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Old 09-23-2007, 09:03 PM
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what do u guys do for cleaning your trucks
Old 09-23-2007, 10:07 PM
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i usually spray my truck down with wd40 and let it sit for a few minutes, blow it off with an air compressor and then wipe off the xcess and then it looks brand new if ya do a good job
Old 09-24-2007, 07:29 AM
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ORIGINAL: evader driver

what do u guys do for cleaning your trucks
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:44 AM
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i usually take all the wheels/hubs off and put the parts in soapy water for a while but thats just me, im a noob lol[]
Old 09-24-2007, 11:16 AM
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Spray it down with denatured alcohol and blow off with air compressor.
Old 09-24-2007, 06:40 PM
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I've heard wd40 is not great on plastic parts. It would dull the plastics on my atv. Those spray cleaners are pricey and don't last very long. That denatured alcohol is a thought, not sure if it would dry out bearings.
Old 09-24-2007, 07:15 PM
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Simple green followed by an air compressor!!
Old 09-24-2007, 08:23 PM
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well i just buy some carb cleaner for cars and blow it down with so air and that works good well thanks guys
Old 09-24-2007, 08:26 PM
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well i just buy some carb cleaner for cars and blow it down with so air and that works good well thanks guys
That carb cleaner will eat away at the plastic and make it brittle. [link=http://www.rcbros.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1759]Heres[/link] a link with pics on how to do it easily. Just remember to keep your filter clean.
Old 09-24-2007, 08:56 PM
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thanks man so simple green should do it and it does'nt do anything to the metal or anything
Old 09-25-2007, 11:31 AM
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Simple Green is a great idea. Thanks!

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Old 09-25-2007, 01:11 PM
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Simple Green works best, but there's quite a few different Simple Greens on the market these days. This is the one I use.


Old 09-26-2007, 12:12 AM
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Here is a before and after of my truck. I used diluted simple green (just 50ml and the rest water) and an air compressor. Then i used some sort of tire shine (not ArmorAll) to make the wheels look extra nice.

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Old 09-26-2007, 12:16 AM
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nice.[8D]
will have to grab some of that.
Old 09-26-2007, 02:05 AM
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What I found when spraying WD40 all over the place is that it gets into the brake disk.
WD40 on that is not too good.

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