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Old 09-06-2003, 10:15 AM   #16
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Old 09-06-2003, 10:19 AM   #17
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Over here, we use sorex 24 or 28!! with firm inserts.

I just use WD-40 both for ruber and foam, and they work great for me!!! I just notice that WD-40 makes my tires last longer!
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Old 09-06-2003, 12:05 PM   #18
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I think I'm gonna go with the pop with sugar added. That seems like the most readily available ingredients. You have to remember, whatever the mix, it has to be able to spray through a sparayer and not clog it.

Were talking asphalt spray....not tire traction additive.
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IN MY LINE OF WORK i SPRAY CONTACT CEMENT EVERY DAY,SO NO PROBLEM THERE.
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Old 09-06-2003, 01:08 PM   #20
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Default Asphalt track traction spray...help

One of the parking lot tracks that we are racing on now is using a VHT/Methanol mix (to save $$) and this is the best. Cost about $30 a race day.

Soda, Sugar Water, syrup, etc. All work fair at a decent price per application.

The thing to remember if the Track temps are getting into the 100+ F degrees. If you lay down too heavy of a coat (of the Soda, Sugar Water), the track will get slimy, looser in the heat. Just mist down a very light coat and add more before the mains if nesessary.

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Old 09-06-2003, 01:20 PM   #21
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yummy.... any whipped cream and cherries on top?
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Old 09-06-2003, 03:23 PM   #22
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I wonder if that mix over time would deteriate the asphalt. Thats why in the heat it becomes slimy. I'm thinking on the line of putting down a fine rubber coat that would build up with each application.
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Well, I think also the washing off needs to be considered. Our track is a hijacked public parking lot that we take over on Sundays...that needs to be clean after the first rain..Property owners aren't too happy about a buildup of a TOO sticky non-disolvable product that causes problems....thats why I've been using pop. It washes off completely after a rain. Also I can now adjust the stickiness of the track depending on how much sugar I use and it will still wash off easily. VHT is barnone the best product. Anyone that has used know what I'm saying...it's tack is unreal, but at $30 or so a weekend it adds up. Pop and sugar costs me maybe $5-6. I still may add a small amount of VHT in the future though...maybe 1/4 gallon or so to our mixture.
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The thing to remember if the Track temps are getting into the 100+ F degrees. If you lay down too heavy of a coat, the track will get slimy, looser in the heat. Just mist down a very light coat and add more before the mains if nesessary.
Yep!

Too much and it'll be like running on oil. Our track temps out at 135 deg. average.

We are lucky at our track. We don't use any spray traction on it. We just blow it off really good and thats it. Must be the fine graun asphalt. Excellent traction for both rubber and foam.
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I am curious to see what others are using for traction spray at their local tracks...at my track I am using just either Orange or grape pop...sometimes root beer....and it seems to work ok, but I would like to hear what others use. I am aware of VHT, but its a little too pricey, this is not a permanent vacillity and it takes a full 6-7 2 liters to cover the drive line....any homemade recipes? I've heard of sugar water recipes???
i dont drive on the street track i am an offroad driver but they use apple juice on the street track
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2 kg of suger + 10l water - it's for whole 300m track so you have idea how much you have to spray.
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The tracks that I run at use cheap grape, orange and root beer soda, 2 liter bottles. It works pretty good, you can feel your shoes sticking to it!
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Coke? LOL.. as in coke cola? here in United States, a 2 liter bottle is only $ .88 .

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theres always tire treatment,,much quicker.
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