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Old 07-30-2003, 01:46 AM   #1
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i have a skyline r/c nitro car.. i havnt used it for a "year" but when i put it away i didnt clean it... it is full of grease and dirt... everywhere.. i heard everywhere from toothpaste to rubbing alchol.. also.. should i take the whole thing apart? and if so is there a great chance that i "miss" something.. can someone help me out.. i want to get this thing running again.. by the way.. this thing is dirty as $hit.. so help...lol
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Old 07-30-2003, 11:41 AM   #2
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You are better off disassembling the hole thing and cleaning it piece by piece. It also makes it easier to see if there are any broken parts. Just sit down in one evening with a spray bottle filled with denatured alcohol and a bunch of rags and go for it. It also helps to have compressed air if you've got it. FWIW, I tear my race cars down and clean/rebuild between every race.
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it is definately eassier to tear them down and since you haven't run it in a while it will be a good way to re-lube everything.

tools I found helpful are:
toothbrush
rags
the correct tools(screw drivers
a place to put all the screws so they didn't get lost (pressed into cardboard)
pipe cleaners
tape
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First thing you should do though is to buy two cans of motorspray. Just spray the entire first bottle before you take it apart. Then spray off the excess residue with an air compressor, and then take it apart. Use the other can of motor spray as you would usually use it to clean out diffs, bearings and other stuff.

I'm just like fraz when it comes to paranoia of unclean race cars, and I would say that Corvette's suggested tools are what I usually use (though I do have some other wacky stuff ) and you should also check to see the condition of the motors' innards and the electronics. Cycle the battery pack a couple times if it is rechargable or replace them if it is unsalvagable or if you use alkalines.
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