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Old 01-01-2007, 09:09 AM   #1
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Default WHAT KIND OF DIRT? NEW TRACK

LOOKING FOR A FEW ANSWERS AND SUGGESTIONS.. I LIVE IN TENNESSEE AND KNOW THAT MOST OF THE TRACKS I HAVE BEEN TO HAVE BEEN CLAY . SOMEONE HAS TOLD ME THAT THERE IS SOME KIND OF DIRT ADDITIVE THAT YOU CAN MIX IN SO THE CLAY WHEN IT GETS DRY DOES NOT CRACK. IS THIS TRUE??
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I think, but don't quote me it is Calcium Chloride or something like that.
It will help hold moisture and in return that will help keep the track together.

someon please correct me if I am wrong.

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if im not misken they used that last year at the kyosho race. and by the end of the day there where ruts that where swoling the 1/10 whole beacuse it held well where it did hold lol and where it didnt hold well it was badddd
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the Calcium Chloride binds the surface together. it can still break away from the underlying stuff. its good for large outdoor events as it helps keep things as consistent as possible. the downside is that if you do get surface material on your car it will rust the iron oxide screws faster.

the best information that any of us can give you is to look around for a financially feasible material which you can also work with when you want to make/change your track. Most people in the southeast use clay as its fairly cheap and it generally holds together better than the dirt around here.
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Research and find some river clay or clay from a lake bottom in your area....

Chemicals can only do so much so find some clay and work with that...
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