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Old 07-31-2005, 06:18 AM   #1
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how do i keep my kit in tip top condition?
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Old 07-31-2005, 06:30 AM   #2
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what do u mean
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Old 07-31-2005, 06:34 AM   #3
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I think he is asking what routine maintenance will he need to do on his TC to keep it up to scratch and performing consistantly.
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Old 07-31-2005, 06:41 AM   #4
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well,

There are many ways for a car cleaning.

first of all if you have the time to make a really deep cleaning try the following:

1- take out all electric stuff(motor,esc,servo)
2- re-assemble the car(all parts dont leave a screw in the car)
3- take out the ball bearings and the shocks.http://www.balakracing.com/cleanballbearings.htm this is a link that shows you how to clean your bearing.
4-give your car a bath! , with an old toothbrush and a cleaning detergent(the one used in the kitchen) put all the plastic parts in the water and then just brush them with the toothbrush and the detergent. after you finish the cleaning wash it last time with water to take all the soap out of the car.
5- clean the parts from extra water with a hair dryer or a high pressure air.
6- reassemble the car and clean the shocks from out side, if you want to clean the shocks take out the shock oil and clean it the same way you did with the kit, and then re-oil them and fix them.
put all the parts back(motor, servo, etc..).

Remember to not use any thing that have oily stuff because all dirt will stick to it.
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Old 07-31-2005, 06:45 AM   #5
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thats like over kill of cleaning a car, i just pull my cars apart them wipe every bit down so thers no dirt/dust then put it back to gether again oh and i also take the electrics off then pull it apart
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Old 07-31-2005, 07:07 AM   #6
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Id love to have the time to do secret_weapons routine but it would take an age and after 1 run the car would be covered in dust from the carpet I race on anyway. Main things are clean bearings, oiled gears and free diffs
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Old 07-31-2005, 07:23 AM   #8
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Main things are clean bearings, oiled gears and free diffs


Try to minimize unnecessary kit rebuilds as these could lead to prematurely worn screw threads specially for plastic parts. Of course you still have to schedule rebuilds so you can check for worn bearings, loose CVD grub screws etc.
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Well.. I just use a presurized air blower and blow off all the tire stuff off my car. Before a race, I empty shocks, clean em and refill them again. And I check the diffs and use motor spray to clean the bearings there.
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