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Old 03-06-2009, 12:58 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

I was wondering what the best rubber tire warmer tissues are?

Here in Australia I cant find any at all

Ones that dont fall apart with traction compound
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Hi guys,

I was wondering what the best rubber tire warmer tissues are?

Here in Australia I cant find any at all

Ones that dont fall apart with traction compound
I went to Safeway and picked a 30 pack of clothes (You know the blue and white [zig zag design] ones that you use in the kitchen)
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I was wondering what the best rubber tire warmer tissues are?

Here in Australia I cant find any at all

Ones that dont fall apart with traction compound
Try this !
http://rcmarket.com.hk/index.php?cPath=55
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Hi guys,

I was wondering what the best rubber tire warmer tissues are?

Here in Australia I cant find any at all

Ones that dont fall apart with traction compound
I use the Blue shop paper towels you get at a hardware store. I fold it in half then fold in half again, unfold it and cut on the fold lines and you will have 4 equal size squares.
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I use the Blue shop paper towels you get at a hardware store. I fold it in half then fold in half again, unfold it and cut on the fold lines and you will have 4 equal size squares.
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The rolls of blue shop towels do the job.

!BE ADVISED! - any roll of blue towels left unattended in the pits will instantly become public domain for use as napkins, toilet paper or even scratch paper to write down the Mcdonalds orders for everyone in the pits!

Lesson #176 - Keep your blue roll on the down low.
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The rolls of blue shop towels do the job.

!BE ADVISED! - any roll of blue towels left unattended in the pits will instantly become public domain for use as napkins, toilet paper or even scratch paper to write down the Mcdonalds orders for everyone in the pits!

Lesson #176 - Keep your blue roll on the down low.
Thats why I keep mine in my pit bag!!!
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Paul, keep it simple and cheap mate, just use a square of double ply bog roll on each tire. Doesn't fall apart and keeps the mess to a minimum. That's all I use, and then you can make fun of the guys using exotic tissues (while others make fun of us for going to the effort of traction additive at all!)

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(while others make fun of us for going to the effort of traction additive at all!)
I only do it for the psyc out factor. Have no clue what I'm doing. Just figure that my 300 dollar much more warmers and selection of sauces must indicate I know something about little car tyres...
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whats the advantage of using napkins with tire warmers?
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whats the advantage of using napkins with tire warmers?
Been wondering the same thing. I just put the warmers straight on the gooped tires and it seems to work for me???
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Been wondering the same thing. I just put the warmers straight on the gooped tires and it seems to work for me???

NO advantage, I do it to keep the sauce from soaking into the fabric of the tire warmers.
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Seems like it would keep the sauce from soaking into the tire as well...think I'll save the towels for cleaning the cheeseburger remnants off of my chin

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NO advantage, I do it to keep the sauce from soaking into the fabric of the tire warmers.

the sauce I'm using isn't kind to plastics...pits and degrades it over time. just started running rubber tires and wondering what exactly are on the insides of warmers... is only the fabric exposed? I use to race 2 wheelers and know what they do..and know cheap'o ones exposed the heating elements directly to the tires..the better ones the elements were hidden behind some fabric...less chance over cooking and heats more evenly.

..so any plastic bits in the cups?

Was looking for some...only found the much more ones so far... but there size's confuse me.... I just need something to fit jaco slicks on jaco rims...64mm I believe, maybe 62mm. I don't want them to heat unevenly....

any help is appreishiated!

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I now use these;

http://www.microtechracing.com//prod...&cat=ADDITIVES

THey are just the right size for rubber tyres.

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Been wondering the same thing. I just put the warmers straight on the gooped tires and it seems to work for me???
I used to do that as well. Trouble is, once you take the tyre warmers off the tyres will be left with a slick film of additive which will be slippery.
By soaking up the excess the car can be put straight down on the line and provide much better traction straight from the off.

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