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Old 02-02-2004, 09:51 PM   #16
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Gary MPH products tire crap is simply a light oil wich is extremely similar to 3 in 1 oil (kinda funny how that worked out huh) The idea is not to soften the tires but to allow the natural rubber compound to do its job and stay the proper durometer, if you do not treat your tires after several washings they will get harder. I usually never wash tires but if I do I always treat them.

All of this is kinda off the original topic of how to keep mud from building up on tires.
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Old 02-02-2004, 10:02 PM   #17
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Its right on topic. The wrong cleaner, while it may get the crud off in between heats, may cause the tires to lose traction and/or cake up easier if the tires are sticky. Again, you want the tires soft, not sticky.
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Old 02-02-2004, 10:25 PM   #18
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it all depends on the track... you don't want build up.. it's a rare time when I use simple green on off-road.. it is more of an on-road trick.. on electric.. I hardly do anything to my tires.. just put them on from the last week I ran them... 1/8.. I do clean them and on occasion use pam or synthetic to keep dirt/mud out.. but, rarely...
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Has anyone tried using ArmorAll to replenish the oils in the rubber? I don't usually wash the tires at the track-just brush them off between rounds-but I do wash them with dilute simple green after I get home.The small pin tires I have like Square Fuzzies and Holeshots have been shearing the pins off before they actually wear down but my T2000's haven't been.I assumed shearing the pins was normal wear since my track is hard packed dirt that's kinda rough-am I doing something wrong here?
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Old 02-03-2004, 10:45 AM   #20
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in my experience.. the pins get torn off if you get stuck on a pipe and try to climb it or give it throttle.. or on a car.. but, I've never had mine come off just by racing them... I run them until they just wear down.. so, I would think it's something like that.. or something on the track
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i use sedan traction compound.....its greasy for the first 3 laps then watch out mega grip it seems to keep some dirt off your tires as well
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not good on rubber though... but, yeah.. it does make it tacky
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Simple green is one of the best cleaning agents out their, while I don't recomend using it between heats it does a good job.
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What is Simple green? is it dish washing liquid, what ratio do you mix it, thanks
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