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Old 01-29-2006, 09:59 AM   #1
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My truck is still a mess from yesterdays bashing. I took it apart and tried cleaning it the best i could but its still dirty. What should i be doing to make cleaning faster and easier.
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Old 01-29-2006, 10:17 AM   #2
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If your truck is water proofed, you can use a garden hose and just blast everything off. Then coat all moving and metal parts with WD 40 to prevent rust. If you don't have it waterproofed then use a air compressor that can at least blast 50 psi of air and blast the dirt off. I use simple green cleaner to aid the compressed air.
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Old 01-29-2006, 10:29 AM   #3
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If you really want to clean it out you can take out all the electronics and the engine, clean those with a toothbrush and the engine with a bit of water, being very careful not to get anything in it, and then blast everything else with water, then after that blow it out with a compressor to get any water out of spots where they may get into the bearings. Kind of like what weginator said I guess...

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Old 01-29-2006, 10:51 AM   #4
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Yes if you dont already have a compressor u should think about gettin one they do a good job......
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Old 01-29-2006, 11:02 AM   #5
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Clean it!!

Get a spray bottle, put some dish soap and water. Remove electronics spray down, use a 1" paint brush and go over everythin and use a toothbrush for the areas you cant get the paint brush in. Rince off with HOT water. Blow dry it until its all dry. Take WD-40 and spray the HOLE truck down. The WD-40 protecs metel from rusting and also conditions the plastic parts and removes any water that may "creep" into unseen areas. After you spray the hole truck down with the WD-40 let it sit for a couple of hourse. Take a ragg and wipe off the WD-40. Use a blow dryer to blow dry any WD-40 you cant get to with a rag. Your truck/car will look like its brand new, all the plastics will be nice and black and your metel parts will be protected against rust. Many people have seen my RC stuff dirty, then seen it after I clean it.....there usually speechless LOL!!! One more thing, if you still have WD-40 that you just cant remove place your turck in a cold place like a freezer...yes i said freezer, it will evaporate the WD-40 in about 30min. In the winter I just put it in the Garage overnight and you dont have to do any wiping or blow drying.
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Old 01-29-2006, 06:06 PM   #6
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Try An Air compressor, I do, Fast and easy!!!


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Old 01-29-2006, 08:24 PM   #7
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If you have a buggy ,truggy style sero tray and electroics box,it's 4 or 5 screws to remove the hole thing.Bag the air filter,and give it a blast with a power washer then a bath in wd40 .
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