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Old 06-12-2007, 04:04 PM   #1
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Anybody here use a garden hose to clean their stuff?
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Old 06-12-2007, 04:18 PM   #2
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ive only heard of baja owner doing that but im sure it make the things rust so..
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Old 06-12-2007, 04:24 PM   #3
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i have done this with my buggy

it works but just take all the eletrics and motor out

then hose it down then maby after its clean then spray WD-40 on it and blow it off after

just my 2 cents
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Old 06-12-2007, 08:07 PM   #4
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I give my vehicle a cleaning with a air nozzle form my air compressor.
I was told you can spray some simple green cleaner on the dirty greasy parts let it dry and then blow it off with air.

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Old 06-12-2007, 08:17 PM   #5
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some times when i plan on rebuildin ,and my truk is filthy i'll pop my electrics out ,pop the engine out and when the wifes out :GRIN: i'll drop it in the dish washer,works awesome just remember to oil your bearings and dont let the wife find out i've done it lots with various rc's and ain't had a problem "that i didn't cause"yet
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Old 06-12-2007, 08:44 PM   #6
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The hose work fine.I followed the idea from another guy,take the radio gear out and hang from the backend.Blast away and let it all dripdownwards and give it a real good once over with the air compressor and relube all the bearings.Just be carefull around the carb and motor with the full force of the hose.
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Old 06-12-2007, 08:48 PM   #7

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Old skool...

I just bite the bullet & take the few hours needed to dissasemble the whole thing and clean as I go
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:16 PM   #8
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If you have time, disassembling the whole car and cleaning each part is the best way to do it. But if you in a rush or lazy like me, take all your electronics and engine out and take the garden hose to it. After that put a good coating of WD40 on the whole car then blow off with an air compressor. Re-lubing you bearings would also be a good idea...
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Old 06-12-2007, 11:31 PM   #9
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I personally at first thing take out my fuel tank to clean it and get in under it. wipe down the major parts I can with a damp rag (after applying simple green) simple green alll the greasy parts (motor pipe etc) then get into the tiny places with qtips dipped in a solution of simple green and water. works great and keeps me from complete dissassembly unless necessary and keeps my truck nice and clean. whole cleaning takes 30-45 minutes
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Old 06-13-2007, 01:18 AM   #10
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simple green and a air hose thats all you need to keep your rc lookin like new
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