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Old 04-01-2010, 08:14 AM   #1
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what do you guys do to try to get the car that much more run fresh or clean tires with a compund that makes them more sticky you get ur engine to proper heat before running the race im just curiouse what some other racers do before a big race or just getting started for a good race day!!!
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I spray wd-40 on my tires the day before a race. The wd-40 makes the rubber more sticky. but after you spray them you should be good for a few races. I only spray my tires about every 4 weeks
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:22 AM   #3
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I spray wd-40 on my tires the day before a race. The wd-40 makes the rubber more sticky
o i heard that works ive always used simople green before and after a race it gets them real sticky on aka tires but havent tried it on pro line yet
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I spray the wd-40 on my Losi tires
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simple green or odonnell pink stuff
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on my buggys and truggys i alway use simple green on tires for stick, get motor heated enough when still pretty fresh, after the race is over put piston to BDC, and cant really think of much more put aircompress the car off and clean the tires, then after the days over the car gets a rebuild/cleaning!
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You should always clean your car before a race because the dirt can get in bearings etc. and take away from performance
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I spray the wd-40 on my Losi tires
WD 40 makes your tires sticky because it creats a chemical reaction that I have heard is not good for your tires..
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Do you guys clean your car with simple green to or just your tires
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WD 40 makes your tires sticky because it creats a chemical reaction that I have heard is not good for your tires..
Its only bad for your tires if you use a lot of it. All you need is a light almost dusting of wd-40 on each of your tires and your good for a few races
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WD 40 makes your tires sticky because it creats a chemical reaction that I have heard is not good for your tires..
ive heard the same also but i dont know if simple green is the same with the reaction but it works and ive been runnin aka with simple green and the tires dont seem to be getting hurt and ive ran the same pair for 2 whole race days only problem is aka pre-mount dont stay glued and the tire tears easy if you hit a little board boundry.
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Make sure you put fuel in your tank before you start the warmup for the main. I have had my car die on the starting line and we replaced fuel line and a plug and all it was, was out of fuel. Cost me points in the series but lesson learned.
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I spray my tires with AXE body spray and let them sit in the sun for a while. The traction on a hardpacked bluegroove track is insane. Sounds crazy i know, but it works. lol
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Per WD-40 site: http://www.wd40.com/faqs/#a98

What surfaces or materials are OK to use WD-40 on?

WD-40 can be used on just about everything. It is safe for metal, rubber, wood and plastic. WD-40 can be applied to painted metal surfaces without harming the paint. Polycarbonate and clear polystyrene plastic are among the few surfaces on which to avoid using a petroleum-based product like WD-40.



All it does is soften up the rubber which make them grab more. I personally think that it cause the rubber to wear prematurely.

Simple green is different. It acts like a glue that sits on the top which sticks to the ground. But it will not last but 2 laps, it does not penetrate the rubber like WD40.



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I spray my tires with AXE body spray and let them sit in the sun for a while. The traction on a hardpacked bluegroove track is insane. Sounds crazy i know, but it works. lol
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