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#1
I figured it was time to get the Savage ready to sun ourdoors this winter (the thing has sat idle for months)
I hear the best thing to do is Plastidip the servos. Anybody local sell plastidip? Do baloons do the same thing?
I know this topic has been covered many times- I just want to make sure I don't fry anything or have a runaway.
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#1
I figured it was time to get the Savage ready to sun ourdoors this winter (the thing has sat idle for months)
I hear the best thing to do is Plastidip the servos. Anybody local sell plastidip? Do baloons do the same thing?
I know this topic has been covered many times- I just want to make sure I don't fry anything or have a runaway.
Thanks
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#2
several guys have been prepping for wet weather recently. Try Squirrel, revo2k, freeridejunkie for starters.

balloons and dip are the right direction.


BTW, where have you been since 10/2004? Only 3 posts????
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#2
several guys have been prepping for wet weather recently. Try Squirrel, revo2k, freeridejunkie for starters.

balloons and dip are the right direction.


BTW, where have you been since 10/2004? Only 3 posts????
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#3
I used to be on Showmerc, but it seems most guys have moved to here. I have not even been able to think about RCs. I have been working on the house and been generally working like crazy. I have been on some 1:1 car forums though.
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#3
I used to be on Showmerc, but it seems most guys have moved to here. I have not even been able to think about RCs. I have been working on the house and been generally working like crazy. I have been on some 1:1 car forums though.
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#4
YOu can find Plast-Dip at lowes, carquest, ace.

Here is a link to the product.
http://www.plastidip.com/consumer/products.html
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#4
YOu can find Plast-Dip at lowes, carquest, ace.

Here is a link to the product.
http://www.plastidip.com/consumer/products.html
Life is like Beavers, One Damn thing after another- Unknown
If your not breakin parts your not going fast enough-Biodragen


