Cleaning a STOCK motor ??

Cleaning a STOCK motor ??

Post by JG7272 » Mon, 06 Jul 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>What you need is a comm cleaning stick.  It is a long stick that is
>about the same size as your brush so it fits through the brush hood.
>Just remove one brush, insert the comm stick, and turn the armature
>over with your fingers.  When the comm becomes nice and shiny, it's
>done.

>> Mick

watch out for the loose bristles that fall off the comm stick. wipe them up
right away! they get stuck in your foot.... ouch!
john
 
 
 

Cleaning a STOCK motor ??

Post by Tom » Mon, 06 Jul 1998 04:00:00



(*SNIP!*)

Quote:

> watch out for the loose bristles that fall off the comm stick. wipe them up
> right away! they get stuck in your foot.... ouch!

Sounds like you're talking about the fiberglass circuit board erasers you
can buy in electronics oriented stores.  These work quite well at cleaning
copper, but comm sticks do an excellent job as well and don't have the
side-effect of leaving debries in your motor.

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Cleaning a STOCK motor ??

Post by HPIma » Mon, 06 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> watch out for the loose bristles that fall off the comm stick. wipe
> them up
> right away! they get stuck in your foot.... ouch!
> john

Yeah I got a bristle from a Trinity comm cleaning pen jammed in my
finger... Ouch!!  Just a little irritating.  Be carefull with these
things fellas.

Garrett

 
 
 

Cleaning a STOCK motor ??

Post by JG7272 » Wed, 08 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>(*SNIP!*)

>> watch out for the loose bristles that fall off the comm stick. wipe them up
>> right away! they get stuck in your foot.... ouch!

>Sounds like you're talking about the fiberglass circuit board erasers you
>can buy in electronics oriented stores.  These work quite well at cleaning
>copper, but comm sticks do an excellent job as well and don't have the
>side-effect of leaving debries in your motor.

tom, what brand of stick do you have (without those blasted brisles). mine is a
trinity comm pen. i try to be careful with the thing but i've been "stuck" 3
times.... not fun.... i always wondered why it says "keep out of the reach of
children"!
john
 
 
 

Cleaning a STOCK motor ??

Post by rebas » Wed, 08 Jul 1998 04:00:00


You can get the fiberglass ones from radio shack for about half the
price of trinitys.  I also use some (three grits) which are ***
containing abrasive.  they are about two inches long rectangle on one
end for cleaning comms, and round on the other for cleaning brush faces.
my prob is i cannot remember the band name.

both have their place i use the fiberglass most and use the others for
clean up after using the fiberglass

uncle-bob
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Quote:

> >(*SNIP!*)

> >> watch out for the loose bristles that fall off the comm stick. wipe them up
> >> right away! they get stuck in your foot.... ouch!

> >Sounds like you're talking about the fiberglass circuit board erasers you
> >can buy in electronics oriented stores.  These work quite well at cleaning
> >copper, but comm sticks do an excellent job as well and don't have the
> >side-effect of leaving debries in your motor.

> tom, what brand of stick do you have (without those blasted brisles). mine is a
> trinity comm pen. i try to be careful with the thing but i've been "stuck" 3
> times.... not fun.... i always wondered why it says "keep out of the reach of
> children"!
> john

 
 
 

Cleaning a STOCK motor ??

Post by Tom » Wed, 08 Jul 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

> tom, what brand of stick do you have (without those blasted brisles). mine is a
> trinity comm pen. i try to be careful with the thing but i've been "stuck" 3
> times.... not fun.... i always wondered why it says "keep out of the reach of
> children"!

My favorite are Edge comm sticks.

They come in several different flavors, or compounds.

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  T    O  O  M M M So if it is in or if it is on it is as it is,  *  
  T     OO   M   M        be it in or on.                        `-'

 
 
 

Cleaning a STOCK motor ??

Post by Jfremd » Fri, 10 Jul 1998 04:00:00


What is the proper method for lubricating non-sealed bearings? I've been
cleaning my RC10GT with a Denatured ***/Water spray and drying with
compressed air.

Do I need to lubricate the bearings after cleaning?

Which bearings will wear out first?

Any other common maintenance parts I should have on hand?

Thanks in advance!

 
 
 

Cleaning a STOCK motor ??

Post by Dennis Cla » Fri, 10 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> What is the proper method for lubricating non-sealed bearings? I've been
> cleaning my RC10GT with a Denatured ***/Water spray and drying with
> compressed air.

  DON'T clean bearings with compressed air.  This will drive moisture into
them and cause the to rust.

Quote:
> Do I need to lubricate the bearings after cleaning?

  Yes you will, use a light oil that will get into the ball races. Several
companies now make bearing lube just for that.

Quote:
> Which bearings will wear out first?

  The ones most exposed to dirt, usually the ones in the hub carrier.

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Cleaning a STOCK motor ??

Post by Tom » Fri, 10 Jul 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
> What is the proper method for lubricating non-sealed bearings? I've been
> cleaning my RC10GT with a Denatured ***/Water spray and drying with
> compressed air.

The best way to clean bearings is to get a bearing cleaner.  I can't
remember who makes 'em anymore, because the company that used to make them
was bought out by someone else, and I can't remember who the new company
is.  Perhaps Dynamite?  Anyway, it's an aluminum cylinder, with a taper in
one end to fit the hose from a can of motor clenaer, and the other end has
an internal thread, with a cap that fits in with a drain.  Inside there is
an internal cone, with an external cone plug.  You put your bearing in,
and the bearing is held between the cones, and cleaner is forced through
the bearing, flushing all the ***out.

Failing this, soaking the bearings in cleaner kind of works, but nothing
works as good as this bearing cleaner!

Quote:
> Do I need to lubricate the bearings after cleaning?

Definately  Put light oil on the little gap between the inner race and the
shield on the inside side of the bearing.  Put 3 or 4 drops evenly
spaced around the bearing.  If your bearings are unflanged, it doesn't
matter which side, but remember which side you do.  Install the bearings
with the oiled side facing it's pair -- you want the un-oiled side to be
exposed to the outside.  This way they won't attract quite as much dirt
and dust.

Quote:
> Which bearings will wear out first?

Rear wheel bearings.  Then front wheel bearings.  Then rear wheel bearings
again.

Quote:
> Any other common maintenance parts I should have on hand?

I have no idea what you have.

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TTTTT   OO   M   M The sixth sick shiek's sixth sheep's sick.   |~~~|

  T    O  O  M M M So if it is in or if it is on it is as it is,  *  
  T     OO   M   M        be it in or on.                        `-'

 
 
 

Cleaning a STOCK motor ??

Post by Jimbohan » Fri, 24 Jul 1998 04:00:00


rpm makes a good bearing cleaner.
trinity makes a good lube