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Old 06-08-2010, 05:58 PM   #141
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I tried silicone for marine applications and it fried my MRC's stock ESC...
I also tried dielectrical grease in a servo with success.
that's because you use the dielectric on your electronics and marine grease in your tranny/axles/bearings.
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:56 PM   #142
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Great tips everyone... now I know what not to do ;)
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:53 AM   #143
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How can I make a Lipo battery waterproof?
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Old 06-12-2010, 12:55 AM   #144
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How can I make a Lipo battery waterproof?
I use ballon to waterproof the lipo, just put the lipo in, and then sealed with cable ties..

it work for me..
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:43 PM   #145
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Old 07-04-2010, 08:06 AM   #146
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The Best way to water proof is to take apart your esc and servo/recivier so that the circuit board is out. Then take Liquid Electrical tape and Coat all of the electronics with it. Here is a video of someone doing it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_lQXDzS3pA

Trust me this guy knows what he's talking about. Check out his other video's to he's got a ton of info in them.
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:20 AM   #147
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Hi guys,

can i waterproof my electics with silicon spray?
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:03 PM   #148
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Traxxas makes waterproof stuff.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:51 PM   #149
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Check out post # 25:
Locked Up's SCX10 - Trail Ready H2

Doersn't void any warranties and you don't get messy crud all over.
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:29 AM   #150
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if you wanted something a little more permanent instead of elec. tape, and would be a little better, is liquid elec. tape. its just a black gooey blob you can't paint on and you would now have perfect water proof conections. just be ready to leave it as is though.
Dielectric grease on the battery connector is way better than electric tape.
The servo cases are allready water proof. It's where the out put gear is that the water gets in.

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Old 09-20-2010, 09:46 PM   #151
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Is my Novak HV 7.5t High Voltage Brushless Motor waterproof? I heard that brushless motors arent.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:12 AM   #152
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Good info.

I plan on water proofing my rigs in the future.
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:25 PM   #153
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Check this out http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/linksmain.htm It's a boat site. Under "tips and info" they have some good stuff about waterproofing electronics.
Just wondernig...shouldn't you shield the motor from mud and "solid" gunk? Regular water, maybe not. But what about mud that has solid bits in it? It would affect cooling though...

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Old 10-08-2010, 03:53 AM   #154
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I waterproof all my scale running rigs with ballon.

All of my rigs running Tamiya TEU101BK ESC, no overheating issues at all.
In fact, they not even get warm in my rigs..

Just use ballons with clear sillicone in the end of the ballon, make sure that you rub the sillicone around the wires so it 100% water tight.
Use a small zip tie at the end and a second one a 1/2" apart from the first one, with a ring of sillicon between them, that makes the esc or rx 120% waterproof...

I only use cheap servos so I don't bother waterproof the at all...
My XC Pajero uses a Hitec 645MG and it has been driving 10" under water several times, and I have opend it up a few times to check for water and I have only found 1 or two drops of water inside the servo so I do not see the need to waterproof that one...
In fact that is my longest lived servo to date, all other servos are crap in comparision....

My friend has a Hitec digital servo that the previous owner has greased all up to make it waterproof, but it is slooooooooooow...

And here are a water running wideo of my last 2.2 rig (orangered Jeep) and my mate with the blue Jeep...


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Old 10-17-2010, 09:38 PM   #155
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I waterproof all my scale running rigs with ballon.

All of my rigs running Tamiya TEU101BK ESC, no overheating issues at all.
In fact, they not even get warm in my rigs..

Just use ballons with clear sillicone in the end of the ballon, make sure that you rub the sillicone around the wires so it 100% water tight.
Use a small zip tie at the end and a second one a 1/2" apart from the first one, with a ring of sillicon between them, that makes the esc or rx 120% waterproof...

I only use cheap servos so I don't bother waterproof the at all...
My XC Pajero uses a Hitec 645MG and it has been driving 10" under water several times, and I have opend it up a few times to check for water and I have only found 1 or two drops of water inside the servo so I do not see the need to waterproof that one...
In fact that is my longest lived servo to date, all other servos are crap in comparision....

My friend has a Hitec digital servo that the previous owner has greased all up to make it waterproof, but it is slooooooooooow...

And here are a water running wideo of my last 2.2 rig (orangered Jeep) and my mate with the blue Jeep...


Hey thanks for the video I thoroughly enjoyed it!!!
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:46 PM   #156
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Screw liquid tape it is semi permanent and messy. Corrosion X is the only thing I ever use and it works great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jpSW...layer_embedded

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Old 10-31-2010, 04:34 PM   #157
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here is a link that has some info on how to waterproof your equipment. its used for boats but it will work here to


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Old 11-28-2010, 12:07 AM   #158
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I was looking at this post and have found many people asking what type of dielectric Silicone to use. I work in the Oil & Gas Industry, with electronic equipment. The best solution is dielectric Silicone, because of its easy use and easy cleanup. If for any reason you need to get back in to your servo all you need is contact cleaner and paper towels. The brand we use and I recommend is Dow Corning 4 Electrical Insulating Compound.

Here is a link so you can check out it typical properties: http://www.dowcorning.com/applicatio...3128&type=PROD
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:28 PM   #159
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Awsome tips! Thanks
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Old 12-11-2010, 12:01 AM   #160
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whats the best woy to waterproof a novak mongoose?
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