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Old 08-08-2007, 06:00 PM   #316
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thanks for the great advise. we race in the aftenoon when the sun is getting low. i guess thats why the temp may be a little low. its a car park the usually gets blown off, however there is two other nitro races which run before and clean the 'groove'. traction is not bad but........ya kno...
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:10 PM   #317
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Two questions:

We have a new club starting that is using rubber tire stock touring as our entry class. We talked about using a spec tire, and then a member pointed out why would we make our entry class purchase new tires if they still have some left from this summer? Good question, but how will 20's,27's, 30's....work on the carpet.

Next we are allowing Jack the gripper for the foam cars to keep the smell down. In reading the past posts, looks like wd-40, simple green and tire tweek should work. Are these good options? Are there any better? How would you use?

Looking to help dirrect members.

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Old 10-23-2007, 10:19 PM   #318
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RP-30's for 80 degree outdoor asphalt racing, Rp-36's for outdoor asphalt on a very hot day.

Sorex 28r for indoor carpet racing or 24r for more grip. the 28r is spec for alot of carpet regional races.

Oh and dont forget to mount them on spinners!
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:32 AM   #319
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From what I remember, buggy grip is mainly Xylene. You can get that at many paint stores. When we ran slicks in off-road, we used diesel fuel on the tires. It kept them very clean and they were hooked up.
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:48 AM   #320
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Read the warning label on the xylene before you use it. I'm not a chemist, but I believe that is sorta nasty stuff.
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Old 10-24-2007, 08:39 AM   #321
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Yes be carefull Xylene is hasardous to health if inhaled or comes in contact to your skin.Its known to cause cancer.

Question for the guys who might know.
Has anyone used or are using NuMark tyres ??
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Have anyone use sweep products for tyres? thanks.
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:54 PM   #323
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Have anyone use sweep products for tyres? thanks.
yes tested , u can keep to use RP or Sorex
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:03 PM   #324
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need a good traction compound and clean to use with rp 30/36 that works with NO tire warmers. any suggestions?
You can ask all world top driver ,
they also use Raragon : FX2 , Ground efect & Trinity buggy grip ,Tire tweak 2000.
about tire warmer temp setup ,
if too hot is can't balance in your start to end lap time !
so you need test & setup your car to balance !
RP-36 & Sorex 36R can around 60deg ,
you walk to track start will drop some temp
& see you walk to track start how many mins ,
or race maybe wait some mins to start ... case !
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thanks man. that post was a while back and since then i got some buggy grip, ragu and hybrid dip. since i don't have tire warmers i just use the buggy grip to clean and soften the RP30s since the track it dusty and not sealed.
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thanks man. that post was a while back and since then i got some buggy grip, ragu and hybrid dip. since i don't have tire warmers i just use the buggy grip to clean and soften the RP30s since the track it dusty and not sealed.
if have dusty track , carpet & no traction track also use foam insert
Dusty use buggy grip ,
carpet use Paragon black can
& also use trinity Tire tweak 2000 to start & use 80deg to warm 20-30mins ,
after use your buggy grip or Pagagon White or Black can .

used tire tweak 2000 , tire compound will softer to have more grip !
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its asphalt and the buggy grip does work really well with the RPs...... tire is really consistant through the run.
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its asphalt and the buggy grip does work really well with the RPs...... tire is really consistant through the run.
tire tweak 2000 start , after FX2 !
or direct use fx2

buggy grip use in dirty track or buggy to use
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Hey, heeps of great advice in this thread, but if i may change course just breifly,,,

What about the other black stuff were all connected to,,asphalt. and prep..
the track i race at has an offroad track alongside and the dam dust.

ive herd of soda pop and water for traction, this would stick dirt down and help stikyness aswell, but i dont think the onwer's too keen. we just wash with water and sweep...
my thinking is this does not remove the dirt as much as move it down the dust sits in the cracks(fine gaps between stone) and when dry the cars passing create wind and lift it up on track...
So im thinking of a VAX vacuume or any wet vacuume puts down water and sucks up all. and the suction speeds drying time.before racing...

Any other suggestions for track prep.....
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:22 PM   #330
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not that u asked the question in the wrong tread but there was a really good tread with asphalt prep. ill see if i can find it. but off my memory u use a blower to blow the track free of dust and used a mix of soda,water and sugar. theres a recipe for it too but i can't remember
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