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Old 08-08-2007, 12:14 AM   #11
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brake cleaner good and bad

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brake cleaner is good if u can get a hold of it free/ u know who you are! lol
only thing is true watch out for plastic areas. good to spray on and around chassis area/ engine and its head, NONO on rx's, and so on. I personally use brake cleaner in such areas

another good thing i use is w-d 40 type/ oil type penetration on bearings if u are the lazy type who dont like to rebuild bearings. example, take a wheel off and u see the bearing exposed, give it a good spray and spin. free'd up siezed bearings for me.

if u have time u can also use the brake cleaner as a bearing degreaser, spray in cup, let bearings sit, shake cup ever so often and voila nice and clean bearings

i personally dont like using water or water based items cus that tends to leave rust everywhere whether how dry u get your car. there is always wet areas u miss, i have experience (even when using compressed air blower) - also messes your bearings up

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Old 08-08-2007, 05:21 AM   #12
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re cleaning your truggy

i use wd 40 to clean my truggy and then blast it with compressed air to get all the crud off. then i simply wipe up the rest with a cloth.
then i use some dry ice race lube for all my bearings and its good to go .
if i get it really muddy i will take it to a car wash and power wash it after removing the reciever and hump pack. i dont really worry abouy taking the servos out because they are sealed anyways . as long as your not immersing the thing in water i leave the servos in. and i also plug the pipe with trusty foam ear plugs so i dont get water inside it.

then after drying it thoroughly i spray some wd40 on it so all the screws wont rust.
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:34 AM   #13
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Just curious if anyone has used contact cleaner...
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:52 AM   #14
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I have used contract cleaner to clean nitro motors without a problem.
Although, I would be careful using it on any plastics.

Just to be safe with any new untested chemical cleaner, first try it on a piece of plastic that is not readily visable. If it does not cause any reaction with the plastic after several minutes, you should be good to go.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:39 AM   #15
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Thanks for the info Doc and just a little insight into your sig "Why don't they make the whole plane out of the black box material?"
If you ever picked up one of those black boxes(not always black by the way) they weigh a fair amount compared to other parts of the same size
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hey guys, im going to be the wierd one in the bunch. to clean my cars i take them apart almost completely and use some powder laundry detergent, water, and a toothbrush. of course my electronics, engine and bearings are out when i do this, and its very time consuming but it comes out looking so new i can whipe it down with my best white shirt with no fears. ive even left bearings in my cars before and they dont lock up.
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