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Old 12-19-2004, 09:59 AM   #1
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I have noticed that there are several different TQ compounds. Can anyone tell me what the differences are for each one?

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Well, I'm not sure on every last one of them, but I do know a couple, the TQ Blue & Red. The Blue is meant for rubber tires(& actually seems to work better than Paragon's Ground Effects on them), for both carpet & paved surfaces, & Red is a long-lasting one that seems best on foam tires for long runs(so it'd be ideal for use in 1/12 scale, since they do 8-minute races, but it's also very good for other foam tires in general).....
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most brands have 3 types of traction compounds.....

one for high bite tracks....

one for low bite tracks......also used on asphalt/rubber

one odorless compound.....

i've tried paragon, corally and trinity......I run rubber tires only and the paragon FX II is the best compound for me.....
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TQ - Red, Blue & Orange

At my local carpet track the most common compounds are Jack the Gripper and TQ Orange (Paragon is not legal, must be odorless)

I've tried both. I prefer Jack the Gripper by Corally
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TQ Purple (Mod) is really good for foam sedan on low to medium grip carpet and equally as good on rubber tires on carpet.

High grip, TQ red is better for foam sedan on carpet.
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I have been a long-time user of the blue for rubber sedan. Lately I switched to Niftec's wipe-on and walk away stuff.
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I have been a long-time user of the blue for rubber sedan. Lately I switched to Niftec's wipe-on and walk away stuff.
I just odered some of this and I am axious to try it. I also just looked on Tower Hobbies website and they show the TQ as being discontinued. Is TQ not being made anymore?
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I've found the Niftech traction compound to be just as good as the Paragon ground effects (Black can), without the odor...At least for foams, I don't know about rubber tires.

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correct me if im wrong , but if you use traction compond doesnt it wear yout tires out quicker
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