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Old 07-31-2002, 09:34 AM   #16
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What does WD-40 do for tires? (Off and On-Road)

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Old 07-31-2002, 09:40 AM   #17
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Darkseid - et al,

Does the WD40 do anything to the CA on the tires, like loosing the bead at all? I put my rubber tires in ziplocks after cleaning them throughly with SimpleGreen, won't be racing for like 2 weeks so I want to make sure when I take the tires out I wont have to re-glue them before racing...

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Old 07-31-2002, 01:46 PM   #18
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...I put my rubber tires in ziplocks after cleaning them throughly with SimpleGreen, won't be racing for like 2 weeks so I want to make sure when I take the tires out I wont have to re-glue them before racing..
You don't have to worry about the SimpleGreen harming the CA...that will never happen...but, it is always good to check the bead before EVERY trip to the track...
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WD40 is mostly solvent. . .if you want to keep them in baggies for a long time with WD40. . .try it on some junkers first. I know Acetone will loosen CA given enough time (I use it to pull old tires off)
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Old 08-01-2002, 10:24 AM   #20
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Believe it or not, WD40 works VERY well as an additive. Team AE and myself used it almost exclusively at the ROAR On-Road Nats this year. It worked very well compared to simple green. I can only speak from my experience, but when I used the simple green the car pushed for the first 1/2 to 3/4 of the first lap, but using the WD40 the car came right in. There was even a driver who wasn't using anything on his tires and had good traction, but when he used the WD40 he said the car was even better and the traction was consisent. His buddy used the WD40 and said he had too much traction, so he discontiued using it. Draw you own conclusions...

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Old 08-03-2002, 08:15 PM   #21
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i use simple-green alot, mostly to clean tires after heats & i put a little on them after race night, but, i use a traction compound as well. i seems to me the simple-green clears away the left-over traction stuff after a run. the compounds can build-up and make tires slick. i use the stuff full stregth & put it in an empty tration compound bottle (the ones with applicators built in).

i have never tried the wd-40 when and how do you guys apply it.

also, i run indoor carpet & occationally outdoor concrete & ashalt.
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Fred -
Was that foams or rubber you were using WD40 on???

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It was rubber, Sorex 36R's to be exact. This was the handout tire for the Nats this year.

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A 50-50 mix of WD-40 and NAPTHA make an excellent off road tire sauce, but not sure about on-road. The NAPTHA seems to help dry out the WD-40 after it's applied and subsequently wiped off. Don't smell it and don't smoke around this stuff though...
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NAPALM????????
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naptha like in Ronsonol lighter fluid? that gives me an idea... has anybody tried lighter fluid as an additive?
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Hi Guys

We have a series coming up where we have to run some rock hard kit type tires, what do you suggest doing to them to soften them considerably?

I dont just need a little bit of cleaning or softening, we need something pretty agressive.
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try soaking them in Paragon or similar traction compound. It should soften and recondition the tires. I've done it with old rubber and old old foam tires. . .
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naptha like in Ronsonol lighter fluid? that gives me an idea... has anybody tried lighter fluid as an additive?
Yeah, NAPTHA is the key ingredient in lighter fluid...helps dry up the WD-40 and penetrates the rubber.
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how long does wd-40 and simple green take to dry or when should I wipe it off? I tried them both and it loked like it took longer to dry but did feel sticky after a long drying
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