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Old 02-12-2011, 06:21 PM   #1
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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I don't. I switch compounds.
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:29 PM   #3
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I use the aerosol paint stripper. Just make sure it has toluene in it. Spray the tire down and let the stripper soak into the tire. Depending on the temp it may work fast or slow. If its hot (70*+) I would do 30 min intervals and longer if its cold. Rinse check and repeat as nec. It seems to work really well to soften the knobs on the tire.
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Simple green diluted with water 1:1. Leave a little bit on the tires then store them in ziploc bags, until the next race..
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:22 PM   #6
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I use the aerosol paint stripper. Just make sure it has toluene in it. Spray the tire down and let the stripper soak into the tire. Depending on the temp it may work fast or slow. If its hot (70*+) I would do 30 min intervals and longer if its cold. Rinse check and repeat as nec. It seems to work really well to soften the knobs on the tire.
the stuff in tnt? trinitrotoluene?
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3oz. Kerosene
2oz. Pb blaster
2oz. Buggy grip or jack the gripper is what I use.
Trust me this stuff is amazing. I didn't really believe it myself until I tried it. Now I don't go to the track without it. You can get pb blaster at advanced auto, napa or any auto parts store. It comes in an aerosol can kinda like WD-40 but so much stronger. Give it a try you'll like it I promise.
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the stuff in tnt? trinitrotoluene?
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I don't. I switch compounds.
+1 Thats the correct way of doing it if you have the $CASH$
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I personally do not soften my tires, but the guys at my local track use Kal-Gard Contact cleaner and they seem to get pretty soft.
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I switch to a softer compound such as the M4 Proline compound. However, I always use simple green on all of my tires before each race.
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wd-40 spray on wipe off and let dry
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