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Old 05-03-2011, 08:33 AM
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Guys I'm not looking for your fav sauce but the technique of applying it.
Example tyre tweak for 10 mins then reddot for 2 mins then buggy grip for 5 mins and warmers at 60 deg for 15 mins. I'm interested to see what everyone does to their rubber tyres.
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:10 PM
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I spray them with WD40 and put them in a zipper lock bag, then I leave them until I have to use them.
On race day i use lrp additiv, 20 min full on all tires.
Thats what in do indoor for carpet.

Plus I clean them with WD40 after the run.

hope it helps u out.

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I find that tire tweak kinda restores the tires nartual stickyness.
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I always clean my tires after every race with simple Green than fallow up with Paragon.
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On asphalt i use Lrp top grip or tire tweak, 30 minutes before the race i put sauce on tires, at 15 minutes to go tire warmers at 60°. Just before the start wipe the tires with a clean rag. After every run clean the tires with motor spray or wd-40...
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Cool guys keep them coming.

Someone told me the other day if you clean tyres with motor spray the tyres will over heat, anyone else heard that before.

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I think motor spray it to hash on on the tires, U wanna keep them "fresh" and motor contains no olies in it.

I see alot of people clean tires with brake clean, I think it only drys them out.
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Step #1.... Clean the tires before racing and after each round with Lighter Fluid. It cleans off any debris ...and it also softens the tire without drying it out.

Step #2.... Use the traction compound of choice (usually Paragon), sauce the entire surface of the Rear tires. Sauce only the "inside" 1/2 of the Fronts.

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opinions on brake cleaner?

A guy at the track uses it to clean tires so I tried it out, initial results were good so I put my tires in a zip lock bag and shot some brake cleaner into it. After 12 hours the tires look good, still wet. Maybe I ruined them?? but it was worth a try.
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I am living in Europe , and i want some simple Green

Any one from the US want to help me get some over here would be most appreciated
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Originally Posted by Foxxrocket View Post
I always clean my tires after every race with simple Green than fallow up with Paragon.
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Originally Posted by sidecarphil1 View Post
I am living in Europe , and i want some simple Green

Any one from the US want to help me get some over here would be most appreciated
Hi Phil
Try Your local plummer, I found it in Denmark at many plummers.
Good luck
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Originally Posted by sidecarphil1 View Post
I am living in Europe , and i want some simple Green

Any one from the US want to help me get some over here would be most appreciated
at the stores near me it isn't with the other cleaning supplies. it is in the auto parts section.
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Originally Posted by sidecarphil1 View Post
I am living in Europe , and i want some simple Green

Any one from the US want to help me get some over here would be most appreciated
http://www.simplegreen.com/about_us_global_partners.php

Select your country in the dropdown menu
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I clean my tires with brake cleaner, but only Würth brake cleaner. I tried some of the other, cheap brands (from the local auto shop), and they dried out the tires, and didn't do any good on the tires. But Würth works well.
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here's what I do personally, may work for you, may not

take tyres off the car
clean with wurth brake cleaner and leave to dry
25 mins before race, apply additive
warmers at 50 degrees
15 mins before race, wipe additive off
apply second additive
warmers back on
5 mins before race, wipe additive completely off
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