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Old 11-19-2012, 06:09 AM   #1
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What is the best way to clean a 1/10 electric touring car after its been used in the winter weather
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What is the best way to clean a 1/10 electric touring car after its been used in the winter weather
Think it depends on what you are trying to clean off. Usually compressed air will get off the loose dirt/dust/debris. A tire/body cleaner will take care of tire compound on the chassis. If you are driving in wet conditions, you probably have some disassembly and more in depth cleaning required.
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more water, preferably under pressure, squirt anything that looks dirty.
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more water, preferably under pressure, squirt anything that looks dirty.
Even when water and electrics don't mix
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While at the track, I use a long bristled brush to knock off any loose debris, and the occasional air blast from compressed air but i try to avoid blowing debris into bearings. But after track or race nights, I try and refurb the entire car for the next outing.
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While at the track, I use a long bristled brush to knock off any loose debris, and the occasional air blast from compressed air but i try to avoid blowing debris into bearings. But after track or race nights, I try and refurb the entire car for the next outing.
This sounds better than using water and what does refurb mean
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This sounds better than using water and what does refurb mean
would mean re-furbish, pull the car down and clean individual items. check your bearings etc.
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How do I clean a paint brush after using it to clean a car. The brush will have muc and grime and maybe a bit of oil on it
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Dish soap and water? Simple Green?
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Dish soap and water? Simple Green?
That's helpful since I can't get simple green in the uk
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That's helpful since I can't get simple green in the uk
I would imagine you can get dish soap.
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I would imagine you can get dish soap.
Cause we can so u suggest dish soap and water
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I want to have a tool box which will have everything I need to clean my electric RC but what do I need
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