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Old 04-23-2011, 07:47 AM   #1
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Default Balancing clay, how long does it stay on your wheels?

I thought they stay on your wheels pretty long but mine were all gone for like after a couple of trips to the track. I've cleaned the spot where I've installed the clay with alcohol too, well somehow.

is this pretty normal or there some kind of other trick to make em stay longer?

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I thought they stay on your wheels pretty long but mine were all gone for like after a couple of trips to the track. I've cleaned the spot where I've installed the clay with alcohol too, well somehow.

is this pretty normal or there some kind of other trick to make em stay longer?

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An easier way is to use lead tape.

You can buy it at a shop that sells golf clubs: referred to as swing weight.

Very sticky. Doesn't come off.

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Get the black GMK balancing putty. It stays on even if you wash the wheels, and it can be reused a number of times.
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Ive used Both in the past. Both work, But with the fade away of 1/2" offset rims for truggy Ive slowly done away with my Lead rolls. Putty works just fine if your using the right stuff and apply it properly.
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Better yet. Go to your hardware store and get the Locktite sticky puddy. It is used to hold stuff on walls without using nails. Your teacher probably used it in class. You can also buy it at Office max/Office Depot



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Old 04-23-2011, 11:26 AM   #6
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i, used putty from the craft store to balance my wheels and it seemed to always stay on you just really have to stick it on there good a little might of came off just dint notice it.
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Modeling clay from Hobby Lobby.

You can get a massive brick that will last forever. Tons of colors.

U use a natural white/cream color; it stays on for the life of the tires. Never had it come off.

Some wheels I've used the tip of an Xacto to roughen up the spot where it needs to stick. That helps give the clay something to stick to instead of slick plastic.
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ok so they do/can stay there for a while. Thanks guys I'll try some of ur advice
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Get the black GMK balancing putty. It stays on even if you wash the wheels, and it can be reused a number of times.
+1 to that. It's all I use and it never comes off the rim. Your fingers are usually a little black after you use it but best stuff there is.
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