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Old 12-14-2002, 05:01 PM   #1
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Default Foam Tires with Traction compound.

The other day I was driving my TC3 and my car just kept sliding on the turns. Then after a while, I found out that my traction compound wasn't working. I was using TQ Racer Plus, and when I touched the foams, the compound was so slippery. This never happened, do you guys know what is wrong? I was using TRC foam tires and I am posting this here b/c I posted in the electric forum and no one knew the problem and one guy said that you guys tend to use more foams then us. I already tried cleaning the foams with dish washing soap and blasted it with motor spray. Thanks!!!
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Old 12-14-2002, 06:09 PM   #2
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You don't really need to use any compound on the foams. At my track nobody uses any, one guy used to use suntan lotion, but he stoped doing it, he said it doesn't do any good.


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Old 12-14-2002, 10:42 PM   #3
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Traction compound is supposed to soak into the Foam. I wait about 30 min before I run the car. But the compound is supposed to soften the foam so it will stick to the track.

As for the sun tan lotion, its for recoditioning the foam

Also if the car is still slippery try a softer compound
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Old 12-15-2002, 05:46 PM   #4
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Foam tires work great on asphalt. At our track we add sugar water to the track every couple of days so we don't need to add anything to our tires. Before that I would clean my tires with alcohol then air spray them then add caster oil, which you can get from any drug store, and let it set in for a few minutes. This works great for an untreated track. I also know some guys that even used honey on their tires, did pretty well too. You can't beat spraying the track surface with sugar water for traction.
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what kind of surfrace were you on i presume carpet seeing as how its got to be freezing in ny

i use paragon traction compound works really well

when your using compound you need to wipe it off or do a burnout or something to dry it up before you attempt to drive if you dont it will be worse than using none at all

i also have used traction compound on foam on asphalt it works if you dont have the ability to change tires works pretty well infact but most of the time we nitro guys dont use it because it wont last for our entire main

what tires are you using now does it work without compound could it be car setup a tweak or are you sure its the tires
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Old 12-17-2002, 09:24 AM   #6
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STP (auto oil additive), used be be the hot ticket for the Foam tires used on Slot cars. Wonder how it would work on our R/C cars?
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CRC belt dressing will work very well... its cheap and goes a long way
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:39 AM   #8
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Brake Quiet spray works well for short periods, like drag racing.
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im using wd40 for the form but it very fast wearing..but for me just fine tuned the setup..from there u know what the problem
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Wow! Answering an 8 year old thread. I give him a lot of credit for using the search function though!
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