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Old 12-06-2003, 08:43 PM
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Default Waterproofing the maxx engine starter???

I was wanting to run my maxx in the snow sometime soon and i wanted to know if I had to waterproof the electric motor that starts my maxx?? And how would i do this??
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Old 12-06-2003, 08:51 PM
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I've seen guys using liquid tape to waterproof their electronics.
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Old 12-06-2003, 08:59 PM
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but how would i use that on the electric motor??
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Old 12-09-2003, 07:08 PM
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Default RE: Waterproofing the maxx engine starter???

i usually run in about 4" of snow with mine and havent done anything to it i do bring it in and set it by fire place to dry out then disassemble ,clean , lube, reassemble. i do this every time i finish playing in the cold stuff.
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Old 12-10-2003, 05:46 PM
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ok thanks mrmaxxman
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Old 12-10-2003, 06:46 PM
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I figure if a person can mud alittle snow isnt gonna hurt. Just plastic-dip the servos and the truck should be fine.


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Old 12-10-2003, 11:01 PM
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Default RE: Waterproofing the maxx engine starter???

Just wrap it in a balloon like this.
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Default RE: Waterproofing the maxx engine starter???

indeed, I wrapped a balloon around mine, works well. At first I thought it would melt due to it's close proximity to the engine, but after several runs, I inspected it and I was plesantly suprised by an intact balloon, and a happy/dry starter motor.
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Default RE: Waterproofing the maxx engine starter???

Um, don't you have to worry about cooling the motor? Maybe not, as it's used so sporadically, but these motors are NOT designed to be sealed up!

I doubt that electric buggy owners put their motors in balloons, but they generate a lot of heat 'cause they're always running.

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I guess i'll get started now with putting a balloon over the starter. Thanks guys for the replies!!!
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FYI.......the starter motors don't run long enuff to get hot like one would when powering an electric vehicle....
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