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Old 02-11-2010, 07:30 AM   #16
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Traction compounds all cause increased tire wear. Softer rubber almost always wears faster unless the traction compound makes the difference between wheelspin and no wheelspin (rare). If the sauce is causing the foam to wear out then it's likely because the softer tire is deforming more allowing the foam to take more of a beating. Unless you have vent holes in the tires (shouldn't in 1/10th indoor) it should not come in contact with the foam.
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:06 AM   #17
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Thanks, Heavy. That's a great tip. Heck, I use it to clean my body : )
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:21 PM   #18
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Chris and Mike, I shipped yours out today...
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:51 AM   #19
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It's too bad you guys only ship to the continental USA. I would have ordred some for sure... Oh well...
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:34 AM   #20
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Sorry my man.
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:02 PM   #21
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Codman, if you can get a quote for Fed Ex shipping and want to order several we can discuss further. PM me.
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Traction compounds all cause increased tire wear. Softer rubber almost always wears faster unless the traction compound makes the difference between wheelspin and no wheelspin (rare). If the sauce is causing the foam to wear out then it's likely because the softer tire is deforming more allowing the foam to take more of a beating. Unless you have vent holes in the tires (shouldn't in 1/10th indoor) it should not come in contact with the foam.
You would be surprised if you actually knew what your talking about. Even though traction compound does not touch the foam directly, it does "absorb" through the tires or the "fumes" will soften and deteriorate open cell foams faster that normal. Next time you cut open tires that you have used traction compound on, smell the foam....eww

I don't know about Sticky Kicks personally, so I would go by what Raydog says.
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:54 AM   #23
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Thanks, Dane. Those that have actually ran the product will tell you about tire wear (or lack thereof)
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Ray, I'll PM you as I get a chance. Just a quick question while I'm at it. Obviously, traction compound is most efficient when you apply it every run. But if for some reason you can't, is there still some benefit after a few runs?

Just wondering. Where I race there is no rule against Traction compound, but it is indoors and wouldn't want to be fuming everybody with this stuff every round. I could probably make it outside to apply some every few runs though... Just wondering...

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Old 02-14-2010, 08:47 PM   #25
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Right on. Sticky Kicks is the only sauce the owners allow us to use indoors at OC/RC Raceway.

Many will not believe it til they try it but it really is not fumey at all (is that even a word ). Try it, you'll like it.
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Ray, I'll PM you as I get a chance. Just a quick question while I'm at it. Obviously, traction compound is most efficient when you apply it every run. But if for some reason you can't, is there still some benefit after a few runs?

Just wondering. Where I race there is no rule against Traction compound, but it is indoors and wouldn't want to be fuming everybody with this stuff every round. I could probably make it outside to apply some every few runs though... Just wondering...
I've found it's best to run it every round...and no it doesn't stink (not even a little bit)...not like some of the other stuff that smells so bad you apply it and run away. It's super easy to use. Twist the lid off insert old tooth brush and apply to tires.
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Ran sticky kicks Rojo tonightand got the most hooked up lap for me on the layout in modified SC aka Short bus, faster than last weeks by almost a full second! Thanks Ray
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Thanks Ray and Way(hookedup)Boarder

Yes, we run it every round. You will notice after using it for a couple race days that your tires are perma-tacky (yes, another new word)

The tires will actually stick together after washing them and stacking them (hence the name Sticky Kicks)
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To answer a question from the last page. I have used belt dressing before. It worked AWESOME on those losi blue spec tires. I have heard of people having success with it on SPEC SC tires as well. I only used in on outdoor blue groove though.

Sticky Kicks is some pretty awesome stuff. Smells yummy but DON'T DRINK IT!

Apply it every run to clean tires and it will give you much better traction indoor. It is awesome for indoor clay surfaces for giving you an unfair advantage.

Ray has a great product here!
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i got my order of sticky kicks today i cant wait to try it this weekend i got all three which one should i use on losi pink slicks on clay?
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