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    How to get dirt out of screws ( recommendation )

    My shock fluid ran out so I tried to unscrew the screws to put new shock fluid in but there is dirt stuck in the screws. if anyone has any way how to get dirt out of screw holes on rc car please tell me.

    I have tried using a paper clip and other objects to get it out, doesn't seem to be working.

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    Air compressor with a rag covering the blow-out so it will not get all over or in your eyes.
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    Use a toothbrush or something similar. It works pretty well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double G View Post
    Air compressor with a rag covering the blow-out so it will not get all over or in your eyes.
    This works really well ^ though it requires that you have an air compressor with some sort of built in/auxiliary air tank. If you don't (which I find an overwhelming amount of people don't) then you can always use a toothbrush.

    WD40 is pretty good at breaking up dirt, you can spray a little bit on the screw before using some sort of toothbrush/needle to clean it out.
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    I use a big needle, it works pretty well for me:

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    Needle and air-compressor. WD-40 if necessary.

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    I use a small awl to dig around in the screw head a bit to break the dirt up/loosen it, then a puff of canned air. Seems to work very well.
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    I've used a x-acto knive with a pointed tip to get the dirt loose and most of it comes out. The other suggestions work well for the remainder.

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    Razor blade, or eye glass flat head. But a good washing often does it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovetraxxasmax View Post
    My shock fluid ran out so I tried to unscrew the screws to put new shock fluid in but there is dirt stuck in the screws. if anyone has any way how to get dirt out of screw holes on rc car please tell me.

    I have tried using a paper clip and other objects to get it out, doesn't seem to be working.
    I added a couple of dental picks to my tool kit a while back, and they definitely see a lot of use. You can play around with different bevel types, depending on the job. And you won’t have to dull your exacto blades anymore.


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    Xpower air duster is best to blow the dirt away very easily. Easy to carry and just plug in outlet to blow! You can find Xpower air duster on Amazon. I have one and love it! Powerful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Dad View Post
    I added a couple of dental picks to my tool kit a while back, and they definitely see a lot of use. You can play around with different bevel types, depending on the job. And you won’t have to dull your exacto blades anymore.


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    I agree. Assuming it's hardened in there, dental pick and a little water.
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    I use wire and paperclips to get dirt out of screws.

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