Originally Posted by speedsterblade
Actually got more questions... what temp & how long you typically using? ..and do heat cycles have a big effect on hardening the rubber?
I've been using a heat gun to temp my tires after runs, I ususally see 97-109ish temps on the tires after a run outdoors, maybe 10* less indoors. I figured I set the warmers at 110*? What is a suffucient time for the warmers to get the tires fully warmed throughout? 10min enough? Another racer I run w/ said much longer..but once the tire is completely up to temp throughout would prolonged heat over cook the tires?
I use to race sportbikes and know on those tires, heat cycles do effect the tires...they tend to harden the rubber... And you don't want to over cook them by leaving them on for hours. I assume the rc rubber tires would still have similar properties but anything noticable?...I duno... I didn't every use traction compound either so I just duno the characteristics of typical rc rubber.
sorry been running Foams til recently and trying to learn all I can on the rubberz side.
i usually warm my tyres for 10 mins on 80 degrees then lower it to 60 for about 20 to 30 mins
then some times when i'm at my club and they are slow to start us off the grid i boost them to max for 5 mins to get more heat into the insert , keeps the tyre warmer longer
if you read the back of the tyre sauce it will give you excact times and temps
the Marc Rhienard stuff i use says put it on , leave it for 10 mins and then bake for 20 but i bake for longer and the sauce is gone and the tyre is warm and sticky