What method do you use to clean your RC?

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Compressed air works well on both ground and air vehicles. You wouldn't think you would need to blow out Aircraft, but on the rare occasion your landing gear doesn't want to cooperate and you need to belly land like my FMS 1450mm Mustang, it comes in handy. :eek:

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That looks like most of my landings!
 

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I run my Arrma Granite nearly everyday. So, I don't bother going full detailing. I just want to get the caked on dirt off. I use a large stiff bristle brush for the tires and undercarriage. A cheap, stiff bristle art paint brush and metal pick for nooks and crannies and everything else. Then finish off with a good blasting with my cordless leaf blower with a tapered nozzle. The body gets a quick hand wash. Then, she's ready for the next day's session.
If I'm in the mood and really want to make it look super purty, I break out the water filled, pressurized garden sprayer. Scrub with a mixture of water and car wash detergent using a toothbrush. Blow it dry with the blower and compressed air. Then spray everything down with WD40, wiping off the excess. Man, I'm tired just typing this out, no wonder I don't do this often!
 
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I run nitro's ,but I usually just use an air compressor to blow them off most of the time!
But accasionally I do a deep clean on them ,I pull the engine & electronics ,an dowse
the chassy with Dawn dish soap or a cleaner like Simple green an jet it down with a
power nozzle an then dry it up with air compressor ,I usually mainly do this in the
summer months when the temps are a 100 deg. ,it helps dry things up quickly.
In the winter months ,I spend more time just breaking it all down for hand cleaning
with soapy water an hand dry ,lube parts!...:cool:
 

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My cleaning stages:
1.Air compressor.
2.Sponge, dawn blue or car soap, tooth brush
3.If too dirty, turn it into kit form and clean it piece by piece.

The more aggressive methods are for mud trucks and nitros. For dog poo, blue dawn and white vinegar. Scotch brite/ dobbie pads will damage annodized aluminum so those are a pladtic only.

I'm not gonna lie, I got a rb400 pressure washer, and the thought came to mind on Monday when using it.
 

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I generally only run my kits when its dry out so blowing them out with the air compressor usually works decently. At least till I get to the point where I feel I have to tear it down and clean it thoroughly then I use 50/50 mix simple green/water.
 

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Alcohol and Q-tips. I take the engine and fuel tank out first. Gets it looking brand new, but takes a long time. I'm weird though, and enjoy cleaning them almost as much as running them. First pic is how I got my first one, second is after I cleaned it, rest are after I cleaned up my second one after it showed up really dirty with caked on oil. I also have a nylon brush I use for engine fins.
 

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Alcohol and Q-tips. I take the engine and fuel tank out first. Gets it looking brand new, but takes a long time. I'm weird though, and enjoy cleaning them almost as much as running them. First pic is how I got my first one, second is after I cleaned it, rest are after I cleaned up my second one after it showed up really dirty with caked on oil. I also have a nylon brush I use for engine fins.
You are a sick, sick man! 😁

That Datsun is awesome!
 

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LOL thank you very much
 

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