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Old 07-17-2008, 10:06 AM   #16
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TCs were originally designed for FOAM? I would check the accuracy of that.

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No, you're correct. Touring cars were originally designed for rubber.. (parkinglot racing)
note my correction/editing to note that my reference to tc's was meant to be "traction compounds" and not Touring Cars... then again, when Touring Cars first came along all there were for tires were foams, no rubbers ~ we were only using rubber caps on speedway cars.

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For foam tires I havn't found anythhing better then paragon however gojo had cleaner works pretty well. For rubber i could never get good traction from wd-40 or simple green i would start ok but by the time the first 3 minutes of the race were up i would have no traction. i use trinity buggy grip with success. also trinity death grip.
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I have been using marvel mystery oil but don't tell anybody.
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Thanks guys. Are you using these alternates on rubber and or foam tires?
I'll be testing some of the "Alternatives natural solvents" In August. Mostly will be for rubber tires, but I do need a good foam sauce. I am using Jack the Gripper on foams with 15 drops of BreakFree per can and my foam tires are turning into Gumballs. I never saw black, white, or grey coumpounds act like oversauced purple tire. Great for asphalt racing, bad for carpet racing.


I live in missouri and BioDesiel and Pure Ethanol is hard to come by locally. I'll pick up a gallon of each when I make a trip to Texas.

BioWillie will be my hook up...
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\Heck, I'm waiting for the first guy that says, "dog-doo works for me!"
dog-doo works for me!! Has to be pitbull lockjaw doo doo to work though
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Cat pee works too, but you have to feed your cat mineral oil and gatorade.
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Cat pee works too, but you have to feed your cat mineral oil and gatorade.
yup, that works. Wierd though when the cat starts walking on the ceiling
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WD40 also nt bad for tyre treatment.......
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Apply some physics and logic to the equation.

1) whats in your chosen "additive"?

Power steering fluid works well in the respect that some brands have rubber/silicon/whatever in them to preserve auto hoses, but as a bonus aid traction for us guys.

2) Do the "ingredients" (no tasting guys... we're racing not cooking ) "eat" into the tyre to give the grip, or do they layer it?

Layering the tyre with an additive may help a) soften the rubber but also b) not wear the tyre out and the track feeds on the layer if its thick enough?

It could be that golden syrup works well, nice and sticky. Umm... Not able to take it home with you?

Then just leave your car on the track for next week....
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