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Old 02-13-2013, 04:51 PM   #46
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If I understand correctly you use the oil mix with high traction to help prevent the buildup of track rubber on your tires, correct?
Yes, the trick is not to use too much in the mix.

Also, to remove heavy tire buildup Goo Gone works well too.
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What is your take on using Brake Fluid?
based on experiments... nothing. used DOT3. i even mixed it with my home brew... it took away traction.
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I'll have to throw in a different oil to try. But I've had the same stuff for many years- STP oil treatment. I tried the PB blaster got the info from a GoKart guy said it help soften the tires. You can alway hide the smell and looks with food coloring and flavors.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:15 AM   #49
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Now your on the right path.
I add about 5% of mineral oil or caster oil.

You can use PB Blaster works well too for an oil mix.

I use the 50/50 for cleaning the tires.
Then use a oil in the 50/50 mix as traction gos up on carpet racing.
I was cleaning my tires and rebuilding my shocks last night and thought I would ask Mr.Tech if there is any reason why you couldn't use shock oil as the 5% oil additive over say caster oil? PB blaster and caster oil have some decent smells. Shock oil could help keep the mix clear (no staining) and odors down to keep from offending other racers or spectators. Thoughts?
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I wouldn't think it's a good idea to get anything silicone based anywhere near your tyres...
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I was cleaning my tires and rebuilding my shocks last night and thought I would ask Mr.Tech if there is any reason why you couldn't use shock oil as the 5% oil additive over say caster oil? PB blaster and caster oil have some decent smells. Shock oil could help keep the mix clear (no staining) and odors down to keep from offending other racers or spectators. Thoughts?
I tried the shock oils.
Silicon tends to lay on the surface of the tire loosing traction.

Linseed oil, caster oil, or PB Blaster mixes well and penetrates the rubber.

Linseed oil mix works well on asphalt as well as caster oil.

PB Blaster work well for both carpet and asphalt.

Experiment.

Please post your findings here.
I would be interested in your thoughts.
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What is your take on using Brake Fluid?
From what I remember from auto tech classes =
Brake fluid is hygroscopic = attracts & retains moisture
And has a high boiling point = heat resistant

Why use brake fluid if it attracts moisture and resists heat?
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From what I remember from auto tech classes =
Brake fluid is hygroscopic = attracts & retains moisture
And has a high boiling point = heat resistant

Why use brake fluid if it attracts moisture and resists heat?
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based on experiments... nothing. used DOT3. i even mixed it with my home brew... it took away traction.
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I have always just used DAWN dish washing soap after each run. Makes em tacky, cleans them well, no scent, and it doesn't burn my eyes out.
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I have always just used DAWN dish washing soap after each run. Makes em tacky, cleans them well, no scent, and it doesn't burn my eyes out.
Simple green works as well for cleaning tires...
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Simple green works as well for cleaning tires...
+1 the concentrate type,we also have a watered down version here in aus which does not work very well
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Marched in to the store last night. Got the Coleman fuel and mineral spirits. Just read about the mineral or castor oil additive to slow evaporation. So, back to the store tonight to get that oil. Going to try the 60/40 + 5% oil mix first.
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Did you buy the gallon metal can of Coleman fuel or the smaller red can (fuel for the weekend) of Coleman fuel? I believe it is the same just sold in a smaller quantity.
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Did you buy the gallon metal can of Coleman fuel or the smaller red can (fuel for the weekend) of Coleman fuel? I believe it is the same just sold in a smaller quantity.
Wally world only had the gallon cans. Then the paint dept for the odorless mineral spirits. Still need the oil though before Sunday racing. I'm doing a side by side with SXT 3.0.
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John, please post your results when you can. I have not experimented yet as I have a lot of SXT3.0 left to use up this winter season.

After talking to some sponsored drivers they all said they coat their tires with WD40, wipe clean then reapply WD40 and let dry between rounds. Then they apply SXT3.0 about 10 mins before they are up to race. This was on a med-high grip track so I guess the WD was softening their tires and the "fish oil" left behind was helpful to reduce rubber buildup on the tires. (based on what Mr RC Tech had said here.)

Thoughts?
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