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Old 11-27-2004, 06:23 AM   #16
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Rubber tyre sander..click my siggy. some info inside as well (aka Sandstorm).
The sandstorm is what i used at the TCS worlds, very handy, quite a small unit, and with the gear reduction it has gobs of torque, the adjustable voltage is handy and it can also be used as a slave drive for running in motors, such as the sealed endbell 540 motors.
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The sandstorm is what i used at the TCS worlds, very handy, quite a small unit, and with the gear reduction it has gobs of torque, the adjustable voltage is handy and it can also be used as a slave drive for running in motors, such as the sealed endbell 540 motors.
Would my Integy Tire truer using sandpaper be ok? Cause I just got it about two weeks ago and i don't want to waste money buying another Lathe
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Old 11-27-2004, 05:10 PM   #18
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That would work fine Lee just be careful not to load down the truer with too much pressure. Lightly sand. One thing I did was to use water when sanding tires. I race full scale cars and wouldnt ever think of taking the car out without scuffing the tires between every race. I use water and a grinder on them. The water helps keep the tire cool while scuffing. The heat from scuffing way overheats the tire otherwise. So I did this as well when I scuffed my RC tires.
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Thanks for the inforamation! I scuffed three sets and I'm afraid I kinda made a mistake cause after when they were scuffed they were very warm. I hope i did not damage the tires
I will put water on the tires next time I scuff them. Another question. how often should I scuff the tires?

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Thats a good question I only ever did it to new tires and mostly to get rid of the rib. I wonder if anyone has tried it to keep tires fresh.
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Sanding off tyres normally done dry. Instead of sandpaper which creates lines that further increase the wear rate, use the 3M scrubbers aka Scotch Brite.
They comes in grades. The best that work with sanders are the abbrasive type and the non abrasive ones. Use abb type to breakin new tyres or removing large amount of thickness. The non ones, use it for cleaning. It will get warm as a result of friction thats normal.
See and feel the difference before and after; it just simply extra instant grip because of fresh rubber surface created. Do this before any traction compound application.
Just my experience, give it a try, good luck. Can't say anything about foams tho .
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