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    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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    RE: Best way to clean shocks

    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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    RE: Best way to clean shocks

    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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    RE: Best way to clean shocks

    A hilarious thread from the past when I could not clean a simple shock.....
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    RE: Best way to clean shocks

    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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    RE: Best way to clean shocks

    Iuse Hobo ditch (50% rubbing alcohol 50% water), toothbrush, paint brush, and compressed air to clean everything on the car.

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    RE: Best way to clean shocks

    Wd 40/ Armor-all / compressed air, tooth brush, sml paint brush, q-tip not in that order..................
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    RE: Best way to clean shocks

    Check the dates of posts! I just randomly came across this old thread on Google and wanted a laugh
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    RE: Best way to clean shocks

    right..........didn't read far enough
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    RE: Best way to clean shocks

    +1 for toothbrush
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