Clean rc bearings
In order to get your ball bearings properly cleaned, simply put them in a small container and use some special cleaning spray on them. Next, out the bearing on a paper towel, letting the fluid dry off. And finally, oil your bearing with some WD40 or 3-in-1 light oil. When cleaning completely seized bearing, just let them soak in WD40 overnight. In the morning, use the end of a pencil to give the center bush a spin and see if’s freed up. When the bearing turns, it should run smoother.
Cleaning your RC car’s wheels and RC transmitter
While it is not difficult to clean your RC car wheels, it can take up. A lot of your time. Here’s a list of the tools and cleaners you’ll need:
- Cotton buds or q- tips
- Foam or rubber cleaner
- Some washing-up liquid
- Hot water
- A toothbrush
- RC dirt bag
Before you start cleaning your RC car’s wheels and tires, take them off and check to see if they have any air vents. If they do, you shouldn’t wash them with water and soap. They might fill up with water. In this case, it’s better to just get a bowl of hot water, pour some washing up liquid and give your tires a good scrub. If some places are harder to reach, use a toothbrush, q- tips or cotton buds. Remove as much mud as possible. In time, the dire accumulated on your wheels and tires can affect your RC car’s balance.
After you’ve cleaned your wheels, let them dry and use a vinyl or rubber cleaned on them. For tires that are glued to the rims or for those with air vents, proprietary tire foam works bets. Simply spray it on, leave it like that for a few minutes, then wipe it off using a clean rag.
Cleaning your RC transmitter
While transmitters don’t really need much maintenance, it is very important that they’re kept in good condition. To clean it, just use a damp micro-fiber cloth. Remove all the dirt and dust from the transmitter by wiping it and use a cotton bud for small places that are hard to reach. If the transmitter has grease or oil on it. Remove it with a baby wipe. Always keep the electrical contacts clean.
The most common reason for corroded contacts is leaving your batteries in the transmitter for a long period of time. Eventually, the batteries end up leaking and your electrical contacts get damaged. When this happens, you can try cleaning your corroded contacts with simple contacts with simple acid or alkaline substance, depending on the type of batteries you had in the transmitter. For alkaline batteries, use a cotton bud soaked in lemon juice to neutralize the substance on the terminals. Then, wipe it off with a rag or some kitchen paper. For acid based batteries, it’s the opposite: you have to use an alkaline substance, like bleach. Apply a small amount, using a cotton bud, then wipe it off with a tissue.
Another way to clean the battery contacts is with ink eraser. It will remove all leakage in just a few seconds.