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Old 12-14-2008, 10:12 PM
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Renio's Ragu is the way to go. Here is a link on how to get it.
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I use that as well and everyone that pits around me complains about how bad it smells. It works great though!!
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:54 PM
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We run at a pink taper pin/bk bar track and have been using primarily Zip Free. Motor spray, then light them up (I don't but most guys do), toothbrush in some Zip Free--throw them in a zip lock and you are good to go. A buddy put me on to heating the tires with a hairdryer or heatgun right before brushing them with the zip, it seems to open the pores in the rubber to let the zip soak in and really gets them gummy,.

I personally really like Buggy Grip and would use it but we can't run it because of the noxious odor. I don't mind the odor--although it is pretty nasty stuff to get on your skin.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:51 AM
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if renos ragu or buggy grip is too stinky try renos marinade heat the tire ,apply and let it soak in a few qualifers before your race then wipe dry and reheat . then your good to go
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Prestone Belt dressing works great
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:53 PM
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whats the part number for the "zip free" everyone is talking about? the stuff we used on our pink taper pin slicks was "zip grip free" but it seems like they stopped making it.
Part #Rc 6683 (zip grip free)

we found that zip grip free softens the rubber AND makes it sticky.
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:01 PM
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PVC primer mixed with wd40 or silicone spray.
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