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Old 10-13-2005, 06:30 PM   #1
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What are the alternatives to Paragon (black label) for foam on carpet?

What does everyone use as an alternative to Paragon? Whose is best?
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spf 45 baby sun tan lotion :-)
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Actually it does work on foam tires....... but on asphalt mainly. Coppertone 25 I think is the all time standby.

Foam tires.......... paragon, paragon traction action, niftech, TQ Blue, TQ orange, Jack the Gripper TC-2......... many options.

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Actually it does work on foam tires....... but on asphalt mainly. Coppertone 25 I think is the all time standby.

Foam tires.......... paragon, paragon traction action, niftech, TQ Blue, TQ orange, Jack the Gripper TC-2......... many options.

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Paragon Ground Effects is the best but if you cannot use that, i have tried all the rest and like Jack the Gripper the best. Funny thing is I love the Paragon Ground Effects but have had absolutly zero luck with their other traction compounds.
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Paragon Ground Effects is the best but if you cannot use that, i have tried all the rest and like Jack the Gripper the best. Funny thing is I love the Paragon Ground Effects but have had absolutly zero luck with their other traction compounds.
Yeah......... best luck is with Ground Effects obviously, followed by Jack the Gripper probably. I just listed options. Never said they were the BEST options.

SXT Carpet Version is in the works.

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How does Jack the gripper smell? How toxic is it? And, where can I get it?
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How does Jack the gripper smell? How toxic is it? And, where can I get it?

Need a can? I brought 10 back with me from Vegas. I'll get ya one for free if ya need one. Went trash can shopping and found 'em. The airport was more worried about my shoes and let the cans go right through the checkpoint in my carry on bag.

It has a light odor, but that doesn't mean it is less toxic than anything else. I have heard more horror stories from Jack that Paragon.

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I personally Like TQ Red or Corally's Jack the Gripper. TQ red seems to last the entire run without a problem, really nice in 1/12. Jack the gripper is also a good one for foam, doesnt work so great on rubber IMO though.

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I guess these compounds are all aimed at carpet?? Which is the best one for asphalt
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I guess these compounds are all aimed at carpet?? Which is the best one for asphalt
What kind of surface? hehe

I prefer SXT 1.0 and SXT 2.0 haha. I'm not biased, I swear.

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I guess these compounds are all aimed at carpet?? Which is the best one for asphalt
Well, if you mean for rubber tires on asphalt, I personally like TQ Blue, on rubber tires seems to work better than Paragon, but I'd go with TQ Red for foam on carpet(have also noticed it lasts a long time, definitely good for 1/12 scale....
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I've been racing since 1989 and Paragon ground effects in tried and true. The winter green odor isn't bad at all unless you have at all over your hands.. I swear by it. All the other cannot can only attempt to equal it's results. IMO

I actually asked the same question here. http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=84817
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What kind of surface? hehe

I prefer SXT 1.0 and SXT 2.0 haha. I'm not biased, I swear.

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Jeff, What is the difference between SXT 1.0 & SXT 2.0 ?
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Tim, I would be more worried about your shoes too.

I have tried other compounds and found Jack to be not too bad. But I didn't like the smell. It isn't a harsh smell, just something about it I don't like.
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