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Old 10-01-2012, 03:19 PM   #16
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If all this does not work try VHT.
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If all this does not work try VHT.
VHT works great for traction but once you use it you are stuck using it forever. It can fill in the grain of the asphalt over time and you can end up worse off. I have not heard of a track that was happy using VHT over the long term.
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VHT works great for traction but once you use it you are stuck using it forever. It can fill in the grain of the asphalt over time and you can end up worse off. I have not heard of a track that was happy using VHT over the long term.
If you cut VHT with Methanol It's really the best especially in humid climates however it's more costly.
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If you cut VHT with Methanol It's really the best especially in humid climates however it's more costly.
yes, the grip really comes up with a little humidity.

regarding the sugar, simple syrup, soda spray, some castor oil seems to help make the sugar last longer. (i think the oil keeps the sugar attached to the surface)
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If they sell snow cones there in Mexico, the syrup they use is really good mixed with some soda.
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VHT works great for traction but once you use it you are stuck using it forever. It can fill in the grain of the asphalt over time and you can end up worse off. I have not heard of a track that was happy using VHT over the long term.
You know I respect you, correct?.....

VHT is biodegradable. It will wear off over time... Or you can use Tide to wash it off, using a high pressure washer....
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This is the best and easiest formula several clubs in our area use it.
1gal of fruit punch concentrate
1-2liter orange soda (we use orange crush)
1 gal of water
Mix and spray
I recomend thin coats out of your sprayer.
The club in Visalia has a 12v pump mounted on a ag tank on a wagon with 4 spray nossels that spary's a 8' path that is very even and uniformed the best setup I've seen!
This mixture is so sticky your shoes will stick to the track the cars love it.
I have to try this mix....
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Here in the midwest we tried the following with the these results - Our test was 1/12th mod, if this could get around the track we had good traction.

Grape Soda - Had to run on it for 4 to 5 hours before it was reasonable.
Sugar water - sucked. We did not boil the water... maybe that was an issue.
Orange Soda - Had to run on it for 4 to 5 hours before it was reasonable.

The only thing that worked was VHT. I would love to find a solution that is not so expensive....
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I'm looking for some suggestions on what would be the best liquid to use to increase the traction of our outdoor asphalt track here in Cancun, Mexico. It is a relatively smooth outdoor basketball court that has a deteriorating red paint on it. We try to sweep the dust off but still have spin out issues with pan cars and open wheel 2 wheel drive cars. In the USA we used sugar dissolved in water, Orange Crush, and Coca-Cola. I have a bug sprayer to apply it with. Just need to know what would give us the best results for our foam tired and rubber tired RC cars.
what are you putting on your tires as well for traction?

I use paragon and suntan lotion to treat my tires before each race

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