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Old 03-24-2011, 10:42 PM   #16
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Great info guys, I'm deciding on a traction compound for the club I am starting. Through my LHS, which I am adamant on supporting 100%, I can only get Paragon or Muchmore traction compounds. I am only familiar with Jack the Gripper so I am looking for advice. Heres the details

*New CRC Fasttrack Carpet
*Club will supply traction compound
*Pushing 1/12th, WGT & RCGT* so traction compound needs to be good for rubber and foam
*Using a community centre & will be running in the winter so little fresh air circulation.

Would the Paragon smell linger long after the carpet is removed from the room & would the smell in a small room just be unbearable??

*I am considering using Jaco Blues for a spec tire for RCGT which is sacrilege I know but I have the opportunity, with a majority new-to-racing members, to emphasize non-wallet breaking Stock classes and I think Jaco's would be great although aren't they changing their wheels to dish?
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The "aroma" of Paragon never goes away, a lot of racers don't like the smell, or even feel ill around it, but
It's the best and, some of us would love to use it more.

I suppose you have to do what is right for the many, not the few.

SXT & JTG seem to be the most popular for indoor racing, and work well together, be careful of mixing too many different types of tc, it can really wreak havoc on your rug.
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:46 PM   #17
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Paragon is and always will be the traction compound that stole a little piece of my heart

There is no better traction compound or smell in r/c IMO

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Old 03-24-2011, 10:57 PM   #18
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My teeth whitener smells like paragon.
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:28 AM   #19
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hi guys how does lrp carpet traction compare to paragon or sticky fingers racing on very high bite tarmac but indoor track i am told carpet based additives are best for this track.

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My teeth whitener smells like paragon.
Do you fantasize about RC whilst brushing you teeth before bed and in the morning.
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:45 AM   #21
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Must admit I'm also a lover of the smell of Paragon.... Doesn't get much better
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Paragon, Either Good old Ground Effects or The FX2 which is the "odorless" type, which is absolute bullshit because I have yet to come across any traction compound that I would dare call odorless. One can say it doesn't smell like wintergreen but don't say the shit it odorless.
FX2 is not odorless. I believe you are thinking of Paragon Traction Action.
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I can see how Paragon would make some people ill, but I'm in the "like it" club . Wonderful odor with mildly euphoric after-effects . It certainly does work well.
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Do you fantasize about RC whilst brushing you teeth before bed and in the morning.
Honestly, when you haven't driven your TC in a few months everything starts to smell like paragon.
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FX2 is not odorless. I believe you are thinking of Paragon Traction Action.
Which also has an odor... that's why I said odorless in quotations and I went on to say odorless and traction compound is bullshit because they ALL smell like something.
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Which also has an odor... that's why I said odorless in quotations and I went on to say odorless and traction compound is bullshit because they ALL smell like something.
FX2 does not claim to be odorless. FX2 is simply a more aggressive oil of wintergreen mix version of the original ground effects.
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FX2 does not claim to be odorless. FX2 is simply a more aggressive oil of wintergreen mix version of the original ground effects.
Which is also debatable... for me nothing hooks up like good ol ground effects.
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Our club here just completed our on-road season and we have decided to use SXT 3.0 and Jack the Gripper. They are 100% compatible and we had good results on a "test run" at our 2 day season finale. Paragon is the bomb for fresh layouts but the building we were in reeked of wintergreen and was bothering a lot of club members.

We did notice more of groove showing up a little bit more so than when we used only paragon.
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Our club switched from Paragon to Jack this last year, and the grip isnt bad, but doesnt always make it to the end of the race.

One thing i did notice about running Paragon though, people knew when it was a good time to go outside and get some fresh air. Just because you cant smell it, doesnt mean its not bad for you!

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I love the smell of Paragon in the morning, you know that winter green smell?

Smelled like, Victory.....
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