Big Rock Lubricant suggestions?

keaton228

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Is there a lube that you can pick up at a Walmart or something that is safe to use on RC that’s not Wd-40? Or do I need to order mooslick since most sprays seem to have petroleum. Just don’t want to break down any plastics, gaskets, etc.
 

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It think it depends on what you're attempting to lubricate and for what purpose. What would you be using the WD-40 (or other lubricant) to accomplish?
 

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Just something to put on moving parts to keep everything smooth
Alot of this will come to personal preference and everyone's "past experience", but the only things I personally lubricate on my RC are those that are sealed: internal diff gears, diff ring and pinion gears, and I use grease/oil as a gasket or barrier to dirt ingress for the diff housings. Everything else I don't lubricate. There is enough dirt and debris when driving RC's that any exposed lubricants will collect it and then become, effectively, sand paper or sanding grit.

I do know there are folks that religiously clean off and regrease their trucks after every single bash session. And i suppose if you were going to lubricate exposed moving parts, that'd probably be the way to go. But it's alot of work for me. This will probably come down to a time vs money discussion. For example, buying new bearings more frequently vs spending extra time to regularly clean/re-grease truck's bearings.
 

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Alot of this will come to personal preference and everyone's "past experience", but the only things I personally lubricate on my RC are those that are sealed: internal diff gears, diff ring and pinion gears, and I use grease/oil as a gasket or barrier to dirt ingress for the diff housings. Everything else I don't lubricate. There is enough dirt and debris when driving RC's that any exposed lubricants will collect it and then become, effectively, sand paper or sanding grit.

I do know there are folks that religiously clean off and regrease their trucks after every single bash session. And i suppose if you were going to lubricate exposed moving parts, that'd probably be the way to go. But it's alot of work for me. This will probably come down to a time vs money discussion. For example, buying new bearings more frequently vs spending extra time to regularly clean/re-grease truck's bearings.
Such a good point. I lean toward being anal about cleaning but the older I get the more valuable my time is so I’ll probably be cleaning as much as reasonably can and performing maintenance as needed.
 

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