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Old 04-15-2024, 04:48 AM
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We used to boil the AE parts years ago. Some folks still boil parts. The boiling actually make the plastic less rigid flexing some rather than breaking. Not alot is needed, about 5-7 minutes should do it. Sometimes we boiled longer because RIT dye was added as a coloring agent. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-15-2024, 06:23 AM
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Thanks Ill give it a try when my new front wing comes in
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Old 04-15-2024, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Kruss45
Thanks Ill give it a try when my new front wing comes in
Russell, bring a pot of water to a boil then drop the wing in the pot. Leave it in there for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes are up, remove the boiling water pot from the eye on your cooktop, do not remove the wing from the water. Allow the water to cool down to room temperature naturally, leave the part submerged in the water until the water has naturally cooled down. This is the process John and I have been using and as you see every week I can drive my car into a brick wall and the wing won't break. Easiest way to let it cool down is do this process before bed, just make sure you're awake enough to remove the boiling water from the cooktop. While you're sleeping, let the part cool down, and in the morning you will have a cool pot of water to handle.

This process is called plastic annealing, essentially you are warming up the oils in the part and allowing the brittle exterior to soften up some. With the cooling method I have described above, it allows the part to equally harden back up and not have a brittle and crispy exterior layer of plastic. Instead, the part will be equally soft/rigid and flex more when hitting an object instead of just snapping and breaking.
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Old 04-16-2024, 10:30 AM
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Fastest Motors on our track are currently the surpass V6 even the sponsor drivers are running them without saying they're running them which in my opinion is hilarious nothing else can touch them and that factory makes a lot of the motors already mentioned here in this thread
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Old 04-17-2024, 03:19 PM
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Check the wires good...
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Old 04-27-2024, 10:50 AM
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so we're here at Coral Springs and we're all running foam on our F1 cars we are actually faster than 12th scale cars, lwith 25.5 in f1 equal or faster lap times which is quite amazing ...everybody is saying the rubber is ridiculous they never want to go back this is pure driving and pure fun... BTW out here all day so far virtually zero tire wear no truing required the new foam is definitely not like the old foam that a lot of older racers like myself were used to running.... to them I say just try them
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Old 04-27-2024, 10:51 AM
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so we're here at Coral Springs and we're all running foam on our F1 cars we are actually faster than 12th scale cars, lwith 25.5 in f1 equal or faster lap times which is quite amazing ...everybody is saying the rubber is ridiculous they never want to go back this is pure driving and pure fun... BTW out here all day so far virtually zero tire wear no truing required the new foam is definitely not like the old foam that a lot of older racers like myself were used to running.... to them I say just try them
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Old 04-27-2024, 10:53 AM
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Old 04-27-2024, 10:57 AM
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Old 04-27-2024, 02:40 PM
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Thanks but this old guy will stay with the rubber tires. Actually have a new tires to try tommorrow and waiting for another with new compounds.
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Old 04-27-2024, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by fat500
Glad you guys are enjoying Foam tires! They are so fun. I see a mix of contact and matrix. Have you seen a big difference between the two on asphalt? We've been running Contact and Tamiya the last couple of years, just starting with the Matrix.
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Old 04-27-2024, 02:56 PM
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I dont think it matters one or the other long as the race is all the same.
e.g. either all foam or all rubber.
Glad you guys are having fun on your foams
ran my 23' x1 2 weekends ago hard team powers fronts and soft rear team powers.

Q. Did TP come out with a new compound? I see blue or thought I did. Think all my rear softs or softs are green... are they an old compound? Ill look and or send an emial to tp.
Cars look good non the less dont they and sure are fun to race.
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Old 04-27-2024, 05:17 PM
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Yeah this is a real game changer it's amazing how many guys want to jump into F1 after seeing this it's totally insane I think for carpet rubber's probably the best option but for outdoor asphalt rubber or foam both work rubber is a little more struggle you have to set the car up more foam you don't have to do anything just focus on driving and driving fast
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Old 04-27-2024, 07:33 PM
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I was out at Coral Springs today and can confirm what Fat500 said. For our club we will not be going back to rubber F1 tires for a long time. These cars drive better with the foam and they look great. We were all trying different compounds of foams and will settle on a spec brand and shore for our club races soon.
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Both me and and wife saw them and thought ooooo!! What kind of snack is this?!
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