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Old 09-30-2006, 03:36 PM
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How many race days are you guys getting out of your tires and how does the rubber affect the carpet(compared to foams). I emailed Frank Calandra about carpet wear with rubbers, but still waiting on a response.
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Old 09-30-2006, 03:59 PM
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Brake cleaner is pretty similar to motor spray, and it will dry out the rubber like Rob said. WD40 contains oil so it softens the rubber instead of drying it out. However brake cleaner or motor spray is good to use if you're running on super high bite and are traction rolling, it will just decrease the amount of traction all the way around.
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Originally Posted by mini-dub View Post
Brake cleaner is pretty similar to motor spray, and it will dry out the rubber like Rob said. WD40 contains oil so it softens the rubber instead of drying it out. However brake cleaner or motor spray is good to use if you're running on super high bite and are traction rolling, it will just decrease the amount of traction all the way around.

Your right!

WD40 is mostly fish oil.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:37 PM
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Holy old ass thread Batman! It only took 5 1/2 years to get a confirmation that WD40 is oil based.

Whew! Now we can all sleep easy tonight knowing that little knowledge nugget.




J/K Seriously though good use of the search function, it just proves it does work if people actually use it. But no need to tell Mr RC Tech as with a name like that you better know how special features of the website are supposed to be used.
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Our indoor track runs on astro turf. It gets very dusty, and the only thing we can get to hook up is foams. Because its a temp track on a indoor soccer field, we aren't allowed any traction compound. I was thinking of just using simple green and tyre warmers, with sweep QTS 28, or EXP 30. Is there any point if the track is dusty?
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