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Old 11-25-2004, 08:04 PM   #1
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Tips on sanding Rubber touring tires for carpet

hi guys. do you have any tips on how to sand or scuff rubber touring tires for carpet? I have a tire truer but I will not use it for trueing rubber tires, just scuffing them. Thanks!
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Old 11-26-2004, 03:47 AM   #2
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i think you can get a sanding drum for tire truers
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Old 11-26-2004, 05:32 AM   #3
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i just got a sanding block, one of the molded ones, and juts lightly pressed it against the rotating tire, just enough to get the crap off them and reveal the fresh rubber, worked a treat in japan for F1.
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Old 11-26-2004, 07:30 AM   #4
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cool where can i get one? and what type of material do you use to sanding the tire with? sanding paper? scoch brite?
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Old 11-26-2004, 01:29 PM   #5
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By sanding the tires, do you mean to sand it down or just to sand away the dirt that's picked up by the tire. I've heard people sand the middle of a rubber tire to get rid of that seam in the middle. I've been told it's suppose to give better traction. I just want to clarify this. Thanks
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Old 11-26-2004, 02:01 PM   #6
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i all i'm trying to say is just sanding the tires down. for example sanding away the parting line. Thank you!
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I've seen an expert at my local track just use a piece of sand paper folded a few times and send the parting line using the thickest folded edge of the sand paper.
I guess that's the simplest and cheapest way to do it!
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I have been using isopropyl alcohol on my rubber tires to clean them. It works great and itís cheap. True, sanding might be better, but I donít have a tire truer. Just another idea.
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Yokomo makes a rubber tire "tuer". It is used for removing the bead off a new rubber tire. Hope this helps.


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Lee the few times I tried it I uses 220 grit sandpaper and then some scotchbrite after that to smooth them out. Thats what worked best for me.
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Thanks guys! You are a big help!
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Old 11-26-2004, 08:25 PM   #12
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Yokomo makes a rubber tire "tuer". It is used for removing the bead off a new rubber tire. Hope this helps.


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No worries my friend . have a Integy tire truer which I will be using a tire sander as well as foam tire truer. Thanks!
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Old 11-26-2004, 09:13 PM   #13
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I use a Emory board to scuff my rubber tires........found this at my local HobbyTown also they do come in different coursness.
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Lee,

How's it goin?

For the CS-27's, we were just sanding away the parting line using a folded piece of sand paper, then lightly go over the whole tire just to remove the glazing ( the "shine" on the tire ). After that I just use the scotch-brite pads to clean up the tire.

It just helps the tires come in faster for the first couple of laps, instead of taking 2 laps to "come in" like they do at Trackside.
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Old 11-27-2004, 05:56 AM   #15
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Rubber tyre sander..click my siggy. some info inside as well (aka Sandstorm).
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