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Old 11-15-2006, 02:41 PM   #1
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I just started racing carpet this winter. I am using foam tires. What is the correct maintenance between heats? I saw a lot of guys doing different things. What should I be doing in between races?


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all i do is clean the tires using motor spray or oops

check for chuncks

check the tire size and keep track of tire wear

and glue the tire any place that the foam is pulling away from the rim to prevent chuncking
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all i do is clean the tires using motor spray or oops

check for chuncks

check the tire size and keep track of tire wear

and glue the tire any place that the foam is pulling away from the rim to prevent chuncking
You could rotate the tires from side to side also. Helps get a little more life out of them. Make sure you are checking your ride height and droop between rounds too. I run my camber so that the tire wears flat, so use this time to make any adjustments for wear.
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What exactly is the stuff that ppl pouring (not sure that is the right term) onto the foams after run to clean the foam tires before adding traction compound...? I want the name of that stuff...it is a metal bottle with the folding yellow tab and you pour a line of liquid stuff onto the foams and clean it with towel....the size of that bottle is kinda like the bottle of a Paragon Ground Effect...thanks.
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What exactly is the stuff that ppl pouring (not sure that is the right term) onto the foams after run to clean the foam tires before adding traction compound...? I want the name of that stuff...it is a metal bottle with the folding yellow tab and you pour a line of liquid stuff onto the foams and clean it with towel....the size of that bottle is kinda like the bottle of a Paragon Ground Effect...thanks.
Might be lighter fluid. I just use motor spray. It does the trick.
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Regular old can of motor spray. It's not needed between every run, just when you feel it's getting build-up. Also depends on the traction on the carpet.
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Motor spray sounds good.....now, is there a particular brand of motor spray that wildly accepted by racer here..? Orion? Reedy? AE? WD40?
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Motor spray sounds good.....now, is there a particular brand of motor spray that wildly accepted by racer here..? Orion? Reedy? AE? WD40?
I think the stuff I use is made by Dynamite. And to back up what Anthony L. said, you don't have to clean them between each round unless they are getting gummed up.
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WD-40 is a big NO-No. wd-40 has lubricates in it. this will make the tire greasy and slide around. motor spray or automotive brake cleaner work well.

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Rookie, you see us using Ronsonol lighter fluid. Motor spray works well also
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