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Old 05-24-2004, 04:02 AM   #16
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evaa: i personally just clean them with a rag to get as much of the dust off then put them into a zip lock bag. reason to keep them in an air tight bag is so they dont dry up.

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Does anyone have one of those Seal-A-Meal from the infomercials? This would be a great way to really make them airtight (ig. pressurizing the package and sucking all the air out of it). When I start running rubber tires all the time I might go this route.

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Old 05-24-2004, 12:47 PM   #18
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Justr zip lock them. Since they are airtight and cheap, they're perfect. The airtight will keep the rubber good and keep them from cracking. As for sauce, I don't want to add that to my equation, but I don't have any experience on whether its bad. Seems like you ar adding a softening compound for an indetermined time. Also, depending on what tires they are, some don't need sauce. For parking lots, takeoffs work great with nothing or Simply Green.
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Old 05-24-2004, 12:58 PM   #19
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Has anyone tried the "Crystal Light" Cans. Either size will do, Big can or small can, they work great for my foams. They fit perfectly. I got the idea off one of my friends. Sorry if this idea was already told.
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Old 05-24-2004, 01:08 PM   #20
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i store my foams in a tennis can . . .
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Old 05-24-2004, 01:50 PM   #21
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I just throw em in a crystal lite tube.
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Old 05-24-2004, 01:54 PM   #22
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lol, so do I, i said it before.
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I store mine in an empty Pringles can. Fits 2 sets of tires perfectly.
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Does anyone have one of those Seal-A-Meal from the infomercials? This would be a great way to really make them airtight (ig. pressurizing the package and sucking all the air out of it). When I start running rubber tires all the time I might go this route.

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here's another question, our track does not need tire sauce coz of its natural grip. if i sauce tires before storing them, wont they overheat when i use them after storing them for a few days?
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here's another question, our track does not need tire sauce coz of its natural grip. if i sauce tires before storing them, wont they overheat when i use them after storing them for a few days?
While the tires are still in the ziplock bag, just throw them into the ccooler box for a couple minutes....that way you would start the run with a cooler tire and end up not too hot at the end and it won't overheat
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While the tires are still in the ziplock bag, just throw them into the ccooler box for a couple minutes....that way you would start the run with a cooler tire and end up not too hot at the end and it won't overheat
what im trying to get at is this, after a race i sauce my tire, after it has dried up i store it, then a week after im gonna use them again, now, will the tire sauce overheat them when i use them?

i think putting them in a cooler bag is out of the question in our track coz it normally requires at least half a lap for the tires to get up to normal racing temp.
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If any of you guys now the australian airline company called QANTAS they give you two types of toothbrush bags. they fit 2 sets of 24mm rubbers perfectly. I use Wd40 for my track at night when the ground is cold.
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Old 05-24-2004, 08:06 PM   #29
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And what do you guys do, if you're not allowed to use traction sauce? Just put them in an air tight bag?
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Spray them with some WD-40 before putting them in the Bag (Zip-Lock type). Keeps the rubber fresh and soft. Just wipe them dry before installing them on your Car.
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Spray them with some WD-40 before putting them in the Bag (Zip-Lock type). Keeps the rubber fresh and soft. Just wipe them dry before installing them on your Car.
ok, and wd40 wont overheat them like traction compound right?

i beleive i have a couple of tennis ball containers at home, i'll give them a shot also.
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