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Old 09-24-2011, 05:50 PM   #1
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should I keep my tires in ziplocks to keep them fresh? Or does it not matter?
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pros get them in a box keep them in a box the ones i know anyway and do not worry about keeping them in sealed bags
i would say if you uy 5 or 10 sets of tires would keep them bagged up until ready to glue and use but once you r going to use them dont think it matters much
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Thanxs man, was just worried bout soft compounds getting hard. Think I'll stick em in a bag anyway just in case.
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Store em in Ziplocks. Tire care is most important. The tires are what keep your car hooked tot he track. Storing them covered in dirt in a cardbard box is not good. Not only will tire bags get you more organized but will keep your rubber in like new condition.

I always see guys at the track. Ask what tires are hooking up and i tell them what works. They say yeah i got those, and pull out a dirt covered tire and put it on and say they sucked on the track.

I recomend making a tire scrubber, A square tuperware with a stiff brissle brush glued to the bottom, and scrubbing the tires after every day. Then spray them with simple green, wipe exess off and put in a Ziplock bag.

I have tires with up to 10 runs (AKA IBeams they last forever ) and every time i bolt em up its like a brand new set of tires. I am very anal about my tires, they are one of the most important peices to the puzzle and guys dont even clean/ store them properly or at all.
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Thanxs man, was just worried bout soft compounds getting hard. Think I'll stick em in a bag anyway just in case.
Thats the Best way It saves the rubber drying out and going brittle.
I keep all mine in Air tight bags with the exeption of whats mounted on my RC's Because they get used weekly..
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I recomend making a tire scrubber
I scrub all my tires/wheels with a brush and dishwashing soap after every day at the track
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I scrub all my tires/wheels with a brush and dishwashing soap after every day at the track
Perfect. your on the right track then, just ziplock em like you decided and you are all set.
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Just bagged all my sets of tires, just in case...
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