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Old 02-09-2007, 12:15 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

At our local club we are wondering whether its ok to vaccum our racing carpet? We have been told by a few people that is will hurt the traction and and make it worse for carpet fibres getting all over the cars etc.

Is this true? Because it could do with a clean before our race meeting this weekend?

any ideas?
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We vacuume ours every week. the beater bar (moving part on vacuume) is on the highest setting (minimal contact with carpet).

Yes, it does seem to affect the traction. but only slighly, but hte time the 1st set of heats are done, can't notice.

Also, I have seen another track locally put paragon in a spray bottle and lightly (and I mean lightly) spray the curves. At 1st..it's SUPER slippery, but after about 5 minutes of about 1/2 dozen cars out there just driving through it..it gains grip and is fully ready for the 1st round of heats.
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We've used a Shop Vac with the basic head to clean the debris from our Ozite carpet and haven't experienced any problems. If you use a vacuum with a beater head then you'll likely have some problems.
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do only when the traction drops off or if only being use weekly as the carpet in rolled up state makes the traction surface touch the floor surface so you end up with a mixture of floor dust and rubber dust which causes the traction to drop off. You Really should ask CRC more about it.
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Shop vac only..
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