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Old 04-16-2014, 10:06 PM   #1
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Can I use real car break&caliper grease on my rc car?
like between pinion and spur gear
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the pinion and spur gear doesn't use grease.
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Can I use real car break&caliper grease on my rc car?
like between pinion and spur gear
You have to be careful with oils and greases because certain ones can affect plastics and carbon fibre materials used in RC. As Panda says definitely no grease between the spur and pinion!

Main areas to be kept well cleaned and lubricated with a good black grease (I like Xceed greases personally) are the driveshaft ends and drive cups really as well as silicone diff grease for ball diffs.
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for plastic gears use ceramic grease.
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You have to be careful with oils and greases because certain ones can affect plastics and carbon fibre materials used in RC. As Panda says definitely no grease between the spur and pinion!

Main areas to be kept well cleaned and lubricated with a good black grease (I like Xceed greases personally) are the driveshaft ends and drive cups really as well as silicone diff grease for ball diffs.
Thanks for stopping me to use that grease
I just got Team Losi Racing Hi-Pressure Black Grease.
So, I can use it on each end of center drive-shaft and gears where they connect to drive-shaft, right?
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Thanks for stopping me to use that grease
I just got Team Losi Racing Hi-Pressure Black Grease.
So, I can use it on each end of center drive-shaft and gears where they connect to drive-shaft, right?
I prefer not to use grease on those parts as it attracts lost of dust and dirt and can sometimes be more harmful than helpful.
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Do not put grease on anything exposed. Only put it on things that are completely sealed. Dust and dirt sticks to the grease and turns it into an abrasive paste.
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Do not put grease on anything exposed. Only put it on things that are completely sealed. Dust and dirt sticks to the grease and turns it into an abrasive paste.
Exactly. A light coating of ceramic grease on the sealed trans is all you really need, and some prefer to bypass this anyways.
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