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  • Member since
    April 2009
  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Polycap tip
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:31 PM

Many car models use vinyl "polycaps" to affix the wheel to the axle, this allows the freedom to rotate, as well as remove the wheels whenever required.  However, the pin on the wheel that goes into the polycap usually fits tightly, requiring care not to break something else when putting them on or taking them off.

I found that using a little liquid dishwashing detergent makes a great lubricant, and it is safe as it will not react with the plastic or poly.

This also includes aircraft, and any other model that uses polycaps for various functions.

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

  • Member since
    June 2010
  • From: Australia
Posted by OctaneOrange on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:47 PM
sounds like a good idea, although i usually have issues with them being too loose, not too tight. light oil or lithium grease might also work.

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