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Cleaning Plastics on Electric TC

Old 03-15-2012, 04:20 PM
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Picked up a TC4 a few weeks back and it wasn't in the best condition in terms of dirt build up.


I just picked up a new chassis for it so while I have the electronics out what should I use to clean these plastics before going in the new chassis?


On that same note, is it ok to get soap and water in the differentials? I was thinking they would be fine so long as I dried them out afterwards and put some new differential oil in.
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Use Simple Green degreaser. Spray it on and wipe it off with a rag. For tight areas use a toothbrush. If you have a compressor it'll make quick work of it.

I don't think soap and water would really clean the diffs properly. I assume you're talking gear diff and not ball diff? Simple Green would work better but brake cleaner will do a better job at cleaning out the gears and old oil. But don't use brake cleaner anywhere else on the car. It will dry out bearings and over time dull your plastics.
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Originally Posted by modelfan
Use Simple Green degreaser. Spray it on and wipe it off with a rag. For tight areas use a toothbrush. If you have a compressor it'll make quick work of it.

I don't think soap and water would really clean the diffs properly. I assume you're talking gear diff and not ball diff? Simple Green would work better but brake cleaner will do a better job at cleaning out the gears and old oil. But don't use brake cleaner anywhere else on the car. It will dry out bearings and over time dull your plastics.

Ok awesome. I don't have any degreaser on hand. I wonder if using any regular dish washing soap will work so long as it has "degreasing" power.


It won't hurt to do a quick test with some parts and see it how goes.
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