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Old 06-08-2003, 12:16 AM   #1
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How can you take crap off anodized parts easily and quickly? I'm worried about using conventional cleaners incase they take the color out of the parts.

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You can use any cleaner you would normally use on your car. Just be sure to stay away from EZ Off Oven Cleaner, but who uses that to clean their car anyway?
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I usually just hit it with some motor cleaner stuff, its not proper motor cleaner, the only difference is it evaporates REALLY quickly. But it does blast the dust and gunk off
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Yeah, you can use it, what I usually do is take the alcohol in a spay bottle and spray the car down while i am blowing it off the the air hose from our air compressor, but I usually just take parts of the car, i.e. the rear end.
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I dont like using motor cleaner on the car itself. I use WD40 or something like that on the plastic, motor cleaner leavs everything dry, and I have always thought it could make plastic pieces brittle after numerous uses. It will work fine on any aluminum stuff though.
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Thanks for the help, I'll use WD40.

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Doggy- did you goto The Track yesterday??
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Denaturerd alchol is the best to use
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Yep I went to the track, there were more people then I expected. Had a good time but RCO is a better atmosphere and track but it's just too far away. I bent a driveshaft so I'll be running rwd till I can get it fixed. How was RCO?
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Fast and Furious!!!!! It was awesome, I improved my lap times by 1 full second from last time!!! But my finish doesn't even come close to representing how fast I was!!!LOL My brushes kept hanging and ended up burning 2 sets up..... But I still had a good time!!!

RWD!!!!! Better hang on tight!! How bad is it,I would straighten it as much as possible........
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Wow congrat's, sounds like you had a blast.

Here's the bent shaft, I'll give straitening it a shot later today.
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Fortunately it doesn't look lie a compound bend.... so you should be able to get it reasonably straight.... Otherwise looks like the best time for that Losi XXX-S G+ upgrade kit!!!LOL
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You were right, a couple of taps with the hammer and it's almost perfectly straight.

As for the losi upgrade LOL if I upgraded at all it will be to the Corally Assassin.
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