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Old 09-24-2009, 11:52 AM   #1
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Hi Guys,

Was wondering has anyone used anything on thier tires before to get better grip.

Someone was telling me abut using desiel or something like this.

Just wondered if anyone out thier has tried this & what type of surface has it been run on.

Just this year at Neo Buggy, heard some guys was using something to get better grip on hard packed clay.
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Old 09-24-2009, 12:08 PM   #2
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i give all my tires a good spray of wd-40 before i put them back in thier bags. keeps the rubber super soft and stickey


i remember back in the day they made off road "traction sauce" but i havent seen that around anymore.
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How would you get better grip?
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Diesel fuel works really well for softening up tires. We used to use it on our tires at one track that was 100% clay where slicks were the hot set-up. Kerosene and some other similar stuff also works. I heard that a mix of Kerosene and transmission fluid works very well. There are also many kinds of traction compounds available. Trinity Buggy Blast is one Ive used. It works but not as well as the diesel but both stink like crazy.

Simple Green also softens rubber although not as much as the stuff I already mentioned.
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I use simple green and Axe body spray.
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Reino's Ragu is popular around hear. A local guys makes and sells it at the tracks around here. He is a member of RC Tech so he will probably chime in.
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I use simple green and Axe body spray.
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I'm not too picky 'bout that they all have the same amount of oil in them.
I usually use the lime green one, I think its called awake or something.
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I use simple green and Axe body spray.
I use TAG Dark Temptation and really can't tell any difference from the Vice Scent. I also spray some on Donkey if he barks at the cars on the track. It quietens him down.
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Reino's Ragu is popular around hear. A local guys makes and sells it at the tracks around here. He is a member of RC Tech so he will probably chime in.
I second that! Dan Reino's sauce works very well. Plus he's a cool guy!
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