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Old 12-14-2008, 08:31 AM
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Questions?? Homemade Traction Compound

I race a T4 on an indoor off-road track which most times the Losi Pink Taper is the tire of choice. I tried buggy grip, paragon fx, wd-40 and some other of the off the shelf stuff and get better than running no sauce at all results. I see alot of the guys that have alot of indoor off-road experience are running homemade compounds on their tires and they are much stickier and softer to the touch. If you ask what they are running you usually get the standard answer of "Buggy Grip." The stuff they use does not even smell the same and in some cases is not even the same color. Does anyone have the recipe or idea of what they are running and would be willing to share with the rest of the world.
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:19 AM
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Just go to the hobby store and buy a bottle of niftech. The stuff works great on rubber tires.The stuff works way better than buggy grip.Heck one of my buddies even uses absorbine jr. on his tapers and has real good luck with it.I was amazed the first time I saw him use it.
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I have a bottle Team Kamikaze Racing traction compound. The stuff can make your car climb walls. I have no effin' idea what is in this stuff, but if you get it on your hands you gotta wait for it to wear off.
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I run renos ragu tire sauce and I like it way better than buggy grip

A lot of people here (taper pin track) run zip free or use deisle fuel
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Diesel Fuel
Thats a new one. never thought of that.
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If your track allows you to use anything you want, then diesel fuel works best (and is way cheaper than any other sauce). Put it on your tires 30 minutes before your run and then wipe them dry right before you go out to run. When using Buggy Grip/Reino's I usually clean my tires with a water & simple green solution, dry the tires, apply the sauce with a tooth brush and then toss them in a ziplock bag to let the sauce soak in.
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Originally Posted by CCristo View Post
If your track allows you to use anything you want, then diesel fuel works best (and is way cheaper than any other sauce). Put it on your tires 30 minutes before your run and then wipe them dry right before you go out to run. When using Buggy Grip/Reino's I usually clean my tires with a water & simple green solution, dry the tires, apply the sauce with a tooth brush and then toss them in a ziplock bag to let the sauce soak in.
A couple of the more experianced racers at are track apply the buggy grip just like you mentioned above. Clean tire, dry, apply buggy grip with toothbrush, put in zip lock bag.

Some others use diesal fuel and Paragon is the other one many racers use at are track.
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Putting them in a zip lock bag is a great way to destroy the foams. You shouldn't need to do that just apply a heavy coating
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yes they allow anything
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Are you reapplying the diesel each round I assume?
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i was removing a set from the rims. put them in tosterover on 300 degrees for a little while. was watching tv in other room when i smelled something bad. well they sure came off the rims no problem lol. thing is now they are SUPER sticky. stored them in a bag with other tires and side walls actually glued themselves to the other tire. almost ripped them pulling them apart.

so im thinking some sort of heat soaking may be a trick set up. maybe a heat gun before the race? seems once they get that hot they change the compound for good.
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Originally Posted by chewiefttc4 View Post
Putting them in a zip lock bag is a great way to destroy the foams. You shouldn't need to do that just apply a heavy coating
It's never been a problem for me
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At our local indoor track(Clay based) The hot ticket is sanding down Pink tapers and making them into slicks. The sauce of choice has been between Paragon, buggy grip and even seen some guys using WD-40. I personally use Paragon and have had great success, but I really want to check into the diesel fuel.
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Renio's Ragu is the way to go. Here is a link on how to get it.
www.xfactoryrc.com/news_02_04_08.htm[/url]
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