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Old 09-27-2011, 02:49 AM
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hi guys

we have a very large onroad track here in sydney australia (just held the 2011 femca series last week end) we used a coke mix concentrate which was pretty good to bring the grip levels up
I wanted to now what other tracks around the world use and your thoughts on the sprays?

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Old 09-27-2011, 03:19 AM
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hi guys

we have a very large onroad track here in sydney australia (just held the 2011 femca series last week end) we used a coke mix concentrate which was pretty good to bring the grip levels up
I wanted to now what other tracks around the world use and your thoughts on the sprays?

regards
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Brown sugar mix with water will do the same job
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Do you know what mixture /rate?
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Our Nats track this past weekend used VP Lane Choice 7 and it was INSANE!

Not sure if it's available down there though.
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You can't go wrong with grape soda either
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We always used Mountain Dew... worked great.
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:02 PM
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Idk what my hobbyshop used before they got their offroad track. But I know it was annoyingly sticky. Your shoes would stick to the floor at home and your tires would be all sticky (not much of a problem for onroad guys, but for us offroads, that just meant that dirt and stuff got stuck to them.
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sounds like VHT , that was used on a sydney track a while back but it can not be used anymore .
im after the cheapest traction possible , just for club days to bring traction up to a good level
keep the ideas coming guys , its helpful

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to add to that , do you remeber if it smelt like bubble gum?
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at my local track? No, the overpowering smell of nitro fuel was all I remember. It has been a year and a half since they had an onroad track though. But next time I call with a question or go up there I will ask. Too bad, I was just there before I posted that comment.
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Alchohol,CasterOil,Mountain Dew Syrup. Not sure on the ratios but you
should be able to find the recipe.
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You need to think of the cost factor also Chad, was thinking maybe Golden Syrup and warm water, but Brown Sugar i think would be a chance it has (i'm sure) molasses in it which is tacky
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i have , thats why i think ill run with the brown sugar its only 2.50 for a kg ,
i sent an email to a aussie importer of soft drink syrup to see if there are any out of date boxes that can be bought .

hey guys , brown sugar sprayers ! what ratio?
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Maybe do some small ratio tests batches, looks like Aldi's will get a product boost lol
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Any of you guys come up with a ratio , kg's sugar to lts of water?
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