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Old 12-24-2006, 09:52 AM   #1
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I have been using this tire tub since this past summer, 1/10th and 1/8th off road, and this thing is working awsome!! a few guys at my track have also bought one and are loving it. it also doubles as a nice car stand with the lid which has small rubber feet for minimal slippage. if you are into keeping a good looking, well performing car this thing is for u! check it out

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Old 12-24-2006, 12:55 PM   #2
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is there some kind of bristle brush attached inside the bottom of the tub for scrubbing the tires? for 15 bucks, that ain't bad.
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Old 12-24-2006, 02:54 PM   #3
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yea theres a stiff brush mounted inside, ive tried to get the bristles to weaken or lose there ridgidity, but its still holding strong
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Old 12-24-2006, 08:36 PM   #4
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I found keeping tires in ziploc bags with a cotton ball saturated with buggy grip lets them stay softer over time, especially losi pink and proline r3/m3 tires.
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thanks for the info. I will look into that.
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the cotton ball idea sounds great!! never heard of it, but i will be giving that a try!!
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They have a bunch of these at my local track (Planet RC - Indianapolis, IN). They aren't the Team Scream ones, just plane white with the brush built in. I am not sure where they got them, but they work very well.

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Old 12-26-2006, 01:34 PM   #8
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Thanks for the plug Andy. Most of the tubs we have here were made by racers, and left or donated to the track.
A word of caution on the Buggy Grip soaked cotton. All the traction additives seem to promote the breaking down of the foam inserts. I would think that constant exposure would really hasten this process.
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maybe, but the tires I do it too are gone after 2 race days because the tracks I race on are hard packed.
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I guess that's the rub of the situation. We are clay, and worn down tires are the ticket. The rubber far outlasts the foam insert. Bald is good. The Panther Clay Slicks are hooking up.
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So how do you use it?
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If you mean how we use the foams, they are replaced when they start to feel bad. You can boil or bake your tires and remove them from the wheels. Then you remount them with fresh foams.
If you mean the Buggy Grip, I apply it about 10 minutes before running on a clean tire. If you go out too early it will feel greasy for a few laps.
If you mean the tires, run them slick. The Panthers need only scuffing. The Pink Tapers need to be free of all Tapers. But don't get them warm when you do it or they won't be good. You can use a belt sander or a Dremel.
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No the tire tub is what I was needing info on.
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you put a little water and simple green in the tub, and rub the tire back and forth across the bristles on the bottom, thats it. pop the lid on when its not in use, and use it for a car stand
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Does anyone else know where I can get one of these??

I don't want to pay eight bucks shipping for a 15 dollar item....
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