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  1. #121
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    Its not as messy or hard to remove as people may thing. pretty simple really.
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    ya its quite easy to remove.. did not realize how much that diff actually moves without it.

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    Nice Summit! I'm glad to see that you do rebuilds a lot too! I always end up tearing my Summit down after 2 months or so.
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    Thanks Wolfslash16, I do, I'm more like once a month. Guess Im a little OCD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Adventurer View Post
    Thanks for swinging by, I use Fluid Film as a lubricant because its also a rust inhibitor. I use it on hinge pins, inside carries, on axles. Its a neat formula that sprays on then gets just slightly waxy after it sits for a bit, great for taking up space the dirt could get into. Helps keep the squeaks away too. A can lasts me a long time, I only do quick 1 sec sprays where its needed.

    Ive never used/heard of it being applied for waterproofing, but that would be neat. I`ll have to read the bottle a little more.

    Have our ever seen it used like that?
    I haven't seen it used specifically for waterproofing but I was watching videos for a product called CorrosionX that they were waterproofing ESCs with and have since read that Fluid Film was the "Canadian Equivalent" (though its made in California!) probably called that because its available here at CanTire. Its a rust inhibitor because it leaves that waxy film so air and water can't get to the metal so apparently it works as a good waterproofer.

    I want to waterproof my Castle MMP but before I do, I'm going to test that FF on some dollar store electronics--just spray on, wait a bit, then dunk in water and see what happens! I'll let you know the results!

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    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    Its made by Rustoleum, a well known company, so it could be promising. In the Q&A someone states that the literature says 'not recommended for electronics', however they may have just put that in there to prevent people from suing them after improperly spraying their expensive gear and trying to hold Rustoleum liable.

    Going to experiment with Fluid Film, if it fails then I might try this NeverWet

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    Definitely let me know how it goes with the Fluid film, Ive been wanting some corrosion X for a MM system. Id be nice if FF does the trick.
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    I know CX works... dipped my MT4 ESC in it and it has survived quite a few puddles without any glitches.

    I agree with the electronics clause... they demonstrate their product and even give a how-to on an iPhone. lol

    My only concern with any waterproofer is heat retention... we don't want that!
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Where did you grab your CX from Jimmie?
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    Surprisingly my local hardware had a can. The cheapest place I found online was Amazon.
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    I got a few goodies in the mail today... More to come after I have a chance to dive into my diffs. For now, I am out trucking to see If I can destroy some stock gears

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    Well, I gone and done it now...

    Ordered a Tekin RX8/T8 Gen2 1550kv 6s System! Bye bye 775.

    Now My truck/diffs are is in pieces waiting to be rebuild with hardened gears and aluminum axles!

    Cant unleash the 6s Tekin system without strengthening the truck first.


    Oh... Also ordered some new original trenchers, I will be mounting them on the Tech 5`s
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    In prep for the parts on their way, I've stripped and cleaned up the Summit. Seems the diff foam washers held up better than the E-Revo. Was very surprised how clean the inside of the diffs were, fluids were still good!







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    I have a set of aluminum axles coming from LEM very soon and got all the hardware cleaned and ready for them.





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    After the big strip down I cleaned most of the plastics, now she sits here ready to be build when parts arrive.

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    Sounds and looks great.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Adventurer View Post
    I have a set of aluminum axles coming from LEM very soon and got all the hardware cleaned and ready for them.
    OK who is your inside source?? Im still waiting to give them my money for a set.
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    Perhaps he is close enough to send the money via paper airplane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noir 522 View Post
    OK who is your inside source?? Im still waiting to give them my money for a set.
    Im not the kinda guy who names names LoL


    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    Perhaps he is close enough to send the money via paper airplane.
    Don't quite think it would make it over the border, But I do enjoy a good paper airplane.
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    how did u wire the bec in to the receiver if i have two steering servos thanks

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    Same, It shouldn't matter how many steering servos are connected to the RX.
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    but im out of spots in the rx

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    place a y-harness in the place of the 1st steering servo in the rx, then put both servos into the y-harness
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    ok ill have to get on but this stupid thing is makin me mad one time every thing comes on and the next nothing works im done with it for the night time to get sleep and work on it tomorrow thanks for the advice

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    Well, this is the liquid electrical tape and silicone I could find to waterproof my RX8.

    Anyone seen this kind? Any reviews or advice? Im not sure if all the chems in its composition are safe for the boards and caps? Does Plastidip have all these ingredients?



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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    Perhaps he is close enough to send the money via paper airplane.
    Thats awesome.


    Quote Originally Posted by noir 522 View Post
    OK who is your inside source?? Im still waiting to give them my money for a set.
    Sent you a PM
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    hmmm i dont know to much about safety for a pc board but......i have used the permatax liquid rubber(at canadian tire) on lipo cells so far so good. althought the plastic case got soft

    dont know all the chems to the brand but the one i seen was acatone....

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    The liquid tape wont conduct electricity if that's what your askin. It also shouldn't have anything in it that would hurt the PCB. I don't know much related about silicone caulking.
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    im thinking slicone would be your best bet...for safety

    could always call up the manufacturer
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    On tekin systems guys used both.
    Clear silicone over where the lights are so you can still see them.liquid tape or plasti dip for the rest.although I believe plasti dip is available in clear now too.


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    Yes, I debated ordering the clear plastidip. Didnt want to wait and the Tekin came in yesterday.

    I want to trust the liquid electrical tape, but I dont like the Starbrite MSDS...

    So back to HH and got the plastidip, some clear silicone and a slew of other products.
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    Here is an ides I just had....

    Anyone ever soldered on castle bullet connectors to the RX8 posts? I kinda like being able to separate the motor/ESC sometimes.



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    Got some new friends for my Summit/Revo in while finishing up waterproofing/soldering its Tekin system.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Adventurer View Post
    Here is an ides I just had....

    Anyone ever soldered on castle bullet connectors to the RX8 posts? I kinda like being able to separate the motor/ESC sometimes.
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    yes - it actually worked out prety well on the SumVee (I stuck the RX8 inside the aluminum case first). The posts were kinda close together and I didnt want any accidental sparking via a lose wire or something. So after I attached the castle bullets I heat shrinked the posts. Its not as pretty as the bare post, but its safer. I debated the plastic dip for waterproofing, but went with the aluminum box instead. The internal electronics are physically attached to the box so the entire box becomes a heat sink.



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    Quote Originally Posted by noir 522 View Post
    yes - it actually worked out prety well on the SumVee (I stuck the RX8 inside the aluminum case first). The posts were kinda close together and I didnt want any accidental sparking via a lose wire or something. So after I attached the castle bullets I heat shrinked the posts. Its not as pretty as the bare post, but its safer. I debated the plastic dip for waterproofing, but went with the aluminum box instead. The internal electronics are physically attached to the box so the entire box becomes a heat sink.
    Sweet, I like it.
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    I just finished soldering/waterproofing mine, I had both plastidip and liquid electrical tape. Decided last min to use the LET. Only need to finish sealing the sensor and fan port on the exterior.

    Man, I tell you It was a huge relief when I turned it on for the first time and it powered on successfully. As this was my first time waterproofing, I was a little worried.

    But it all went back together great and Im super stoaked.

    Cant wait for my Aluminum LEM axles and hardened diff gears to show up next week to put my Summit back together!










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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Adventurer View Post
    Got some new friends for my Summit/Revo in while finishing up waterproofing/soldering its Tekin system.




    Why only 2A?
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    First time powering on, hadnt charged yet or changed stock settings.
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    Man, you truck is very cool! I hope you'll be ok with waterproofing the combo!
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