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Old 01-31-2004, 11:50 PM   #1
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Iíve heard that WD-40 or Simple Green will help keep your tires from building up with dirt well running on a loamy track. Iím going to give WD-40 a try on Sunday. What I want to know is what you use on your tires to keep dirt from building up, if any thing.

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shock oil works also in a pinch. wd-40 works but it wont last a whole race. I have seen guys use baby powder as well.
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in some cases leaving them slightly dirty will decrease the time it takes for the tire to hook up on the track.. depends on the track though... surface and what not
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Old 02-02-2004, 12:43 AM   #4
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I have used WD40 many years ago on a blue groove track. Spray the tyres with WD40 and leave until the oily feel has nearly gone. You will find the tyres have gone REALLY STICKY.....awesome grip...sometimes even better on the second run. The first time we used it we left two black lines up the track.
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I would be careful with the wd-40 because it actually eats the rubber away and leaves the synthetic stuff behind which can cause your tires to become weak and tear or if you use square fuzzies, the treads will strip off of the tire easier.
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if you're after stickyness.. use concentrated simple green...
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i use simple green heavily diluted with water and wipe them with a rag. they get very sticky and shine like they are brand new. if you have a little mud or dry dirt sticking to them use a brush if you do not dilute it after a while it eats up your tires.
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HMM... I've never had tires get eaten up by simple green.. maybe it's rubber differences..
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i am using taper pins at the moment pinks. at my track they informed me that after a while your tires just kind of disintegrate.
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i notice your post said concentrated simple green which means its either diluted by you or from simple green. we dont have concentrated simple green here or atleast i cant find it. we have only like big gallons that you have to mixand or dilute yourself. that might be the difference.
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I don't clean my tires much. It makes them hook up badly for the first couple of minutes. I just treat them with wd-40 at home and go a whole day without looking twice.
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If you clean your tires on a regular basis you WILL remove the natural oils in the rubber. I would recomend cleaning your tires (not soaking them to get the inserts wet) Spraying them with wd-40 or basically any light oil and put them in a ziplock bag until you use them again. If you do not re-add oil to the rubber the tires will fall apart and work poorly. Wd-40 has no ill effects on tires and a very good substitute for wd-40 is 3in1 oil wich you can get at any walmart and its really cheap.
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I'm not sure about that.. but, if you say so...
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You don't want to make the tires sticky, that just makes them cake up with dirt and crud easier. You want to soften them. I used WD-40 in the past on my off road tires and have used simple green on my sedan tires. The problem is that they both leave a residue behind (IN wd-40 its the lubricant in the formula and in Simple Green its the soap itself)which actually reduces traction. The only things I've tried in the few short weeks that I have returned to off road is motor spray and MPH Products T-Rex. I dunno if it's still available, but buggy grip used to work well too.
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I rub the simple green off.... with a towel
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