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Old 02-11-2009, 06:49 PM   #1
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can i get a few sugguestions when to apply traction compound? this will be the first time applying it.

im using stick-it on foams on my f103
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can i get a few sugguestions when to apply traction compound? this will be the first time applying it.

im using stick-it on foams on my f103

I have an F103 that I run on carpet, here is what I do. 1) I apply cheap suntan loation on all four tires all the way across each tire. let it dry (about 15 minutes) and then wipe it off. Then apply paragon all the way across all four tires. Let soak for 3-5 minutes then wipe off with a rag. If this gives too much steering just do the inside 2/3's of the front tire.

I am not familiar with stick it but this is what I do.

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I have an F103 that I run on carpet, here is what I do. 1) I apply cheap suntan loation on all four tires all the way across each tire. let it dry (about 15 minutes) and then wipe it off. Then apply paragon all the way across all four tires. Let soak for 3-5 minutes then wipe off with a rag. If this gives too much steering just do the inside 2/3's of the front tire.

I am not familiar with stick it but this is what I do.

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i will be rinning on concrete. is there a such thing as applying too early? like 2-3 days early?
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i will be rinning on concrete. is there a such thing as applying too early? like 2-3 days early?
On foam tires I think 2-3 days ahead of time would not be useful. For concrete you might try sun tan lotion 30 minutes before run time. Sun tan lotion opens up the cells of the foam.
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I would start out by doing and using whatever the fast guys at your track use.
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On foam tires I think 2-3 days ahead of time would not be useful. For concrete you might try sun tan lotion 30 minutes before run time. Sun tan lotion opens up the cells of the foam.
Which suntan lotion are you using?
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I would start out by doing and using whatever the fast guys at your track use.
there are no "fast" f1 racers. now that i think about it, there are no pther F1 racers...
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run your f1... more people will see it, buy it, and the class will grow
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run your f1... more people will see it, buy it, and the class will grow
Not at my track it hasn't. Pan car expanded from a couple people to now 5. But F1 has not grown at all.
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Which suntan lotion are you using?
I use jan tana.
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but when is "too early" to add?
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most people use coppertone sunblock 30-50 spf, they sell them at walmart for like $1.50. sunblock worked for me but only lasted a few run,, so im using paragon compound but is highly toxic and smelly.
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you can also use corally jack compound i heard alot of positives about that also. its ok to soak the compound overnight before a race next day ,but not sure about 2-3 days, thats a little too much. the longer you soak the better tho.
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Silver,

Whatever compound you choose to use, it needs to be applied 20 to 30 minutes prior to running your car, and worked in with your fingers in the case of suntan lotion, or let sit to absorb for Paragon. Wipe off throroughly before running. And repeat the same process before EVERY run. Applying it days or even hours in advance or not doing it for every run will completely negate the benefit it can provide. Start out doing full rears and maybe a quarter to third of the inside edge fronts, and add more or less based on how much steering you need.

And as mentioned above, check what the fast guys are doing to their tires at your track -- even if it's for a different class.

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i see alot of guys at our local track will put whatever compound they areuseing on there tires the day befor and then put then in zip lock baggies and when they get the tires out them things are just like they just put it on they claim that the sauce stays in the foam or rubber longer
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