in while cleaning.

How often should I be cleaning my brushless motors, internally and externally?

When I run my b4.2 its usually for about 2 hours of drive time on a dirt track or dirt road, fairly packed, but quite dusty. and I run it about 3 times a week at best.

When you guys clean your brushless rigs do you use a propelled type can cleaner, and finish it with simple green? or what? I just need to figure out the most cost-effective way I can do this without being detrimental to my buggy.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:28 PM   #2
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I just use an air compressor. Gets it clean enough but I'm not a total clean freak like some guys I know. If it's muddy then I take it apart and clean it.
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I use a long bristle paint brush just damp with water. I scrape most of the dirt chuncks off first tho, them just wipe it with a towel.
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Boom! https://www.google.com/products/cata...w&ved=0CDYQrQQ

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Ahh nice, in the mean time ill just goto the gas station and blow it off, then use the paint brush idea to finish it off.

But no one has answered about cleaning the actual motor. I know its not like a brushed motor, but how often should I clean it internally?
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Compressed air works good to get the bulk of the dirt, occasionally if really grimmy I will spray som dentured alcohol on then hit with air compressor. U can run a brushless motor without service for quite awhile I personally clean/brush off the pinion side bearing without disassembly every other race day and disassemble and clean with electro contact cleaner 2-3 times a year depending on use and conditions I've been running in.
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I take my brushless motors apart like once a month and oil the bearings and wipe the rotor down with wd40 and then put it back together, I do this to all of my motors, the castle creations, racers edge traxxas velineon, and the e40-7.5 sensored
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