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    Time for a little cleaning

    Summit has gone a year without being lubed, cleaned, or even sprayed off. Thought it was time to do that.I was wondering, how is the best way to clean it. I'm taking the motor off this time, because I don't want it getting soaked inside (yes, I know it would be fine, but water killed last motor) and was wondering how to get it as clean as when I first bought it. How could I get the tires all shiny and all that just like out of the bbox. Ordered a new body today, the updated body and a light bar which I will install on the new body. Also wondering how I need to lube the whole truck with wd-40. (need where to wd at) Basically I want it spotless. I have simple green, plastic cleaner, and all that stuff.
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    I dont like wd-40, it leaves behind residue. Use wd-40 specialist silicone works great. I clean up with it and my trucks shine when im done. If its metal it needs hit with it. If you want it really shiny Ive seen tire shine spray (as long as its fine for plastic) used and really made the truck showroom.

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    Do not use Simple Green near anything electronic, ever. Simple Green is an excellent degreaser cleaner but, it attacks copper like nothing else on this earth!! In another life of mine a long time ago, Maintenance management discovered this stuff. Mechanics loved it, technicians loathed it?

    Sorry, had to share, eye still twitching....
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    So use just regular soap?
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    Regular soap and no simple green?
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    I've used dish washing detergent in a bowl with warm water(NO Simple Green). I use a cheap paint brush to get the nooks and crannies and a cloth for the big stuff. Some folk simply hose them off, but I find that leaves muddy water spots. Compressed air is wonderful after a good washing and rinse!

    If you use regular WD40(I've done it once, some swear by it), you definitely want compressed air afterward. Sticky's exactly right, left on without wiping and/or blowing off it will attract dust. Also, it's been brought up before and worth saying again, WD40 is not a lubricant per se. You will need to lube your motor bushings/bearings(I prefer 3-in-one oil). Other exposed joints should get the lubricant of your choice(preferably one that does not attract dirt).

    My two cents...
    Last edited by Mayberry Kid; 09-08-2012 at 06:04 PM.
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    So could I use this for my motor and everything else? http://www.belray.com/bel-ray-6-1 this is what I use for my dirtbike
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    I've not used it myself, but sounds like the cats pajamas. Let us know how she turns out. We all like to know how a product performs!
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    Will do, post pictures and a product review
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