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Traxxas makes some pretty awesome remote control (or RC) vehicles. Their cars are on every RC racer’s wishlist because of their durability and speed.
They are built to withstand all kinds of elements for fast racing fun. The Traxxas Rustler offers an upgrade from the RCs of old being faster and more stable than ever. If this is true, does that mean the Rustler is waterproof?
The Traxxas Rustler is not waterproof (meaning it cannot be submerged) but it is water resistant. Since it is water resistant it can be used in rain, snow, ice, or to run through puddles.
Traxxas’ website says that the Traxxas Rustler is water resistant to allow running it through water, mud, and even snow. The worst terrain has nothing on this aerodynamic, rugged vehicle.
It also looks really cool!
Even though this RC car is water resistant you want to stay away from completely submerging it in water. Submerging the Rustler in a lake or other body of water will destroy it.
You will also want to let it dry out first before putting it away to avoid rust. It is also a good idea to use some WD 40 on parts that can rust.
To see the most popular Traxxas Rustler models just click here.
How Do I Clean My Traxxas Car?
If you are an adventure seeking RC racer, you probably put your vehicle through some tough stuff. Mud, grass, water, and dirt can all find its way all over and into your RC car but thankfully cleaning it is pretty easy to do.
Cleaning your Traxxas car should be done after every run. It is easy and quick to get your RC car back into tip top racing shape.
To clean your Traxxas RC car you will just need to give it a good wipe down, use compressed air to remove any stubborn or hard to reach dust and dirt, and then dry it completely.
After every use, you should clean the vehicle to keep it in good condition. Remove any batteries and blow off the loose dirt with compressed air or by using a brush (a clean paintbrush works great). Sometimes rocks can get caught between the gears which will interfere with operation.
If your run was on pavement, grass, or dirt this is all that is probably required to clean your vehicle.
If you have run the car in more harsh conditions such as snow, mud, or water, then extra cleaning is required.
You don’t want rust to build up on your expensive RC vehicle so the proper cleaning is vital.
After removing any debris, if it is water resistant , spray it down with a general all-purpose cleaner. A build up of mud and/or grass will need some brushing or more cleaner to let it soak to get it off.
If you need to clean the wheels take them off and clean them along with the steering and suspension.
Now you can use a low pressure hose to wash off the chassis and the wheels making sure to cover the breather hole in the wheels so you don’t get water in them.
Next you will want to use compressed air to blow off the water and wipe any remaining liquid off with a rag. Once it has dried, spray some WD-40 on all the parts that can rust.
You can then put the vehicle away to await the next racing day.
A video on how to clean your Traxxas car is found below