R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-12-2007, 09:00 AM   #16
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: www.moorebankraceway.com
Posts: 5,119
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

guys don't bother with anti freeze and all these crazy hazardous stuff. just chrome the pipe, and it cleans all of very easily after each race day with detergent and warrm to hot water i payed $40 australian to chrome my nova pipe.

here is the beast with the chromed out dubs,...i mean pipe
Attached Thumbnails
car cleaning-dscf0002.jpg  
TomB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2007, 09:05 AM   #17
Tech Adept
 
Wild Tiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 187
Default

Thanks to all for your reply's.

You've been very helpful
Wild Tiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2007, 09:09 AM   #18
Tech Adept
 
Ice_nl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 134
Send a message via MSN to Ice_nl
Default

I use an air compressor to clean the most dirt off and then i strip down the car and use serpent cleaning putty.
__________________
RC-Models.nl | Shepherd Velox V8 EC OM-Edition | Shepherd Velox F1 | Buri Racer E1.2 | Tamiya 419x
Ice_nl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2007, 09:12 AM   #19
Tech Master
 
Nitro$junkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Posts: 1,420
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to Nitro$junkie
Default

All i do is put some fuel on a rag and scrub it off you'd be surprised how good nitro fuel is at removing nitro residue plus it puts a little coat of oil to stop any surface rust or oxidization i go over most of the car, you'd be shocked how long a wet fuel rag last too once it starts getting dirty just turn it in side out its still wet with fuel on the other side u just go through rags quick cause of how good of a job it dose it just's messes up the rag you wouldn't even use 50ml and you'll get most of the hard parts off then just go over with a clean rag to get every last bit off.

But this method don't compare to striping the car down and cleaning it properly but thats a huge job then for it to go straight back to how it was after one run


BUT ALL THIS IS AFTER 5-10min of blowing the crap out of it with a compressor which gets 75% off
__________________
Futaba
Mugen
Novarossi
Byron's
http://www.hospitalrecords.com

Last edited by Nitro$junkie; 07-12-2007 at 09:26 AM.
Nitro$junkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2007, 09:20 AM   #20
Tech Master
 
Nitro$junkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Posts: 1,420
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to Nitro$junkie
Default

wouldn't recommend this but when I'm feeling lazy i just give it a light spray with degreaser and wash the degreaser off with WD40 no water involved but heavily coat it with WD40 and blow it all off for at least 10-20Min making sure i blow every last drop out then i go over it with a dry clean rag this makes the car come up like new but once again i don't recommended this I'm just willing to deal with the consequences if something goes wrong
__________________
Futaba
Mugen
Novarossi
Byron's
http://www.hospitalrecords.com

Last edited by Nitro$junkie; 07-12-2007 at 09:30 AM.
Nitro$junkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2007, 09:41 AM   #21
Tech Regular
 
mugendude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 366
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TomB View Post
guys don't bother with anti freeze and all these crazy hazardous stuff. just chrome the pipe, and it cleans all of very easily after each race day with detergent and warrm to hot water i payed $40 australian to chrome my nova pipe.

here is the beast with the chromed out dubs,...i mean pipe
holly sh** what motor is that it looks awsome but the antifreez works really well
__________________
murnan modified rb xenon R ballistic missle i love the smell of nitro in the morning
www.rc-racing.org
mugendude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2007, 10:19 AM   #22
Tech Addict
 
Chemical X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 625
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Default

The anti freeze method sounds interesting so I'll give it a try.

I've been using an ultrasonic cleaner like the one in the link below to clean my exhaust pipe and header. I fill it with Simple Green drop in the pipe and turn it on to its maximum time which is eight minutes. It's been working great at removing all the gunk from the pipe. I then polish it up with a little Mothers polish afterwards.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=93035

The ultrasonic cleaner also works well when tearing down the car for a complete cleaning and rebuild. The downside is the cost of the cleaner and the time required.

