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Old 07-27-2004, 04:28 AM   #1
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How do you guys keep your stuff clean? I run over stuff like staples all the time. Today my brother in law got a staple stuck in his motor and it locked up.

I always use the compressed air cans for cleaning computers, but it's expensive. Is there a cheaper alternative? What are the trouble spots that absolutely need to be clean?

I run in parking lots and it's really dirty. After a 5 minute race, I could start a jewelry store with the different collection of rocks that have shown up in my chassis.
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How do you guys keep your stuff clean? I run over stuff like staples all the time. Today my brother in law got a staple stuck in his motor and it locked up.

I always use the compressed air cans for cleaning computers, but it's expensive. Is there a cheaper alternative? What are the trouble spots that absolutely need to be clean?

I run in parking lots and it's really dirty. After a 5 minute race, I could start a jewelry store with the different collection of rocks that have shown up in my chassis.
all i do is get a brush and brush it down.
if the track is really stony you could put some tape under the bottom deck holes to protect transmmision/motor.
the only other thingto do is run an underbody to stop more stones/rocks getting in.
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What is an underbody?
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Old 07-27-2004, 04:52 AM   #4
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What is an underbody?
an underbody is a piece of polycarbonate moulding that bolts on under the bootom deck and then meets wer the bodyshell ends to protect against foreign invation.ie mud,water,stones etc.
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nice explanation there bro!!..
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I always use the compressed air cans for cleaning computers, but it's expensive. Is there a cheaper alternative?
Buy an air compressor & a blower attachment.
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Stiff brush and this serpent cleaning putty stuff that the nitro guys use is great. The brush gets most stuff out and then the putty gets into the gaps which you cant reach otherwise.
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I use the compressed air in a can. I buy it at Costco. You can get 4 cans for $8.00.
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I use denatured alcohol as an all purpose cleaner ( careful around electronics though ) And if you have compressed air handy, use it to dry the alcohol. It leaves parts looking new!
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Just get an air compressor, I have one that goes to 240 psi and that blasts everything off you can imagine.
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