WyoLars -Josh - "Build' Thread

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WyoLars -Josh - "Build' Thread

Postby WyoLars » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:49 am

Looking for feedback here.

While I was moveing and what not. I had to store my R2 in my dad's garage.
It was sapose to be covered.. but i guess not. And it got john deere tractor greese sparkled on it.

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Do you thinks is possible to really clean it. Or just go with it and accept the droid's real purpose as a star-ship mechanic and start weathering.

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Postby R2DEVO » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:02 pm

I'd just call it weathering :-)
But it depends on if you wanted a clean droid or not. Was it pretty clean before that?

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Postby WyoLars » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:05 pm

Not really... And i have plenty of missup that 'oil slips' would cover up.

I'll have to take a pick of the dussy in the back...

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Postby MonCal » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:50 pm

I would think it could be cleaned off. I don't know for sure what would work the best but I have a few ideas.

You could try rubbing alcohol to start. Goo gone might work. I wonder if you could use some gojo or other hand cleaner to break it down and then clean it with water? Maybe dawn dishwashing soap too but a grease / hand cleaner ought to do the trick. Simple green might do it. Heck, WD-40 might do it and then hit it with soap and water.

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Re: WyoLars -Josh - "Build' Thread

Postby lynellephi » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:42 pm

A few websites say to use Dawn dish liquid in hot water with a sponge or toothbrush. One website has a couple more tips if this doesn't work.

"■If you’re not having any luck with the detergent, try using a sponge and Kids N Pets Stain Remover. This product does an amazing job with stubborn grease and oil stains. Apply directly to the stains, and do not dilute. It’s safe on any water-safe surface.
■Don’t put dish soap directly on the stain. It will be difficult to remove, and the residue will attract dirt."

I would leave some of the stains though for weathering, but you probably don't need that much splattering, unless you want that much on it. Hope this helps.
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Re: WyoLars -Josh - "Build' Thread

Postby WyoLars » Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:48 pm

Well.. I had so much fun seeing most of you this weekend and doing the troop down in Denver that I got in the mood to do something.


I finally installed a slip ring

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I installed a new reciever.. but my random directions problems are still there. But I can get it to go forward.. but it will go backward and left and right.. So I think i need a new speed controller..

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Postby R2DEVO » Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:26 pm

Nice! Gotta have that slip ring!

Now what exactly is going on with your directional control?

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Re: WyoLars -Josh - "Build' Thread

Postby WyoLars » Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:33 pm

It has a mind of its own.. It will randomly go in random directions.

I have a vantec controller that I'm going to put in. I hope that fixes the problem, its the most expensive part of my R2. I was useing a sabertooth controller.

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