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Old 03-01-2011, 12:33 PM   #1
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Default New track, Oil for track?

Hey guys, my and a friend are building a sweet track in central valley california, We just got done renting a big roller that vibrates, its the same thing they use on the roads to flatten assfault. So now we have a super packed 30%dirt 70%clay track, and i have heard a few things somewhere about oiling the track to make traction? so my questions are.

What oil do we use?
Where can we get it?
Are there al different kinds of oils?
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:44 PM   #2
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Where is this track being built? I
Live in the valley and would love to help
Out or just go there and race... I race at cvr but a new track and new surface would be great...
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You may want to check with the DEP (department of environmental protection) before you go spraying anything onto the surface! Good way to avoid huge fines!

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Dude, where is this track at? I'm in Visalia, pm me some details. You don't need to oil the track, the EPA would have a fit-soda works pretty well but if you've got 70% clay, you should have enough binder in the dirt without using oil/soda. Hit me up though, Id love to check it out. Whatup Tecc...
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The track is in lemoore ill get some pics soon, right now we got 4 buddys with 1/8 buggys and truggys.
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Sweet. I've got an MBX6 and MBX6e plus a short course and 1/10 electric. You plannin on holding events or is it a private track?
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One word, Dustex. Check it out.

http://www.roadmaterial.co.za/dustex.aspx
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I know palm desert rc raceway uses some type of glue to make there track like concreate but im not sure what kind or wear to get it.You could e-mail them and ask.
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The track is in lemoore ill get some pics soon, right now we got 4 buddys with 1/8 buggys and truggys.
Sweet dude.. Pm me details also.. I have a mbx6 and mbx6t... Me and azrc4me are weekly racers and would love to learn more...
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While there are a few dirt tracks around that will still spray waste oil, it is now illegal to do so in the US (at least as far as I know, maybe someplace still allows it but I bet nowhere in CA).

I have heard of some tracks spraying sugar water on it, which sort of glues everything together and makes it hard, low dust, high traction. I hear it also means HIGH tire wear. I've never run one myself though so I could be wrong.

Your best bet is probably going to be to just water it and add some sort of wetting agent to the water. They are commercially available or for a cheap and easy alternative, just add some liquid dish soap, does the same thing.
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One word, Dustex. Check it out.

http://www.roadmaterial.co.za/dustex.aspx

Thanks just what we were looking for!!!!


And just talked to my buddy, i got a little ahead of myself because the track will be private because of all the equipment and the location, sorry local guys,
but if you guys know of other local tracks i would love to go there with you.
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Why do you need anything on it?
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This is where I usually race.... http://www.centralvalleyrcclub.com check it out... There is the winter series race finals coming up on the 12th come out and race...
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This is where I usually race.... http://www.centralvalleyrcclub.com check it out... There is the winter series race finals coming up on the 12th come out and race...
GOSH I KNOW!!! we heard about it and were going to go sat! but we thought is was going to rain!!! im dizzynation on that site too.

So we will try this dustex on our track and i will post some pictures and update how its coming out.
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