Just like everyone else has said, always start by blowing off the car with compressed air for a good 10 minutes. That helps remove 75% of the dirt before you start other cleaning.
Chemical X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2007, 10:23 AM   #23
Tech Regular
 
Loveless's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Concrete vietnam
Posts: 453
Default Tom B

Yo, TomB whats that on your ur pipes exuast, looks like its fastweld or something to strenghthen it up in case of a side fender bender,,,
__________________
AIRTRONICS/KEVLAR R.D./MUGEN FUEL/PARMA, CENTRAL BODIES/MUGEN SEIKI/PICCO ENGINES/JP ENGINES/ BELTRANS WHEELS AND HOBBIES, KAMIKAZI RACING.

"Free your mind, and your ass will follow"...
Loveless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2007, 11:20 AM   #24
Tech Master
 
Rapid Roy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: L.A. (Rowland Hts)
Posts: 1,531
Default

For the pipes, I have seen some people using a product called carbon off. I've seen it at seen it at smart and final. Comes in an aerosol can. Looks like it does a great job.
Rapid Roy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2007, 04:05 PM   #25
Tech Apprentice
 
driftkingz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 50
Default

the best thing to do it get a spray bottle and fill it with water spray you car but not the electrics and the get a compressor and just blow it all away
driftkingz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2007, 04:48 PM   #26
Tech Regular
 
mugendude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 366
Default

you go ahead and pray water but me i dont care if your clint eastwood if your spray isnt accurate then your electronics are gone i will stck with the cleaning pudy
__________________
murnan modified rb xenon R ballistic missle i love the smell of nitro in the morning
www.rc-racing.org
mugendude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2007, 06:32 PM   #27
Tech Regular
 
Loveless's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Concrete vietnam
Posts: 453
Default Cleaning...

I second the motion, cleaning puddy....
__________________
AIRTRONICS/KEVLAR R.D./MUGEN FUEL/PARMA, CENTRAL BODIES/MUGEN SEIKI/PICCO ENGINES/JP ENGINES/ BELTRANS WHEELS AND HOBBIES, KAMIKAZI RACING.

"Free your mind, and your ass will follow"...
Loveless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2007, 08:39 PM   #28
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: www.moorebankraceway.com
Posts: 5,119
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Loveless View Post
Yo, TomB whats that on your ur pipes exuast, looks like its fastweld or something to strenghthen it up in case of a side fender bender,,,
its a product which is sold in australia called "selleys Knead it" it is a two part compound that comes in a sausage roll type thing. you cut a peice of and it has the two compounds seperate, one in the centre the other on the outside layer, you mix it up by squishing it together, and then mold it around the stinger.

to get a neater look i mask out the pipe and leave only exposed where i want the putty to go, then i put it on, shaping it with a blade and my fingers. then as it is setting, it gets harder (only takes a few minutes) then i cut it to the desired style and then neaten it up, then leave it. Works well.

it is a more like playdoh, and not as runny as some other products so it is easy to work with.

we have a compressor at the track, so it is simple to keep the car clean, blow it of after each race, then power putty it. i give a light spray of metho over the top deck and plastics just to take the grease of, then i spray the car with silicone spray.
TomB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2007, 08:42 PM   #29
Tech Fanatic
 
Osiris 75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Converse, TX
Posts: 828
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

I use denatured alcohol and it doesn't damage my servos!!
__________________
SPONSORS: AWESOMATIX USA / HOBBYWING USA / AVID CONCEPTS / R1 WURKS / POWERMASTER FUELS (VP RACING) / 2MM DESIGNS
RC TARGET/CAPRICORN USA / REFLEX RACING / ULTI TIRES

Chris Kemper
Osiris 75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2007, 09:57 PM   #30
Tech Master
 
thamjk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,193
Default

how do you guys clean engine crankcase especially thoes black spot in between the fins. It hard to access those area.
__________________
Serpent 710
Nova MAX
3PK
thamjk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I AM CLEANING OUT EVERYTHING!!!! OneBadFirstGen R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 34 02-24-2011 09:16 PM
cleaning out mizeracing R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 11 04-30-2008 05:46 AM
cleaning up? rdx_arthur R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 3 09-22-2005 06:31 AM
Cleaning out the Pit.... Mr. Shookie R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 30 07-25-2005 10:03 AM
Cleaning up........Look!!! racer_RR R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 9 08-12-2004 01:56 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 06:18 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net