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Old 07-08-2011, 10:22 AM   #1
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Default Carpet track help

We have just built an indoor carpet track using second hand carpet tiles
is there anything we can put down to get the traction to come up quicker
Do i have to change alot on the cars setup to drive on carpet
The back end seems very loose or is this just because the carpet has not got a groove yet?
Thanks in advance
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:11 PM   #2
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You most likely used the wrong type of carpet.... you need "Ozite".
...or the best is CRC Racing Carpet.
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:33 PM   #3
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Fill a spray bottle with traction compound. Set the spray bottle to mist. Hold the spray bottle approx 3-4 feet above the track surface and lightly spray the lanes of the track. Most people slowly walk backward as they spray.
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:46 PM   #4
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traction compound

find out what type of carpet you got

ozite is the best
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:54 PM   #5
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Just be aware that depending on the type of carpet squares and the glue used, some traction compounds can cause "self stick" squares to come unglued!
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somewhat off topic...

any tips on rolling up carpet neatly?? usually goes to crap after about 10 meters

BTW my club has been using square vinyl downspout secured with industrial Velcro. works great
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