A while back I was stuck with the task of a long over due cleaning and overhaul of my RC8T. Granted it needed to be done but I wasn’t looking forward to pulling out the extensive array of brushes and cleaning agents to get my truggy all cleaned up. Then, all of a sudden the light bulb light up as a looked at an ultra sonic cleaner. These are often used for industrial parts cleaning, jewelry shops, and even spent ammo shells. Now you just can’t dunk the entire truggy into the ultra sonic clean. So I removed electronics, motor, bearings, and diffs. Left in hand was all the plastics, drive lines, chassis, and various odds and end parts. Dropped it in the cleaner at a low temp and turned it on for over half an hour. I was blown away with how clean the parts were. Dirt was removed from places I never even knew was possible. The results pretty much told me one thing, I need to use this much more often. Granted, when the cleaner gets put to use, a full tear down is taking place. So the next time your looking for cool new tools, take a look into getting an ultra sonic cleaner.
May 06, 2011 8 Comments