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Old 02-10-2008, 03:07 AM   #1
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hey just wanting to know how all of you clean your tyres after a days race

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wash them with soapy water and a stiff brush
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Old 02-10-2008, 04:33 AM   #3
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I generally clean my tires with just plain water and a (tooth) brush. Once clean, let them dry properly and you are ready to go!
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Old 02-10-2008, 05:08 AM   #4
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I like to clean my tires with Castrol SuperKleen ,this stuff keeps the rubber nice and soft and stickey so the tires stay "fresh" because the track I race on is very easy on tires, you can get a set to last at least 6-10 outings if not more. Only time they wear is when the track drys out.
When you use this stuff use it full strength, and wear gloves !!! It will take the skin off your hands a day or two later if you don't !!! Also rinse them off with hot water and a scrub brush and your done !
Super sticky ,spotlessly clean tires !!
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I use a Tire Tub...couple brushes...plastic container and some Shoe goo...whao...tire cleanin station.
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simple green and a brush
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+1 on the simple green, thats my favorite!!

superclean is good too though, its funny because you can take a tire that LOOKS clean and spray it down with the superclean and watch the red/brown water run!! lol! i think it cleans the pores of the rubber or something?! plus i get it for free at work ssoooo...
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The best way IMO is just to brush them off with a stiff brush. Water will greatly reduce the life of the foams (Any foam) causing them to go flat. If you want them to look "New" clean, then "Simple Green" works wonders, like the other posts mentioned. Just light spray the tread after brushing. The only time I will use water, is if I'm racing on a very abrasive track, where I know I will go threw the tread long before the foams would deteriorate. If/When you do use water to clean, make sure you have punched 2-3 holes in the tread face so when water/dirt does get inside, the centrifugal force ex-spells it out...
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I do mine carefully under a little water with some detergent on them. I make sure not get them to wet as the foams absorb the water and causes massive balance problems.
I than put them in the oven at 60c to dry them out 100%.
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:17 PM   #11
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well ofcourse you dont soak it in water you just damo it a little
and a really stiff brush isnt the best thing to use
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Why would you bother to clean them?

Just take a hard bristle brush and get the dirt off the the tread....no need to make them look pretty. this is offroad, they will get dirty the next time you strap them in anyway.

i only wipe down the left rear rim with a damp towel. Done.
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a shiny clean car is a happy car a happy car is a winning car


it makes it look more appearing espeacially if your trying to make something look good
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Why would you bother to clean them?

Just take a hard bristle brush and get the dirt off the the tread....no need to make them look pretty. this is offroad, they will get dirty the next time you strap them in anyway.

I only wipe down the left rear rim with a damp towel. Done.
Some people need to work on their car on a towel or table in their kitchen or dining room. You explain to a woman and have her agree that you don't need to keep things clean.
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Thumbs up Simple green........

If you clean your tires they will stay fresh and soft. This will better enable them to compensate for when track conditions change.
IE - You run on a wet track and get a thin layer of dirt on the tire. The next time you go out the track is still wet but the dirt has crusted and dried. If your tire is soft and clean you will never deal with this issue and hopefully be a little more consistant.
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