How to Clean a RC Car and Remove RC Tape

About: Hi, my name is Josh. I like RC cars.

If you buy a used rc car, or you just have used a rc car for a long time, you need to clean it. Debris can clog gears and minimize your rc cars performance. I recommend cleaning your rc car every other month if you drive it indoors, or every 2 weeks if you drive it outdoors. I will teach you how to clean a rc car how most rc junkies do. 

Step 1: What You Will Need

You Will Need:
RC Motor Cleaner Spray

Step 2: Spray RC Motor Cleaner

Have everything disassembled and all of the electronics off (the servo is okay to keep on)
1. Go out into a well ventilated area and cover both sides of the RC car with the RC motor spray.
2. Give it time to evaporate.
3. lightly scrub the parts with the sticky residue, don't worry if all the residue doesn't come off..

Step 3: Spray GooGone

Now repeat the steps from the previous section, but now with GooGone.
1. Spray GooGone ONLY in places with the sticky residue.
2. Spread the GooGone all around.
3. Use a screwdriver or a paint scraper to get most of the residue off.
The rest of the residue will come off in the next step.

Step 4: Spread the Toothpaste

Now spread the toothpaste all around, and then scrape it with your finger. Make sure you get everything, for me, this step to 10 minutes.

Step 5: Wash

Now wet a paper towel and lightly wipe off all of the cleaners from your car. Then use a dry towel to wipe off all of the moisture.

Step 6: Finished Product

Your done! Now go install all of your electronics!



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    6 years ago on Introduction

    Toothpaste is really an overlooked polishing paste these days - plenty of old(er) people will advice you to "try with toothpaste" if you mention you have been trying to rub something clean forever. (well, perhaps it is not overlooked and I just never see it mentioned anymore- I thought it deserved the kudos :-)

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, it really is great. Its like a mild sandpaper. Once, I was using polish remover to remove some rc paint and the paint got all over the counter. I whipped out my toothpaste and smeared it all over, and in 5 minutes you could never tell it happened.

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