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    Cleaning

    ive ordered a dewalt 14.4 from KD and i was wondering was is the best was to clean it i used to flush my titan with the hose as im cleaning it (because i clean it with a hose) then run contact cleaner through it, then a bit of oil when im done, am i doing the right thing by the brushed motor or should i do something different?

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    . After washing,if you have a compressor,gently blow out whatever moisture you can.
    Clean with contact cleaner ...let dry
    Oil only the bushings at either end drop or two each
    Reinstall.


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    i do have a compressor so i will do, sorry for the stupid question but where are the bushings?

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    Front and rear end of the motor


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    I just use a compressor... I only use water every once in a while.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    I just spray a bunch of contact cleaner through it then oil it. Can contact cleaner be used for cleaning the whole truck too?
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    i guess it can Jacob because its safe to electronics, summit is waterproof anyway, and gets rid of dirt, i just use the garden hose to clean mine when its dirty then blow it off with compressed air

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    Keep your commutator and brushes dry. If they aren't dry, the carbon from the brushes will gum up and fry it.
    PM me for help converting your Summit to brushless

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    What brand of contact cleaner do you guys use and where do you buy it........auto parts store???
    SUMMIT, SUMVO, ERBE, EMAXX & REVO 3.3

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    For cleaning the truck I use water and a bit of dish soap and a old toothbrush if needed.contact cleaner gets expensive and I wouldn't use it on plastic.
    This would do for the motor
    http://www.crcindustries.com/ei/cont....aspx?PN=03070


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    Quote Originally Posted by jamann View Post
    For cleaning the truck I use water and a bit of dish soap and a old toothbrush if needed.contact cleaner gets expensive and I wouldn't use it on plastic.
    This would do for the motor
    http://www.crcindustries.com/ei/cont....aspx?PN=03070


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    Thank you sir!

    As for a cleaner I found a nitro degreaser/clearer in a pump (spray) bottle works real well. I spray it on dry and hose it off with very little brushing involved. And if it's muddy I knock the big stuff off before I spray it down. I'll try to find the brand if anyone cares?
    SUMMIT, SUMVO, ERBE, EMAXX & REVO 3.3

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    I have used non chlorinated brake cleaner a fair bit on the dewalt no issues
    When I had no contact cleaner.
    I am not recommending anyone do so.
    It appears to be pretty close to the same thing to me.yes do post up what you use.help others wondering what options are out there to use.


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    if your commutator isnt dry, carbon will gum up the brushes and commutator and fry your motor. so make sure to leave the brushes and commutator dry. The brushes are kinda like graphite dust, so you don't need to lube the shaft or brushes.
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