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Old 07-10-2009, 06:46 PM
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Default Best way to clean shocks

I have a Tornado BB nitro car, and I just took it for some dirt runs. It was filthy and everything, but I cleaned it (kind of). There only crucial part I could,nt clean are the shocks because of those springs. How do I get to them? The only way I can figure is to take them off and soak them. If there are any better ways, please let me know!
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:28 PM
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1: Remove shock from vehicle
2: Compress spring in direction shown in pic 2
3: When spring is compressed, you can remove the piece circled (the piece that the spring would sit on). When that piece is removed, the spring can now be removed. EDIT: See far right pic.
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Old 07-11-2009, 12:40 AM
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i spray mine with simple green then use compressed air to blow all the dirt and cleaner off it works well.
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A hilarious thread from the past when I could not clean a simple shock.....
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:41 PM
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a tooth brush comes in handy for cleaning hard to reach(pun) places on RC's. its a cheap tool to have on hand.
compressed air is great.
if you dont have an air compressor, the air cans made for cleaning computers and such work OK.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:01 PM
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Iuse Hobo ditch (50% rubbing alcohol 50% water), toothbrush, paint brush, and compressed air to clean everything on the car.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:34 PM
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Wd 40/ Armor-all / compressed air, tooth brush, sml paint brush, q-tip not in that order..................
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:19 PM
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Check the dates of posts! I just randomly came across this old thread on Google and wanted a laugh
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right..........didn't read far enough
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+1 for toothbrush
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