!!!Public Service Announcement regarding WD-40!!!
This post is not directed an any one person. Across the interwebs, I see people misusing WD-40 in a way that pretty much GUARANTEES failure of the bearings / chains / metal parts in question.
short version -
WD40 is NOT a lube. It is for Water Displacement - hence the name WD-40. After you use WD-40 on any metal part, you MUST follow up with a proper lubricating oil.
Longer version -
Here is the problem. WD40 evaporates in a day or three. But first, it does a great job of removing any water, grit, salts, oils, and grease from the part in question. So - if you blast a bearing with WD-40, it will get clean, but soon it will have no lube. Most people, I think, understand that no lube = quick death for bearings.
If you want to clean you RC car with water, and follow up with WD40, that is fine (the WD 40 will get rid of the water that can damage the bearings), but before the next run you MUST re-oil all the bearings what were washed.
this concludes the public service announcement.
I've had jet skis for over 10 years, and lots of people unknowingly use WD-40 to spray down the engine bay in attempt to repel water and salt corrosion. It's a fact that WD-40 will, over time, break down rubber components like hoses, etc. I use CRC 6-56 lubricant on my engine bay, as it is recommended by a few PWC manufacturers. It's great for marine use, but not sure about cleaning RCs. I just break down as much as I care to and wash or wipe them down. Not much to it with the Kraton, 4 screws or so and front or back assemblies come right off. I like the simplicity of the platform, especially compared to Nero.
Actually it was being developed as rust prevented for the Areo Space Industry the WD stands for Water Displacement and the 40 stands for the chemists 40th attempt at development, so literally the name stands for Water Displacement 40th attempt. LolWd = water displacement...Who knew? Thanks
Actually it was being developed as rust prevented for the Areo Space Industry the WD stands for Water Displacement and the 40 stands for the chemists 40th attempt at development, so literally the name stands for Water Displacement 40th attempt. Lol
New to Arrma but definitely not new to RC.
I've always used a silicon lubricant spray after cleaning. It puts a nice protective layer on everything and makes subsequent cleanups way easier. All you've got to do is blow it off with some compressed air and re-apply the silicon.
I personally don't like using regular WD-40 as the oily film tends to attract dirt and can really speed up the failure of non sealed bearings, Especially arrmas junky bearings. Any kind of silicone lube does a better job of repelling dirt and will keep the rust at bay and theirs several makers. Wd-40, pb blaster, etc. My latest purchase that im trying is this 3 in 1 product and i expect good results. Ive used my bikes chain lube before which is essentially the same thing. After each run i like to use a cheap paint brush to wipe off the dust/dirt and if it isnt empty i like to use a can of compressed air to at least blow my bearings off.What is the best way to clean my kraton as some parts start to rust!
Does WD40 have effect the parts or i can use it?
Stuff is great on my car. Using it for yearshttps://www.wholesalemarine.com/303-aerospace-uv-protectant/?gclid=CL3uqrzvztICFVZMDQodCGoOEQIn a fan of this stuff for detailing my car.
Formula 409 must have blown the annual R&D budget!
Can you recommend a silicon spray?
I usually WD-40, then air, then manually re-lube stuff. Would love to do that less often!
This looks good... I'll have to try that also.Not to get off on a tangent here since this thread is about cleaning not lubricating but have used this product for years to protect glock pistols. Use very sparingly for lubrication. Too much just attracts extra dirt. Maybe lithium grease is the way to go though since that seems to be what most people use