What do you use to clean your motors?

Hullo all,

My Trampa Pro arrived this week. Waiting for the batteries now… Offroaders, what do you use to clean inside the motors/pulleys etc after a dirty ride (oo err)? Am thinking of some sort of Wynns like spray, or maybe something better for the specific job?


which motors you have? the trampa motors? they offer a mesh to cover the big holes. with them you shouldn´t get too much dirt inside your motors. the dust you can just get out with an old tooth brush.

Yeah the Trampa ones. The more I read, the more it seems like compressed air and a brush is the way to go rather then any solvents or chemical sprays. Thanks.

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I usually use compressed air for every loose dirt, a bit WD 40 and a rag to clean the motor can, all other metal parts and the chain. Sometimes a toothbrush for the chain if I need to. After that I relube the chain and every now and than the wheel bearings.

For regular motor maintenance is just compressed air my way to go. When noises, unusual drag or vibration occur you can open them up clean thoroughly with compressed air and a toothbrush, testing the bearings by hand also is a good advice since one might need to get replaced.

But over all are brushless motors are easy to service nothing to special that could go wrong by design basicly. A bearing might go bad over time sure, it can also happen that a magnet gets lose or something is physically grinding or blocking the motor but basicly nothing else except maybe brut force like a crash or something.

Ah and BTW: Make sure you don’t put your motors on a workbench/place where you ragularly grind or saw metal (or clean carefully before you do that), otherwise the neodymium magnets pick up a bit of the flakes and may grind your motor to death rather quickly. It’s also kinda hard to clean that stuff from the motor even if you open it up without a stronger magnet on hand.

In my case, using compressed air to remove dust from motors killed the bearings very fast, as if dust went deeper into them.

Now I prefer using a hoover.

I have a problem with my turnigy SK3 192kv motor, I drove with it through rain and left it untouched for about 3 months, when i tried to open the motor to clean I stipped motor screws and can’t get them out, do you have any idea how I can get it open or clean?15528161110665555199412437074873 15528161645588791778465492360729

I tried to get the screws out with screw extractor, but no luck! I was thinking about putting the motor in distilled water and somehow cleaning it15528164363232884897419990298228

If you have a dremel you can grind a flat bit to use a flat head screw driver. Just make sure that you heat the screws first as they have Loctite holding them in place

Already tried that, no luck… Any options on cleaning the motor without opening it?15528207883576479146211718089486

Or perhaps some other way to open that little f*cker

I’ve seen someone on the internet make a ’ super glue adapter thing’ put ur Allan key in, fill the gaps with super glue and give an almighty twist 🤷

E: don’t put it in the freezer, the magnets might become really brittle… I would hate to give advice that breaks your stuff :joy::sob:

Is the idea of putting the motor in distilled water good or I shouldn’t do that? Is there anything I can clean the motor without opening it?