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Old 10-01-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
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Just got back from the local track here and this guy had sprayed a whole can of Tag body spray on his tires and forgot the silicone and OMG that thing was traction rolling everywhere.I'll bet his durometer was around 33-35. I have gotten a pretty good feel of how much to put on but I've always used the silicone first. I may try it w/o the silicone this weekend.Have any of you guys used it w/o silicone and could you get another qualifier or main out of them before they seperate???
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:21 PM   #2
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No. You guys still race on sandy clay right? It won't work like that on dusty dirt. It'll pack up.

I use Simple Green first then Axe body spray then a little silicone spray to keep the dust from sticking.
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What type of silicone spray? Where do you buy it?

Does this really make a big difference on clay dusty tracks? How does it compare with buggy grip or tire softner compounds?
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The simple green is the key. Then dry IN THE SUN for extra soft. Liberally apply TAG while drying in the sun between heats.

Then use a little silicone spray from Napa. Should be in a Red and black CRC spray can. About the same shape as a can of brake clean only shorter.

I think buggy grip and kerosene/diesel eat the rubber up too much shortening the life of the tire.

AKAs work fine on there own we just don't want them to pack up before the race gets moving.

Works good on the chassis as a dry lube to. Our little secret.
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Thanks, I will give it a shot.
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I usually wait untill Walmart has a sale on those extra large Axe body spray 3 packs. Three boxes of those should last a season.
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Good idea.

How long do you leave the TAG on to dry assuming it is in the sun? What about the silicone spray, how long does that take?

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Once the Simple green is dry and tacky hit it with Axe. Then let them sit in the sun as long as you can.

You can put them on your car. Then a little Axe, shouldn't even see the Axe stick for long. Evaporates fast so you may not even get a sheene. Then The silicone spray and let dry for about 5. As long as the alcohol or whatever wetter in the Axe and silicone is dry....it should be good to drop on the track.
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Excellent!

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Are ya'll not having trouble with girls jumping you?
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Are ya'll not having trouble with girls jumping you?
This is just a cover story so the wife doesn't get suspicious when I leave the house with Axe.
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Have you ever seen a girl at an RC track??
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Have you ever seen a girl at an RC track??
I had a buddy that was running a qual heat with a girl on the drivers stand. She could actually drive but the distracting thing was the good smell that she gave off. He said he was thoroughly distracted. They show up once in awhile.
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Have you ever seen a girl at an RC track??
There is a girl that frequents our local track too. But she is just now getting into nitro racing.. Still looking for a radio.. Shoudl be at our next race or that's the last I heard from her..
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Zero- Let me get this right, you spray the tires with simply green and let them dry in the sun or do you rinse it off then dry in the sun.

What's the purpose of using Axe though? Softens up the tire more?
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