page is dedicated to providing you the collector with some helpfull tips
that were offered by others to help in keeping your cars and sets running
strong. Have a look...
-Never use anything other than a light sewing machine oil or equivalent to oil the motor shafts. Use a toothpick to apply it and use hardly any.
-Spray oils are a disaster. They ungluE the magnets, and get the motor contacts all gummy so they burn out prematurely. Never use it.
-Watch out for oil on the chrome and paint. It will rapidly degrade the chrome.
-Wash your tracks in the tub. Use a small amount of dish soap and when done, refill the tub once more with warm water and add some lemon juice. that will rinse them well and the tires stick like glue. Great way to preserve a good set.
-Don'T overcharge any battery be it Nicad or NIMH. A good charge on a strong juice machine shouldn't exceed 3 minutes. Although, at low current you can trickle charge them for 24+ hours, the chargers we use, are a rapid charging deviceS which ARE very hard on batteries all together.
-Clean up those rubber tire grips once in a while. Take 'em off and let 'em soak in dish water then rinse 'em off proper. wanna see those cars get traction? keep the maintenance up.
-get the lint off those axles. Use a pen knife to pry off the back wheels to get better access to yhe lint. while the wheels are off get out the toothpick and oil it with a pin prick amount.
-never wash your cars with any spray cleaners. a light cleaning with warm soapy well squeezed rag is all you need. making sure that no water can get inside the car.
-never use superglue to keep the body on the chassis. you will regret it if you ever need to open the car.
-remove any battery in a car that is stored for more than 1 month.
-fold a peice of white bond paper in half. cut 1/4 inch strips about 1/2 inch long. fold this lengthwise over the chassis receiver of the body. now, snap the body onto the car, and push the paper covered receiver up through the chassis seal hole. see how tight it becomes? now you can race your cars and remove or change batteries on the fly. motors too!!
-want to have clean decals all the time? sizz shop sells a whole sheet for 5$. buy a sheet, and cut out spares. when your decals wear down, peel 'em off and put on new ones. its that simple.
-JL tires are slightly higher in size. try 'em and get some more speed out of your cars.
-soldering in the charge hole rivet is a plus. same as soldering the motor to contact point also. (not the switch!) use proper equipment. nothing more than a 30 watt soldering iron and be fast. too much heat will dissipate into the plastic and melt everything.
-NEVER solder in a battery. It will leak eventually.
-280 Milliamp batteries are a 7 year old technology. Any time you see them for sale, stay away. they leak badly and dont charge properly. Get 'em at the sizz zhop if you want to keep smiling. they only sell new ones.
some clear glossy tope to the decals BEFORE cutting them out enhances the
look and colors.
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