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Old 04-06-2005, 10:19 AM   #91
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What would you say is the best (most grip) non simple green additive on CS tyres (22+27s). Regards cleaning between rounds, just some motorspray and a rag?
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Old 04-06-2005, 10:22 AM   #92
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I have tried the Trinity stuff (red dot I think) but couldnt take the smell so I stopped using it...it worked well but smelled aweful....
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Great thread!

I can no longer afford new foams everyother week, so I'm switching to to rubber tires. I might not be as fast but I be spending less money. Plus its more of a challenge. Maybe I can talk a few other guys into doing it too.
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Old 04-06-2005, 10:37 AM   #94
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LRP top grip, their are two type one for carpet and one for apshat.

Cs-racings oudourless additive works well too.

Corally tc2 2 jack the gripper compund works well.

Best of all you can come home from a race meet without stinking to high heaven of solvents.

In the UK we are moving to oudourless additives. Also trying to ban smelly ones.
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Old 04-06-2005, 10:55 AM   #95
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Traction compound really depends on the track. I've used Simple Green as a cleaner and a compound. Put a ton on and let it sit and dry. Also Trinity Buggy Grip works on some surfaces, Tire Tweek, Paragon, etc... Like I said, it all depends on the track. I've run Paragon at one track and loved it but run it on a different track and it's like you're on ice.
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Old 04-06-2005, 10:56 AM   #96
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I have been told that TQ BLue is the bomb on Ozite.
TO clean-I think motor spray or lighter fluid is fine for between rounds. I have also heard isopropyl alcohol works well.

But its hard to beat motor spray-its in your box already-one less thing to buy or carry.

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Believe it or not, I tried PVC primer (MEK is the active ingredient in it) it made the tires really sticky for a little while, then they dried up like rocks and cracked! Didn't work too well.
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I found that cleaning with motor spray and then using tire warmers worked just fine too. If you start the race with a warm tire it should soak up some compound from the track.
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I have also tried Paragon, TQ Orange with some success, but nothing better then WD40 so far...I want to try Corally TC2 just need to find a shop that carries it locally....
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Well-I finally got some real world experience on rubber tires on carpet. Very enjoyable actually-but oh so diferent than foam tires (like Duh!).Now its time for some questions on asphalt.

Is it best to always run new tires on asphalt-or scrubbed in sets? If scrubbed in sets-is there an amount of time thats perfect (like 10 minutes or say just three or 4 laps per set)?

When setting up for a long race day-is it best to have your car set-up for early afternoon runs or late afternoon runs. Which tend to have a faster potential for a fast track?
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Depends on your setup Ray, pure and simple.
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There's so many variables in there. Scrubbed vs. New: Depends on the tire, the track, the traction compound being used ect...
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Thats cool. So you can have a set-up that favors new tires and one thats ok on scrubbed in sets or just race conditions that mandate on or the other. I can live with that.
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hey guys i agree great thread.
i have corally jack the gripper and have used it alone and with wd40 on sorex36 and take off 27 with mixed results. does anyone know how to actually apply and use this stuff. like i know you apply then wait for it to dry then buff off on the track or a towell etc. but how long do you wait etc. how much do you put on do you sit the tyres in the sun does it have to be even?
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