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Old 03-12-2006, 06:28 PM   #16
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Ive got a question in responce to the tupintine.

I went to Homedepot and got a can of of it (4 bucks )

I got a spray bottle too.

My quetion is right after a run and I take a wire brush and get most of the dirt off and then spray them?Or it it required to clean them?Also will this stuff mess up anything ie graphite,metals motors?

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Old 03-14-2006, 09:39 PM   #17
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Thatoneguy, you should clean the tires first so the turpentine can be in direct contact with the entire surface. DON'T use a wire brush to clean them. You'll just end up tearing off the tread. Use a firm plastic bristle brush and water with Simple Green. You definitely don't want to get it on the car. It could react negatively to some plastics and especially adhesives like the servo tape most people's electronics are mounted with. Turpentine is a form of paint thinner too so you surely don't want to get it on that 75 dollar custom paintjob... I wouldn't reccomend using the turpentine all the time though unless you need to soften your tires up a little bit like on a blue groove track. Just cleaning them with water and simple green is more than adequate for keeping them in original condition.

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I run on Blue-Groove

Thats why im so intrested.

Ok thanks.
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Old 03-15-2006, 12:11 AM   #19
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just spray emwith degreaser or spray on lubricant that is like motor spray
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I clean with simple green and a plastic dish brush. Then use after-run oil on the tires and leave them in a bag. Next day take them out. Put any sort of off-road or rubber tire grip on them and run.

Afterun seems to stick around a little longer.

Or try trinity tire tweak....leave them in a bag. I do this and just leave them in there till race day.
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For softening tires on a dirt track sprint car, we use this stuff called xylol that you can pick up at hardware stores or napa. Ive also used just alcohol that you would run in an alcohol motor car. You would prolly have to find a place that sells race gas and you could pick up a gallon of it. Just put the stuff in a spray bottle like they said above and spray it on the tires... Ive used it without cleaning tires with simple green and water and had good results. Make sure to soak the tires and let them dry on their own.
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or you could use trinity buggy grip so you could greatly lessen the chance of losing you own life.

apply the buggy grip and put the tires in a zip lock bag. Keep them in the bag until you race, apply buggy grip 2-3 times per week. Within 1 week your tires will be really soft.
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Old 03-15-2006, 03:51 PM   #23
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Applying Buggy grip alone is just topical....it's cosmetic. To get your tires their softest and stay soft for a long period of time, you have to get the softening fluids embedded into the pores of the rubber.
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Turpentine is the ONLY way to truly soften tires PERIOD.....
We have been doing this for years.
Buggy Grip,fire and so on doesnt do much.

Process:If you want the best process there is it's like this.
Go out in your driveway or parkinglot.
Spray the tire with Motorspray or brake cleaner.
Get ready to roll the tire and light it RIGHT BEFORE you roll it.
Let the tire burn out and then dip it in a empty paint can(.99) with Turpentine in it(3.00-4.00).
Leave them in for about 15-25 minutes.Keep an eye on them.
If left in too long they will start to grow in size.


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Well.

Im not down with fire....at all.

So I just put my turpintine in a small spray bottle and I spray right before I run.Also whole they sit I spray them a couple times a day.

They seem to be getting softer, slowy but surely.
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Old 03-21-2006, 05:04 AM   #26
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DO you have to light your tyres to get the turps into it. Can you heat them in the oven at 100 c i do to get water out of them in the foams. Not too hot but hot enough , would this work.

THANKS good topic..MARK
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Guys I havenít been able to find any true turpentine at all. All I can find is synthetic turpentine. Is this what you are using or is there still true turpentine around?
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I wouldn't put them in the oven.....your house will smell like rubber.
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Check out this video.

Got Sticky?

Thats what my tires do after I do the process I described above.
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^
AHhhh I was hopin for some FIRE!

Lol thats hella sweet though.
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