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Old 08-01-2012, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default pit towel or rubber mat

Which ones do u guys prefer?
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:00 PM   #2
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Check out the upgrade neoprene mat. Kinda the middle ground between a towel and rubber.
Towels get dirty and stained easily. Rubber mat is durable and no issue with oils, but it's heavy and harder to pack up, and cost a lot more.
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Check out the upgrade neoprene mat. Kinda the middle ground between a towel and rubber.
Towels get dirty and stained easily. Rubber mat is durable and no issue with oils, but it's heavy and harder to pack up, and cost a lot more.
+1. That about covers it.

I use a pit towel at the track for ease of portability and an Upgrade mat at home.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:36 PM   #4
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Thanks, i was thinking the same way. Is that the best towel to buy?
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:46 PM   #5
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Thanks, i was thinking the same way. Is that the best towel to buy?
Honestly, I have an old cloth bath mat. The kind w/ the low, tight texture weave. Works like a champ.
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I use a yoga mat and works great. They are very easy on the wallet.
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Both? They serve different purposes.... Though people use towels in place of a mat.

Pit mat protects your table and keeps parts from bouncing around in your workspace.

Pit towel on your lap to keep yourself clean, wipe your hands, parts, etc., as needed.


On the cheap, pickup a yoga mat and cut it as you desire or leave it (for coolness you can glue some neodymium magnets on the back to hold screws.... and old bath towels which almost everyone has.
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+100000 on the yoga mat. I bought one for $15. Big enough to make 2 mats. One I keep at home on my work bench. The other I roll up and put it in my hauler bag.
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yoga mat from wal-mart, problem is my 10 y/o driver likes it butterfly side up....lol
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Upgrade's rubber mat with the recessed areas is pretty great.
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at the track the towell blows away and so I don't use anything. i bareback it on the table. Wait a minute that sounds terrible.

At home I use a big towel because i use the edges to clean stuff. Besides I spray wd-40 and so on. having a special rc pit mat is silly in my opinion, but if you already have a full radio starter box and all that wrap and a 150 dollar car stand a 500 engine, all the extra crap you can find then you gotta have it. I will still laugh at you at the track for buying all that stupid stuff.
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at the track the towell blows away and so I don't use anything. i bareback it on the table. Wait a minute that sounds terrible.

At home I use a big towel because i use the edges to clean stuff. Besides I spray wd-40 and so on. having a special rc pit mat is silly in my opinion, but if you already have a full radio starter box and all that wrap and a 150 dollar car stand a 500 engine, all the extra crap you can find then you gotta have it. I will still laugh at you at the track for buying all that stupid stuff.
I bet all you barebackers do it on the tables and under,on the side, even on the ground. I laugh at you.
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Get the mats that are used in kitchen cabinets. It doesn't slide and has holes to allow the dirt to fall through to the table. Cheap and functional.
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i bareback it on the table.
I knew you guys down at the River track were crazy.
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indoor-outdoor carpet. i got a 8'x8' piece for like $16 at home depot.. i have a 8' work bench at home and a 8' table for the track. cut it in 2' strips. 2 for home 2 for the track.
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