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Old 02-04-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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is wd40 an alternate gripping solution on touring tires?
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I don't think so.
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UM....maybe a cleaner......i wouldnt think it would promote traction.........most traction compounds soften the rubber.......ie. traction......
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It will soften the tire if left to soak for some time. Some dirt off road tracks have ban it because if enough people use it the clay repels water.
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is wd40 an alternate gripping solution on touring tires?
Yes it will work....so will (believe it or not) motor oil.
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Yes it will work....so will (believe it or not) motor oil.
WD40....A million and +1 and counting........LOL!......Never even thought of trying 30wt.......
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WD40....A million and +1 and counting........LOL!......Never even thought of trying 30wt.......
A thin coating of motor oil and tire warmers does actually work.
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A year or so ago there was a lot of talk about people using WD40 to clean the tires. I tried it and it did do quite a nice job. For our track though I still needed to follow the cleaning with traction compound (for carpet).
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WD40 does work outdoors.

I think Trinity Tire Tweak is motor oil(80% sure)

SXT 3.0 is charcoal lighter fluid, a.k.a. naptha (99% sure). I have been using this for club racing for months now and sxt 3.0 vs. lighter fluid lap times are identical. The stuff for starting bbq's not zippo lighters.
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At Competition RC in Oklahoma city they used to spray the track(finished concrete) with WD40. It had so much traction, you couldn't scoot a car away from the wall, you had to lift it up and put it back down.
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At Competition RC in Oklahoma city they used to spray the track(finished concrete) with WD40. It had so much traction, you couldn't scoot a car away from the wall, you had to lift it up and put it back down.
Yeah indoor asphalt tracks did this too. It activates the asphalt and make it tacky. Almost too much traction.
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At Competition RC in Oklahoma city they used to spray the track(finished concrete) with WD40. It had so much traction, you couldn't scoot a car away from the wall, you had to lift it up and put it back down.
We also use to use the wd-40 for tire dope. Works great! They no longer allow us to use any dope at all.
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I think Trinity Tire Tweak is motor oil(80% sure)
There is a similar product rumored to be Joe Gibbs Racing oil.
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I think Trinity Tire Tweak is motor oil(80% sure).
I thought that about quite a few tyre treatments.The smell is very similar to gear oil, a very distinctive smell, and i have tried some and it does work well. But having said that a lot of oil based products soften rubber. Johnsons baby oil works very well too.
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I don't use WD-40 as traction compound, but I do clean the tires with it, and put a tiny thin coat on the tires before they are put away at the end of a race day to keep the rubber from drying out. I do the same with my off-road tires as well.
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