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Old 05-22-2006, 04:17 PM   #1
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Is it a bad idea to keep tires in a bath of tire compound?
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Old 05-22-2006, 04:39 PM   #2
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I haven't done it, but considering that the stuff is meant to break down the surface of the tire (foam anyway) that it would probably not be good for the longevity of the tire...

Try it and let us know how you make out... I still haven't figured how you're gonna fit it through that small hole. :P
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Old 05-22-2006, 04:45 PM   #3
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I'm trying it now with rubber tires and i have it in a ziplock bag. NOT the compound container.
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Old 05-22-2006, 05:04 PM   #4
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Is it a bad idea to keep tires in a bath of tire compound?
I tried it with Paragon GX, and it killed the tires. They turnrd into greasy, slimey no traction tires. I would not do it again.
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Did you try to clean the tires off with brake cleaner? Well if that didnt work for you I guess I'd better get my tires outta the bag.
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Old 05-22-2006, 05:49 PM   #6
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Paragon ground effects slightly melted my rims.
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Old 05-22-2006, 06:03 PM   #7
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I tried it with tire tweak.... didn't come out bad, but it wasn't any better than the typical treatment.
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I tried it with tire tweak.... didn't come out bad, but it wasn't any better than the typical treatment.
Same, tried with Trinity Red Dot and Paragon FXII.
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ok, so maybe give this a run....

A little bit of synthetic motor oil rubbed on the tires, let sit for an hour or so, even longer if you want.

I have a set I did this to about a month ago and never used, the tires feel very sticky and good to run

dont get hyped into thinking you gotta spend mega-bucks on the latest "formulated" product when alot of products do the same job, but are cheaper and accessible (and probablly re-packaged by certain 'product makers'). A friend of mine was getting grip by combining simple green with wd-40! If it breaks the rubber down a bit it will help.

that said----I think hybrid dip is the best compound out there, well at least i like it-no toxic fumes. You have to check that the tire is still glued to the rim after using because most of them will help unglue the tire= poor handling!

not looking for an argument here at all, but man some motor oil will work to get the tires gripping... kinda odd since I relate oil to slickness, but its about the chemical reaction that occurs.
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Hmmm... Maybe I should try the motor oil 'cause I have some in my garage. You mean new and unused oil right?
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Well give it a try, maybe on a practice day and see what you think. Yeah dont apply used oil just a little fresh synthetic. As far as I can tell the point of a compound is to soften up the tires, make them more sticky. Lots of products can achieve that.
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I tried WD-40 on CS-27's. Spray some onto a rag and wipe on the tires... let sit for 15 minutes and wipe off real good. I was an unbeliever until I tried it. I don't know if it works on Sorex or other brands...
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Yeah I tried with Sorex 36's and it worked almost as good as my tire warmers.
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WD-40 is really good. My rubber tires are so friggen sticky now.
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Old 05-24-2006, 06:39 PM   #15
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do the simplegreen to clean and prep (will make them a bit more sticky by itself) then do the wd-40. how long is a can of wd-40 and a bottle of 'green gonna last you? a looooong time. cheap to boot. just make sure the glue isn't coming of the tire/reglue if needed. thats always one of the 1st things i've looked for if the car is getting loose (followed by tweak, bent parts, all of the multitude of little things that can occur )

experimentation is fun, eh???
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