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Old 05-14-2009, 08:56 AM   #46
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I put it in a spray bottle to train my catsand clean tires
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:15 PM   #47
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i saw some people using it at a race the otherday. does it work on slicks as well as foams? i saw what it did to the guys slicks it makes them veryyyyyy tacky and sticky.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:17 PM   #48
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Simple Green is a cleaner, it is not some underground traction compound.
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:02 PM   #49
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So if simplegreen is just a cleaner and paragon is not allowed, what is your choice for traction compound on sorex tires?
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:04 PM   #50
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:13 AM   #51
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A bit off topic, sorta...errr...anyhoo

I placed Simple Green on a small plastic container and took it to the track with me. I used a small piece of cloth, dip it onto Simple Green and wiped it on my Foam Tires. Being lazy and all, I took the now dirty piece of cloth and dumped it into the container full of Simple Green and guess what, the concoction fizzed just like soda!

When running the car, I did notice a bit more grip on the tires but it only lasted a few minutes. But hey, I never knew Simple Green would react on Foam Tires that way.
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So is there any concensus on whether or not it helps add traction to foam?
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:42 PM   #53
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how about wd40 guys?
i spread it to my foams but i have not run it yet.
they are very sticky now.
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When I tried simple green w/ rubber tires on a permanent outdoor asphalt track, the tires were tacky after wipe off. The car handled as if there was a residue left on the tires; response was slowed and a combined push front and rear existed. Other drivers used it regularly, some as an additive and some alone.
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At times I would get the same result. But I think its mainly due to tire compound/age. What kind of tires are you using?
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how about wd40 guys?
i spread it to my foams but i have not run it yet.
they are very sticky now.
WD40 seemed to make my tires VERY sticky after 10 minutes, but traction seemed to drop off about 3:00 to 3:30 into the 6 minute run.
Simple Green right after you come off the track and wipe after 5 minutes or so, then apply your traction compound. Consistent traction (though not as good as WD40) all the way through the run, and the tires don't seem to lose their stickiness as they wear.
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At times I would get the same result. But I think its mainly due to tire compound/age. What kind of tires are you using?
It's been a few years, only tried it with Tamiya tires ranging from minis to f1(4wd) to sedans. Only tried it at the Tamiya Track - Aliso Viejo, Ca. mid summer through the end of summer when it's hot and ground effects was not working for me.
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WD40 seemed to make my tires VERY sticky after 10 minutes, but traction seemed to drop off about 3:00 to 3:30 into the 6 minute run.
Simple Green right after you come off the track and wipe after 5 minutes or so, then apply your traction compound. Consistent traction (though not as good as WD40) all the way through the run, and the tires don't seem to lose their stickiness as they wear.
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What rubber tires was simple green applied to, and was it the concentrated stuff
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What rubber tires was simple green applied to, and was it the concentrated stuff
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I used it on both the Jaco Blue premounts and the Xenon 28 Premounts. It seemed to have a better effect on the Jacos, but the Xenons were grippy too.
And yes, I used Simple Green MAX. Didn't dilute it at all.
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I've also tried a cheap Kitchen Cleaner I got from a local "99cent store" and it worked just as well as Simple Green. *except it's a bit more diluted.

Has anyone tried any other regular kitchen cleaners out there?
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