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    how to clean a dirty, muddy Slash?

    I'm new to RC cars/trucks and received my first 2wd Slash for father's day. I love it. I ran my Slash today in some wet conditions, mostly on a crushed granite gravel path. I'm looking for some feedback on the best way to clean it after it gets muddy. I know it's water sealed, but wasn't certain if I could hose it off or what?

    Thoughts?

    see photo: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pgw54vwggz...2010.52.10.jpg

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    I put mine in the laundry tub and spray it with low pressure, I try to avoid the receiver box. Then I blow it off with compressed air and spray wd 40 on anything metal.

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    Canned air is a pretty good investment as well

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    Cheap and effective...



    For cleaning your motor (if it is brushed). It can be found at WalMart and most auto parts store. Only buy the CRC in the red can. This one I have pictured or the Lectra-Motive.

    Last edited by Smug Monkey; 06-30-2013 at 12:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff_G View Post
    I put mine in the laundry tub and spray it with low pressure, I try to avoid the receiver box. Then I blow it off with compressed air and spray wd 40 on anything metal.
    This is what I do also.

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    A friend of mine sprays a light coat of Pam cooking oil on everything but the electrics ... then he hoses the truck off when he's done, and VOILA !!! CLEAN !!! Personally I've never tried it, but he swears by it.

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    Here is a thread that might help...
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...-PICTURE-HEAVY!
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    see its the brushed motor hose it off then service the motor take it apart clean it and oil it

    Quote Originally Posted by timdclem View Post
    I'm new to RC cars/trucks and received my first 2wd Slash for father's day. I love it. I ran my Slash today in some wet conditions, mostly on a crushed granite gravel path. I'm looking for some feedback on the best way to clean it after it gets muddy. I know it's water sealed, but wasn't certain if I could hose it off or what?

    Thoughts?

    see photo: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pgw54vwggz...2010.52.10.jpg
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    I have a double bay sink just spray it with arm and hammer multi cleaner set it on top of the two bays and rince with spray hose then of course ask parents first I'm the parent and wash all our trucks this way and have the cleanest traps in my sink

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    Depends if its waterproof or not, with my truck I have to take off all the electronics and then I use our basement sink with straight water and a brush and get every crevice with that and then blow it all off with my air compressor.

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    Last edited by Kitteh298; 07-03-2013 at 02:32 PM.
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    I just take my time..
    Wet paper towels..
    3 hours later... BOOM
    It's clean
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