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Old 03-07-2013, 09:27 PM   #61
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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.)

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I clean with WD40 between rounds. It cuts buildup better. I let the tire dry completely, tacky to the touch. I sauce at about 5 minutes and blot off any excess before hitting the track. I do not use the burnout mat. I roll out a couple of corners then hotlap the car as close to race start as possible. Too much heat too soon just increases buildup for me. My tires look and run great for the full race, 6 to 12 minutes. I'm hoping for the same results with the home brew.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:35 PM   #62
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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.
... Curious how the home brew will work...9-10 bux for
a small can of SXT is ridiculous....
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Yes it will work....so will (believe it or not) motor oil.

Anybody use diesel fuel? At least a couple guts a one of the local tracks say it works grest. Cheap too! I was thinking of trying it.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:55 AM   #64
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... Curious how the home brew will work...9-10 bux for
a small can of SXT is ridiculous....
It works fine. You can cut back on the Mineral Spirits a bit.

5 oz. Coleman Fuel, 3 oz. Mineral Spirits, 2 oz. Mineral Oil. Fills up the bottle nicely. Even unscented the mineral spirits make my eyes water. I'm betting it can be cut back another oz. Evaporation rate is good. So far no tire or carpet damage.
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It works fine. You can cut back on the Mineral Spirits a bit.

5 oz. Coleman Fuel, 3 oz. Mineral Spirits, 2 oz. Mineral Oil. Fills up the bottle nicely. Even unscented the mineral spirits make my eyes water. I'm betting it can be cut back another oz. Evaporation rate is good. So far no tire or carpet damage.
Using on rubber or foam tires?

Last experiment I tried was 55% mineral spirits, 45% naptha, 5% mineral oil. First tried it with a night that had a pretty good groove (rubber tire carpet). It seemed to work real well but still evaporated quite quickly. Then the next week the traction was low and my cars were junk.... didn't realize it was the traction compound till the next week when I tried it again and then switched to the 3.0 and the cars were good again. Off to try something else.... I think I'll try some PB blaster or something other than the mineral oil.
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Using on rubber or foam tires?

Last experiment I tried was 55% mineral spirits, 45% naptha, 5% mineral oil. First tried it with a night that had a pretty good groove (rubber tire carpet). It seemed to work real well but still evaporated quite quickly. Then the next week the traction was low and my cars were junk.... didn't realize it was the traction compound till the next week when I tried it again and then switched to the 3.0 and the cars were good again. Off to try something else.... I think I'll try some PB blaster or something other than the mineral oil.
Lower traction more Naptha and no mineral oil.
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Using on rubber or foam tires?

Last experiment I tried was 55% mineral spirits, 45% naptha, 5% mineral oil. First tried it with a night that had a pretty good groove (rubber tire carpet). It seemed to work real well but still evaporated quite quickly. Then the next week the traction was low and my cars were junk.... didn't realize it was the traction compound till the next week when I tried it again and then switched to the 3.0 and the cars were good again. Off to try something else.... I think I'll try some PB blaster or something other than the mineral oil.
Rubber tires. And I agree, more Coleman Fuel.
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Hello, do you guys know a good home brew for nitro sedan tires? I run LG2 but its expensive. Thanks
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I have some old Orion foam tyres that have dried out.

I intend to use them indoors with a treatment of GT85. And then maybe apply a coating of CS foam additive to them if the GT85 doesnt work.

I have no idea what the outcome will be, but I hope to try it out tomorrow
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I have some old Orion foam tyres that have dried out.

I intend to use them indoors with a treatment of GT85. And then maybe apply a coating of CS foam additive to them if the GT85 doesnt work.

I have no idea what the outcome will be, but I hope to try it out tomorrow
Rub in some generic spf 30 sunscreen and let them sit over night.
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Rub in some generic spf 30 sunscreen and let them sit over night.
Interesting, thanks!

I might not have any, but could get some.

I have some aftersun somewhere, maybe that is something else to try.

I know that putting them in a sealed bag overnight, in heat can help too.

But that worked more for traditional asphalt additive on rubber tyres....

I really enjoy trying different additive. Especially if its cheap!
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I decided to play it safe and use the spf30 instead of the gt85.

I'll see how it works on carpet tomorrow night, it's sunk into the dry foams nicely
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I decided to play it safe and use the spf30 instead of the gt85.

I'll see how it works on carpet tomorrow night, it's sunk into the dry foams nicely
First, clean foams or rubber tires to get any sticky residue off from carpet racing.

You can use ANYTHING like WD40,Simple Green, etc
I find that Citrus Goo Gone works the best for me.

Give it a try..

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Just pushing this back to the top. To see if anyone has results to share...
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I was at a race this past weekend with factory VBC driver Dave Johnson. He swears by using WD-40 to clean after every run.
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