CLEANING AN RC
Every RC car needs cleaning and the most frequent answer to the question
about cleaning an RC car is to use a denatured alcohol taking care that
it does not go into any of the electronics parts. But there might be
more than that meets the eye.
Using expensive stuff like Trinity Nitro Blast to clean your car can
give great results but one cannot afford to use it every time after
a day at the track. There are various options available that are just
as effective and affordable. Using alcohol in a spray bottle and compressor
can be an option. One has to spray it such that it soaks in but not
dry up. Then the dirt can be blown away.
RC Blast spray can leave smell after it dries up so one needs better
options to make headway in cleaning an RC Car. Take a solution of simple
green and rubbing alcohol, Special engine cleaner air tool and an air
compressor of any kind. This trick can be done it with your air compressor
as well. If you go to the tracks, quite a number of people are there
who bring air compressors and blow off their R/C with air. Although
air compressors works somewhat; but not as much as the whole trick given
Air compressor can be obtained from anywhere, Wal-Mart, Sams, Sears
etc for $69 or less. RC blast costs about 5 dollars. After 10 cans one
has spent the same amount of money on an air-compressor. If you already
have one, you are more than halfway there.
Engine cleaner has a pressure valve for the solution adjustment, a hose
to suck out the solution and a pressure regulator (trigger) that you
simply push that gives the air. For the solution make a mixture of 5:1
simple green to water, and then add a small amount of alcohol.
Turn the engine sprayer to where it barely lets out any solution as
if it is almost completely shut. This works great for conserving. It
also does not risk any sort of problem with electronics. If done properly
it works well with Nitro all over it and Electric buggy as well. Make
sure to blast the area with bearings. Make the wheels spin from the
air and then blast the bearing area again. Once things are nice and
clean, take the hose out of the solution and just use air to dry it.
Since everything was left inside, make sure to not be using really any
solution and do not just sit on the electronics. It takes just a quick
once over and the stuff is pretty much cleaned off completely.
After the whole procedure is over, you would be proud to have an RC
that looks much clean that all the others hard measure put together
and back breaking tricks used earlier.
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