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    "Refurbishing"

    You might say I'm refurbishing my merv. I'm trying to get it to run it's best I rebuilt it and replaced parts that were broken and some bearings were worn so i replaced those too. I died the chassis and put velcro on the battery doors. I put oil in the shocks and diffs. Anything else I should do to make it run most efficiently and fastest and handle best? Not new parts just maintanence.
    Drive. Crash. Fix. Repeat.

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    did you oil the old bearings you didn't replace

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    With WD-40?
    Drive. Crash. Fix. Repeat.

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    I as Always thought WD-40 was a lube but i was wrong it stands for ''Water Displacement'' but it is a GREAT dirt collector!

    AnyWho did you re-glue the tire make sure they are glued well and aren't wobbling. Make sure you camber and toe is set properly. You could try and make your body more Aero dynamic and cut some Vent holes and add some mesh and stuff to run more efficient and I think that's it.
    Last edited by RC-nightmare; 03-18-2013 at 01:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC-nightmare View Post
    I as Always thought WD-40 was a lube but i was wrong
    No you weren`t.....Try to spray it into a small cup and leave it there for a few days until it gets thicker.

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    i still dont think thicker wd40 will do as good a job as a proper grease or dry lube. white lithium grease also isnt the greatest.

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    Wd40 has a new product out silver and yellow can. It's a lube and water displacement spray. Works really well and does not attract dirt like the old crap it keeps parts remarkably clean I was surprised

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    Yea i use that to lube my brushed motors! (: works well

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaytet View Post
    i still dont think thicker wd40 will do as good a job as a proper grease or dry lube. white lithium grease also isnt the greatest.
    I just said that wd40 is a lube....

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    ^ ^ It is NOT a lube. It is a rust remover and a water displacer. Use some good ol' bearing lube!http://www.teamassociated.com/parts/details/6636/
    And there he goes with the carbon...

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    It actually makes a better stainless steel polish than a rust remover/ lube. I don't even own any of the regular stuff.

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