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Old 03-13-2005, 07:35 PM   #1
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does wiping wd-40 on tires help give traction to tires.
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yes it does. But its not as effective as using traction compound like:jack the gripper,tq orange or paragon.

Our club had banned traction compound a few years ago to do our indoor public location and we had tried various things on our tires to get grip. WD40 did increase grip if soaked in and then wiped off. I had even tried bushing oil and it worked as well. Both soften the rubber.

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yeah i own a can of jack the gripper it works great, i was just curious if it was effective, before experimenting.
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WD-40 is great for cleaning the build up on tires. I usually clean with WD-40 and then traction compund the tires after they have dried for a few minutes.
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Put the WD on the tires, seal in a zip lock. The longer they are left in the bag the softer they will be.
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Yes, it works but traction compound works much better. Use WD-40 to clean them, then apply the compound.
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