What Can I Use to Clean My Nitro RC Car?

Nitro RC cars are a great way to have fun and are growing in popularity all around the world. They require regular cleaning, however, to keep them running smoothly and looking as good as new.

Luckily, there are several ways to clean your nitro RC car.

Soapy Water

The most basic and effective way to clean your nitro RC car is with soapy water. Use a mild detergent to make a solution of warm water and dish soap.

Dip a soft cloth or sponge into the solution and gently scrub all parts of the car, taking care not to damage any of the delicate parts. Rinse off the soap with clean water when you’re finished.

Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol is great for cleaning off stubborn dirt and grime from your nitro RC car. Simply pour some rubbing alcohol onto a soft cloth or sponge and rub it over any areas that need extra attention. Be sure to rinse off the rubbing alcohol with plain water when you’re done.

Dry Cleaning Cloths

Dry cleaning cloths are specially designed for cleaning delicate items like nitro RC cars. They can be used dry or dampened with soapy water or rubbing alcohol for extra cleaning power. Make sure to use gentle pressure when using dry cleaning cloths on your nitro RC car.


No matter which method you decide to use, regular maintenance is key to keeping your nitro RC car in tip-top shape. Soapy water, rubbing alcohol, and dry cleaning cloths are all effective ways that can help you get your nitro RC car looking its best!

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Karen Watkins