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Old 02-05-2005, 10:45 AM   #31
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or use a heavier weight oil
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Old 02-05-2005, 03:52 PM   #32
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if the oil freezes up in might damage the insides when the shock gets a strong sudden impact id use the friction shocks or get some shock sox
whats a shock sox?
and heavier oil is harder to freeze?
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Old 02-05-2005, 06:41 PM   #33
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shock sox is that it sounds like its a sock for ur shocks

http://www.shocksox.com/
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Old 02-05-2005, 07:34 PM   #34
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Use Serpent cleaning putty around all the holes and wires on the receiver and ESC. This will keep the water out of the electronics and is easily removed. I ran in standing water at the last HPI World in Halifax England with only Serpent putty to keep the water out of the electronics and never had a problem.

Spray all the metal pieces and bearings lightly with WD40. This will repell the water so it won't puddle up and rust.

Most importantly take a hair dryer and dry off the car after each run to avoid rust.

Water won't short your battery since it DC and waters resitance is in the megaohms.

I didn't bother with bagging the motor. As long as its not submerged a running motor will likely blow any water right out of itself.

In the picture the grey blob is KO 302F receiver under a mound of Serpent putty.

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When I take my lunchbox out mudding i use plastic bags, electricical tape duct tape( alot and alot of tape)

My lunchbox is almost water proof without that stuff. cept for teh motor and the servo opening and the top of the chassie. see pik
the car is in pieces becasue i ahvent run it in a while.

But wheni do run ti i put tape over the top and the openings on teh motor. and away i go. runnign with the batery and motor and tires compleatly under the mud.
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do the battery and servo need water proofing too?
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Old 02-06-2005, 09:48 AM   #37
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some servos yes. but thats easy. i just lined the seams with hot glue. and the screw holes too. and battery you dont really unless you go run it in salt water or sumthing
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the servo u can use shoe goo too
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Old 10-31-2005, 01:01 PM   #39
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is there a way to seal that stuff without it overheating? i ran my rs4 rally with the inner body set, and it kept out the water, but the esc got so hot that the motor leads soldered themselvs together,caused a short and caught fire.... and now my car is on an extended vacation.
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Old 10-31-2005, 01:21 PM   #40
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Im using a waterproof ESC now so there is no problem with overheating.
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you probably need to worry about gearing it more if it gets that hot. i run my rally with the inner body fine. doesnt get too hot. or if you're fancy i suppose you can make a sort of air snorkel lol. i wouldnt recommend it tho. play with your gearing, make sure youre bearings are free, no binding, and that the wheels arent rubbing on the innerbody when you have it on. it did for me a while
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Question - How to water proof your car?

Answer - Stay out of the puddles.

It is remarkably that simple.
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Old 11-02-2005, 03:00 AM   #43
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Every Easy Fix - Run at a INDOOR track
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