This one’s going to be more focused on the preventative maintenance side of keeping your rc running through the winter months, if you’re lucky enough to be able to use it in the winter months, um to prevent from lust and keeping it good for next year, when the Weather improves so we’ll we’re going to cover this in stages um. So, first off. Obviously, if you take it out into the snow um into the rain into the salt, solid grit um, you know it’s gon na it’s gon na work its way into the components into your bearings into your diffs into your defecations into your motor um dry shaft everywhere. Um i’m gon na try and help you prevent the damage it could cause now. First off cleaning it down. So when you clean it down, don’t be tempted to use warm water or hot water, because warm water and hot water actually has a chemical reaction with salt, which massively increases the speed of the rust process um and can actually eat through the metal. Really really quick. Um, so that’s a no! No! So if you are going to run it in one turn, you do get salt on it use cold water only to rinse it down and run run the salt off and before you clean it properly. If you want to use one more, please, please do run it under cold water, first to get rid of the salt, or you will regret it.
I promise you um. The other side of it is what you can use to prevent damage, so you can use a preventative spray like this. I use this on my motorbike uh acf50. Now this is quite expensive um, but it goes a long long way. I’Ve had this tim for all. For 18 months – and i wash my bioneer enough every week – a little goes a long way. This is used on airplanes, boats, um, military user, it’s, fantastic stuff, um, so it’s a little bit expensive, but it’s um, the only anti corrosion stuff i use um wipe i’m. Not on the they tell you to put a coat on and then leave it and then wash it off in wind after winter, once all the salt’s gone so it’s like a one application cure um. I do it every time because i’m that’s just me well that that’s really good stuff um. There is other stuff out there like wd5, you can use wd 40 um it’s, a water displacement that’s. What the wd stands for. If you didn’t know, wd 5 stands for water displacement, 40th attempt um, it’s, very good at dispersing water, and it also helps with cleaning it can help give um a longer lasting shine. It can also help stop things adhering to it, and if you use on your plastic parts, it actually absorbs into it and makes them a little bit more supple. So they’re not going to be as likely to break i’m, not going to say they’re not going to break, but less likely the new ones are fantastic.
They come with a two stage nozzle, so you don’t have to lose your tube anymore. So that way you can spray, and that way is for the fine finer details you can use this to displace the water as well. Another good thing to have in your kit is an air duster i’m lucky enough that i’ve got a compressor in my workshop um, which aren’t really that expensive. But if you don’t have the room or the thumbs to be able to get one, then this is really good, stuff dust, remover or compressed air. In a can, you can actually get it from the pound shop um for a smaller tin than this, but it really works so when you’ve washed it down you’ve rinsed it you’ve got all the salt off you’ve sponged it down. You’Re happy. It comes with a little nozzle like that. Wd41 does um and you can get right into that. Um nooks and crannies get the water out, stop it getting into different places. I mean it’s, quite powerful, um, it’s, it’s, really good stuff and it’s really good kit to have um, not just for your rc cars for other things, you don’t clean out, keyboards whatever, but that’s another good thing to have in your arsenal. The other thing i’d suggest is grease um if you’re going to be running it in winter and getting grub and grime inside your diffs inside your diff housings good installment of grease again, maybe service the disc before winter and service i’m.
After this whole tub, which is 400 grams, cost me four pound, 49 and that’s, and this is lithium grease um and i have used this on numerous numerous rc’s and it’s like there’s, nothing gone it’s, it go a little goes a long way with this as well. I know i keep saying that, but it genuinely is a little goes. A long way with things like this, the other tip would be make sure everything’s tightened, you know, make sure there’s, no loose screws make sure there’s no loose knots, no loose bolts, no loose parts wings wheels. If you need to reapply loctite reapply your loctite to the parts that are prone to coming off, you know your wheel, nuts um, your bolts go into your dips. You know you don’t want any movement, you don’t want anything falling out and obviously ruining your your rc adventures. Um been there done that a few times also got to carry a little toolkit with you know, just your essentials, or maybe a phillips and uh spanner, or a nut runner or a little socket set or something so that, if you do have any problems you can Rectify them on location, um and you know just make sure you’ve got everything down and if you follow my tips, maybe you know it will make your rc car and your rc adventures last a lot longer um, so let’s recap screw driving a little tool kit. Keep everything nice and tight make sure everything’s done preventative corrosion or preventative.
You know formulas um a little bit of rust prevention, great stuff, wd 40. You don’t have to use that you can use this works wonders air duster, lifesaver gets all the grit and the dirt and the water out of places that you can’t get to fantastic grease, always good to have always good to use on your rc cars, and you Know, in other things, in in life, you can use any car but they’re my top tips for keeping your rc running in winter um. If you are going to take your rc car out in the cold and using lipos, maybe try and keep them warm. You know. Don’T just expose them to the freezing cold temperatures. It can have an adverse effect um on the long give it longevity of it. Got it right that time, um the battery, you know cold start and everything um chunky the wall. Maybe you know leaving the car getting them warm before you’re doing them. It helps um help keeps keeping them lasting longer, so yeah, so that’s, big birds, top winter tips. Um hope this can help some of you out there and help some of you maintain your rc adventures during the winter times um. I personally will be running my rc cars through the winter. In the uk. We we have no charge winters 11 months and 29 days. Long depending on who you talk to it’s, not the greatest so we’re going to try and get some good videos coming up, um running my rc cars, so so yeah thanks for watching don’t forget to hit that notification.
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