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Old 10-16-2009, 09:41 AM   #1
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Hey All.
I am sure this has probably been beaten to death at some point here however.
I've heard oil of winter green works well but stinks.
I've heard simple green works good also.

Are there any secret sauces that have been used on rubber touring cars that seem to work better?

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Just keep one thing in mind, if you are racing on carpet, get the club to stick to one compound. It becomes a nightmare when people start to mix unknown chemicals on a surface that will not only contain them, but allow mixing and slow evaporation over time.

It is no joke that the stuff we use on our tires can be dangerous if not used correctly (even when used correctly they are still dangerous). You don't need a giant petri dish incubating an unknown mixture of chemicals.

This is in addition to the fact that traction becomes flakey with the mixture (like oil and water, most don't mix).
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Thanks for the heads up.
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Hey All.
I am sure this has probably been beaten to death at some point here however.
I've heard oil of winter green works well but stinks.
I've heard simple green works good also.

Are there any secret sauces that have been used on rubber touring cars that seem to work better?

Dave.
That snappy wintergreen oil is masking what is mostly diesel fuel or some man made derivative. Its still flammable and will irritate your skin if you don't wash it off immediately.
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i heard kitty urine works real well, too. just gotta make sure you don't get it on the aluminum parts... they might lose some anodize shine.












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