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NTC3 OS .18

Losi 8T, JR8611a ST servo, Futaba 9350 Th\Brk Servo, RB-C6BB Motor and Novarossi 528XR.
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#5
matt, welcome to the chitown board, yeah we've been getting prepared for winter for a while know. the best way that i've hear is to plastidip the servos(you can find the stuff at most hardware stores) and balloon the reciever, then tie a zip tie around the open part of the balloon, should work out pretty well.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PAIN; THE INK AND THE JEWELRY ARE JUST SOUVENIERS
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#5
matt, welcome to the chitown board, yeah we've been getting prepared for winter for a while know. the best way that i've hear is to plastidip the servos(you can find the stuff at most hardware stores) and balloon the reciever, then tie a zip tie around the open part of the balloon, should work out pretty well.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PAIN; THE INK AND THE JEWELRY ARE JUST SOUVENIERS
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#6
Thanks, I have been lurking for quite a while. I just have not been running the Savage at all.
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#6
Thanks, I have been lurking for quite a while. I just have not been running the Savage at all.
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#7
me, freeride, and bottled beast, were bashing every week end for a little while. where you located maybe we can all get together for another bash?
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PAIN; THE INK AND THE JEWELRY ARE JUST SOUVENIERS
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#7
me, freeride, and bottled beast, were bashing every week end for a little while. where you located maybe we can all get together for another bash?
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PAIN; THE INK AND THE JEWELRY ARE JUST SOUVENIERS
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#8
How much of the servo do you plastidip, and what about the receiver box? Any pics of dipped items?
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#8
How much of the servo do you plastidip, and what about the receiver box? Any pics of dipped items?
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#9
i don't i have never dipped them? this is just what i heard. the omly thing i have done is balloon a reciever and that works great! i think robs done it?
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PAIN; THE INK AND THE JEWELRY ARE JUST SOUVENIERS
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#9
i don't i have never dipped them? this is just what i heard. the omly thing i have done is balloon a reciever and that works great! i think robs done it?
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PAIN; THE INK AND THE JEWELRY ARE JUST SOUVENIERS
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#10
If you are going to plasti dip do it from the bottom up a decent bit past the seam. Then run a dab of grease around the base of the servo arm to prevent water from entering that way. I am taking it a step further. I am taking the servos apart and running a line of RTV gasket maker along it and then sealing it back up. I will then use the grease. I don't know if I will plasti dip also. Not sure. I will also be RTVing the actual boxes. It will keep them waterproof as well as what is inside. You should only do this if you have an externam charging jack... or else you will need to rip apart the gasket every time. I should be snow bashiung this weekend. After that just blow the truck off with an air compressor to make sure there is no snow/water left. May want to use some WD40 too... welcome and hope that helped.
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#10
If you are going to plasti dip do it from the bottom up a decent bit past the seam. Then run a dab of grease around the base of the servo arm to prevent water from entering that way. I am taking it a step further. I am taking the servos apart and running a line of RTV gasket maker along it and then sealing it back up. I will then use the grease. I don't know if I will plasti dip also. Not sure. I will also be RTVing the actual boxes. It will keep them waterproof as well as what is inside. You should only do this if you have an externam charging jack... or else you will need to rip apart the gasket every time. I should be snow bashiung this weekend. After that just blow the truck off with an air compressor to make sure there is no snow/water left. May want to use some WD40 too... welcome and hope that helped.
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#11
go dan!!! whatever makes you happy! i just did some running in the snow with the buggy, i only waterproofed the reciever and everything still works fine! i'm busy all this weekend so maybe next weekend we can all get together? parking lot or woodridge?
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#11
go dan!!! whatever makes you happy! i just did some running in the snow with the buggy, i only waterproofed the reciever and everything still works fine! i'm busy all this weekend so maybe next weekend we can all get together? parking lot or woodridge?
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#12
I would say woodridge... big snowy field and jumps. Comcrete isn't nice to revos when it's cold out...
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#12
I would say woodridge... big snowy field and jumps. Comcrete isn't nice to revos when it's cold out...
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#13
balloons worked really good for me. Smile
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#13
balloons worked really good for me. Smile
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#14
are you talking servos and reciever traxxas? btw woodridge sounds fine!
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#14
are you talking servos and reciever traxxas? btw woodridge sounds fine!
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#15
yeah
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#15
yeah
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#16
what? do you just put a balloon around the bottom of the servo? that would be alot easier than plastidipping them.
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#16
what? do you just put a balloon around the bottom of the servo? that would be alot easier than plastidipping them.
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#17
i cut off the little peice at the end of the balloon (the thick rubber) and then i pulled the baloon apart, and had some one slip the servio in there, then after that i zip tied the end of the balloon really tight just with the wire sticking out, i also did this with my reciever pack and my reciever. i have pics if u want but right now i have to finish my homework if u want i can put pics up l8er
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#17
i cut off the little peice at the end of the balloon (the thick rubber) and then i pulled the baloon apart, and had some one slip the servio in there, then after that i zip tied the end of the balloon really tight just with the wire sticking out, i also did this with my reciever pack and my reciever. i have pics if u want but right now i have to finish my homework if u want i can put pics up l8er
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#18
I am always one for overkill...
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#18
I am always one for overkill...
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#19
i get the point! that seems alot easier, that is what i will do for bashing. i always just ballon the receiver.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PAIN; THE INK AND THE JEWELRY ARE JUST SOUVENIERS
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#19
i get the point! that seems alot easier, that is what i will do for bashing. i always just ballon the receiver.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PAIN; THE INK AND THE JEWELRY ARE JUST SOUVENIERS
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#20
ive been launching my car into snow and the servo was completly covered in snow and i didnt waterproof it and its fine. do u really need to water proof it
Gamer.
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#20
ive been launching my car into snow and the servo was completly covered in snow and i didnt waterproof it and its fine. do u really need to water proof it
Gamer.
~Noto
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#21
You may not need too... but to be on the safe side you should. It is too late when something happens...
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#21
You may not need too... but to be on the safe side you should. It is too late when something happens...
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#22
I've bashed many a time with no protection, nothing happened. BUT I did have a traxxas 2055 go out until it dried once during a race.
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#22
I've bashed many a time with no protection, nothing happened. BUT I did have a traxxas 2055 go out until it dried once during a race.
Mugen MBX5T
RBS5
RB2045
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#23
Well I just got done RTVing my servos (just the steering ones. I am RTVing the box that the opti drive and reciever are in so that will all be sealed up. I am not doing the throttle servo box or reverse servo... there is too big of an opening in the box. I am just not going to worry about it... I also reversed a set of T-maxx tires for paddles out back. I will be running in the snoow this weekend.
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#23
Well I just got done RTVing my servos (just the steering ones. I am RTVing the box that the opti drive and reciever are in so that will all be sealed up. I am not doing the throttle servo box or reverse servo... there is too big of an opening in the box. I am just not going to worry about it... I also reversed a set of T-maxx tires for paddles out back. I will be running in the snoow this weekend.
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#24
lucky lol, if u have a body on u shouldnt really have to worry about the reverse or the throttle servo, the body should keep MOST of the snow out, lucky im waiting on a motor, i cant drive lol
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#24
lucky lol, if u have a body on u shouldnt really have to worry about the reverse or the throttle servo, the body should keep MOST of the snow out, lucky im waiting on a motor, i cant drive lol
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#25
Traxxas26 Wrote:lucky lol, if u have a body on u shouldnt really have to worry about the reverse or the throttle servo, the body should keep MOST of the snow out, lucky im waiting on a motor, i cant drive lol

Haha... :bustingup you're funny. If I am running 4 tires because I don't have skis yet the front tires dont do much but shoot snow up into the body. I have run before, taken the body off, and had a perfect mold...
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#25
Traxxas26 Wrote:lucky lol, if u have a body on u shouldnt really have to worry about the reverse or the throttle servo, the body should keep MOST of the snow out, lucky im waiting on a motor, i cant drive lol

Haha... :bustingup you're funny. If I am running 4 tires because I don't have skis yet the front tires dont do much but shoot snow up into the body. I have run before, taken the body off, and had a perfect mold...
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