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Old 08-23-2005, 06:01 AM   #1
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Default Using a tire truer on rubber tires

I have an Integy automatic truer on order. They say on their website that this can also be used to revive rubber tires. Anyone ever try this?
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Old 08-23-2005, 05:53 PM   #2
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I dont think i`d try the truers cutting bit on rubber tyres, but if you use something like a fine grade sandpaper, it may help to revive the tyres a bit.
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Old 08-24-2005, 01:39 AM   #3
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We used to use them on the radials, we ran on Ovals, just a slight skuff, you don't really want to take anything off, just rough them up a little.
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Use some after-run oil on them , then wintergreen alcohol from the grocery store.

Your tires will have more than enough grip after that. Also good thing about after run oil. It takes like 30minutes to absorb and whatever residual is left can be cleaned off with the wintergreen alcohol.

Its the cheapest & easiest way to return grip to a rubber tire. Figuring everyone in nitro usually has a bottle of afterun oil. Rub it into the tire using paper towell or plastic bag (which wont absord as much oil).

Also Trinity tire tweak is good to try, but seemed to take about a full day to absorb into my tires. I coat the tire, place in a plastic zip lock bag and let them absorb.

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I've heard that scuffing the tire with your truer works, but it's a lot more trouble than just cleaning and treating like Artificial-I suggests. Most of the racers that run rubber in my area use Simple Green to clean the tires and then either use a traction compound (generally wintergreen based) or WD-40 on a rag is effective. Just let it sit for a while and then wipe off the excess. Tires should feel tacky like they did when first taken out of the package.
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