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    Waterproofness Cleanup

    I know the Summit is water proof, but it looks like water would get everywhere into it. If the tires were to get filled with water, could I put them in rice to take the water out? I wrapped my Slash when it got wet in a towel and it is like all of the water just come off of it. Would those 2 things work for if the Summit gets wet?
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    You could also blow it off with and air compressor or hair dryer?? Too towel can help but you have to remember that rust can happen depending on we're you live.

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    The wheels have a pin hole in them, when the tires get wet just squeeze them with both hands. Directing the water away from you and avoid any slashes in your tires cause those will soak you too lol

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    Putting a small hole in the center of a closed V in the tread and drive it... the water/mud will fling out.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    OK. Thanks
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    you can tape up the holes in the wheels and make sure wd40/spray oil/light grease is your best friend - works well to repel mmoisture from the metal. I use a microfibre cloth to wipe excess moisture.

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    +1 on the WD40........I spray my down after every cleanup. Dust sticks more because of the oil but it really helps with the the rusting bolt heads.

    I know you have been spending money left and right but I would invest in an OuterWears or Dusty cover. I just ordered two Dusty Covers for our new Summits.
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    The cover whatever flavour you choose make clean up much easier.prevents it getting really dirty


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    I would dry with whatever means you have available after water play(above mentioned compressed air or hair dryer.) Water is hard on things, especially bearings/bushings and tire foams. It flushes out lubricants and creates a moist environment for things to grow inside your tires...things that can smell pretty rank. The summit is advertised as "waterproof" but that is in reference to the ESC, servos and motor. To keep your summit in tip top shape your maintinence intervals will need to be more frequent and in depth if you run in/near water.

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    Tire drain

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    man i love draining the tires

    here's how i clean mine..scroll down a tad.

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    I am ordering Dust Motors Shroud tomorrow as well ask skids. Does water, dirt, and grime get under the tbone skids?
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    is there any other ways to dry tyres

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    I thought sticking them in a small bag of rice would suck the moisture out of them after you squeeze them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Chandler View Post
    I am ordering Dust Motors Shroud tomorrow as well ask skids. Does water, dirt, and grime get under the tbone skids?
    Yes it does.I just hose it out but do pull them off Fairly regularly inspecting and lubing etc...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Chandler View Post
    I thought sticking them in a small bag of rice would suck the moisture out of them after you squeeze them out.
    You would/will be surprised at how much they can hold.



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    They look like they hold a lot of water. That is why I havent gotten it wet yet because i dont want the screws to rust like it did in my slash.
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    Just get an old food dehydrator at a garage sale and stick your tires in it

    I don't really know if that would work...but i I could ever find one cheap I might try it...some day. I'm not sure there would be enough air flow through the foams even with holes in the tires.

    Probably wouldn't want to make jerky in it afterwards...


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    Lol mmmmmmm swamp jerky.
    Big seller I'm sure lol
    I tried it didn't really work.
    But I noticed a warmed up and moist
    Not refreshing scent wafting in the air.
    Wow just when you think it smells pretty bad......warm it up some and wow!!! good times ,....ya good times.lol
    Maybe in a box under vacuum to pull the moisture out?



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    Quote Originally Posted by jamann View Post
    Lol mmmmmmm swamp jerky.
    Big seller I'm sure lol
    I tried it didn't really work.
    But I noticed a warmed up and moist
    Not refreshing scent wafting in the air.
    Wow just when you think it smells pretty bad......warm it up some and wow!!! good times ,....ya good times.lol
    Maybe in a box under vacuum to pull the moisture out?



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    Well you just saved me a few bucks and potentially having to haggle with a frugal old lady...thanks jamann!


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    If you do decide to try it. find a well vented area.....like a neighbours house maybe...lol.the one I tried was a element and a fan basically


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    When i dry my tires out I unlock the diffs and hold two of the tires on the same side and let the other side spin. They spin twice as fast and sling water everywhere. Sadly I get wet every time.
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    A little electrical tape over the hole inside the plastic wheel does the trick. Then no water go into the foams at all!

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    or Duck Tape. That might be good too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamann View Post
    If you do decide to try it. find a well vented area.....like a neighbours house maybe...lol.the one I tried was a element and a fan basically


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    Or a difficult coworkers house hahaha...ok I'm done


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    ive just been leaving my tyres in the hot sun to dry out and squeezing them regularly to drain the water, when theyre completely dry im going to make them water tight so i dont have to continuously dry them out

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    Does making tires waterproof effect the way the tires fold over and stick to rocks?
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    I think they would as air cannot escape anymore... no way for the tire to give into itself.

    Also, sealing the tire up 100% is going to make it shrivel up in colder temps.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    So duct tape the holes or something?
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    it doesnt get all that cold in australia so i think i will be right, if they do shrink from low temp ill just hair drier them

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