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Discussion in 'Short Course' started by Foto Raceman, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. Foto Raceman

    Foto Raceman New Member

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    Does any one know to to remove rust on the metal parts of the rc and what is the best way to protect them from getting worse?

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    I have no cure for you. but i do recomend sillicone spray lube to help. allot of people use wd-40 but it is not a lubricant and it can destroy rubber / plastic parts. especially bearing seals.
    id use steel wool to rub off the rust. and then spray the part with lube. it really depends how much rust you have.
     
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    Some people put a Q-Tip in some oil or WD-40, and dab it on all the screws. I personally just simply bought the RC Screwz kit for my Slash 4x4. It's only about $30,and was a good investment.

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    WD-40 is a bad idea it will make the plastic brittle
     
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    Thanks you for the responds

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    I'm a firearms enthusiast so i know a thing or two about rust prevention! You need oil and 0000 steel wool to remove rust... WD-40 is great at removing moisture (hence the WD = water displacement), but it is not a lubricating oil. Breakfree CLP is the very best oil/rust preventative in my experience. Other oils such as Kroil, Tri flow, and 3 in 1 are also good rust removers/preventatives.
     
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    What is clp means

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    cleans lubes protects
     
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    Thanks again

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    Soak the parts with rust in radiator antifreeze. Works with tools, should work on a smaller scale too...
     
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    WD40 also means, "Windows Doors and 40 thing more"... If you remember the TV ads from the '70's...
     
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    Not tooting my horn here but I was a armorer in a well known airborne division. The best stuff out there is Rem-Oil. I treat everything with it,it cleans and protects on a molecular level(it permeates the metal).
     
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    The best rust eater I have used is, an old favourite, a 50-50 mix of Acetone and automatic transmision fluid .
    Too late now but a hose down to remove any water with salts in them then hot air dry the buggy, possibly a spray down with WD-40 (trying to miss the plastices) should stop rust building up in the first place .
    Painted screws (can we still say Japaned) or SS screws should not rust anyway,
    If the tin worm has a proper hold take it apart down to individual components level then rub each metal part with extremely fine steel wool or even a green pad; give everything metal a VERY light ,sheen, coat of light machine oil. Then reassemble with a marine grease, inside dog bone cups that sort of thing, remembering that the grease will act as a crud catcher so only use minimal amounts and be prepared to clean out these cups after every run.
     
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    I was about to say the same thing about Acetone and ATF...
     
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    Get stainless steel screws and pins.

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    It can be but whenever I do a teardown I reapply it, even soaked an ESC board in it a few times. For me it makes cleaning my rigs easier too, especially shock shafts. No if only the sponsored me haha I recommend working outside with a lunch tray or some cardboard as a surface and latex gloves

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