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Old 03-03-2011, 08:49 AM
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+1 simple green
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:13 AM
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Here is the tire cleaner I made. I used Shoegoo to glue the brush in the container. I fill the container just past the top of the bristles. My track actually has hot water, so I just use hot water. I just re-fill it right before I clean my tires so the water is hot. I guess I could use simple green and cold water, but hot water at the track is free, not to mention, when the water gets dirty it doesn't clean the tires as well. I leave the tires on the car when I am cleaning them.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:33 AM
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Is this Electric "On-Road" or "Off-Road"? LOL. If my tires get gunked up with mud and dirt I just do a couple fast passes down a street or gravel road. Done.
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Originally Posted by CHIZZLE View Post
Is this Electric "On-Road" or "Off-Road"? LOL. If my tires get gunked up with mud and dirt I just do a couple fast passes down a street or gravel road. Done.
Hmmm, basher mentality. Simple Green all the way.
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After I clean with simple green I'll put on some buggy grip. They look nice and shiny then. I only use buggy grip on my indoor dirt tires. Other tires its simple green only.
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I saw this the other day. Pretty cool....lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgsY5dtaGIY
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:59 PM
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+50 or however many we're up to on the simple green.

Yet another user here.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by racer1812 View Post
Hmmm, basher mentality. Simple Green all the way.
I prefer to race more than pointless cleaning.
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by CHIZZLE View Post
I prefer to race more than pointless cleaning.
simple green makes a great tire conditioner as well as a cleaner.. simple green to clean.. zip grip free to condition.. dialed
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Lots of folks here are using simple green, but I'll share what worked for me. I used a small amount of dish soap, lukewarm water and a scrub brush, doing my best to keep the foam inserts dry. Once scrubbed, I rinsed with lukewarm water (again, keep those foams dry!) and set them on a towel to air-dry. When done drying, the tires were black as night and would actually stick to my hands! (Proline Caliber M3)

Way cheaper than simple green

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I buy Simple Green by the gallon at Home Depot, Lowe's, etc. Dilute with 50% water in a spray bottle and it will last a long time and clean many a tire.
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Simple green cleans so good and softens the compund..plus it smells really good!
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Originally Posted by netmaster View Post
I buy Simple Green by the gallon at Home Depot, Lowe's, etc. Dilute with 50% water in a spray bottle and it will last a long time and clean many a tire.
That's the same deal as me. Plus, I use it to clean the chassis.
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Originally Posted by CHIZZLE View Post
I prefer to race more than pointless cleaning.
Leaving the dirt/mud on your tires ends up removing someoild in the rubber and hardens/dries the compound
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Originally Posted by CHIZZLE View Post
I prefer to race more than pointless cleaning.
After a couple beers I could lay half a dozen zingers on this comment but I won't..
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