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STRINGCHEESE 12-21-2012 08:02 AM

Tire sauce?
Does anyone have a home made tire sauce recipe that mimics zip grip free? I know it is mostly mineral spirits. I'm looking for something similar to keep my tires from loading up on a clay track. Prices on buggy grip is just rediculous. Simple green works to make tires sticky, but they load up fast.

nv529 12-21-2012 08:06 AM

For AMS or Dirt Burners? and what brand tires are you running?

STRINGCHEESE 12-21-2012 10:29 AM

Ams and dbr 's. Mostly dbr 's. Running ions and pythons.

66Racer 12-21-2012 11:05 AM

I saw an AE setup sheet yesterday that mentioned wd40 tire sauce, not sure how well it works but got me curious

savidans 12-21-2012 11:19 AM

I know a lot of people who use wd 40 as a tire sauce and swear by it, I prefer sticky kicks and if you use a tooth brush to apply I think it last awhile, however I do use wd 40 when I dont have the cash for it and it does do a good job of repelling the clay dirt

STRINGCHEESE 12-21-2012 12:44 PM

Ok...here is where the rubber hits the road...pun intended

Wd-40 is basically kerosene with perfume added. Mineral spirits is also a water displacing solvent. I'm going to start my experiment with a mixture of kerosene, mineral spirits, and some denatured alcohol to make it flash off faster. Ill post trsults after xmas

Maxxingout 12-21-2012 12:52 PM

We're not allowed to use Wd-40 at our track. It leaves to much oil on the clay and ruins it.

nv529 12-21-2012 05:57 PM

I use WD40 on losi pink compound it does wonders at DB's if you let it "marinate" long enough..

elex300 12-21-2012 06:36 PM

I like Buggy Grip green dot but sometimes I forget to sauce before im up so then I just hit them with motor spray. I have used WD40 in the past and it works too but I think the tires wear faster when using it.

Ctimrun 12-21-2012 08:01 PM

Tires definitely wear faster using wd40. Friends and I have done some testing and we found wd40 caused the tires to wear out twice as quick as other sauces or not using any at all.

MattP 12-21-2012 08:04 PM

Sticky Kicks user here....

Works great and won't stink up your pit area either.

RShockley 12-21-2012 08:14 PM

I think Sticky Kicks is the best compromise between traction and tire wear. The new white sauce seems to provide really consistent traction throughout my 6 minute races.

Beasty Shout 12-21-2012 08:48 PM

Originally Posted by MattP (Post 11582437)
Sticky Kicks user here....

Works great and won't stink up your pit area either.

Won't stink it up but people will definately smell something if they get close enough to your area and know you are using if you are at a no-sauce track.

Other than that, red sauce on super soft user here. Awesome sauce.

kman16jr 12-21-2012 09:21 PM

I prefer sxt 1.0 for indoor clay:nod:

tc5 man 12-21-2012 09:42 PM

Its cool your making a traction compound of your own :nod:
Il say this though if you race indoors i would make it where it does smell like nail polish omg it sucks dealing with that all day long just saying.

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