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Anyone know of a good traction compound that doesnt stink?

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Old 10-23-2001, 05:36 PM
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im surprised no one else uses coke or dr. pepper..........
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Old 10-23-2001, 07:21 PM
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Man,I use Paragon Ground Effects all the time. A lot of people use TQ products here in Oklahoma City,I'm just one of the few that sticks with Paragon. I have never seen a major or even a minor difference between the two.
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Old 10-23-2001, 07:41 PM
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we put soda on the track but not on the tires, are you crazy? drink that stuff maybe if its flat i may put it on my tires but not good stuff.
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Old 10-23-2001, 09:03 PM
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Maddog- try Tq...Alot of ppl here think it's better, and you may save a few ppl some headaches if you do.
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Old 10-24-2001, 06:35 PM
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Use suntan lotion.
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Old 10-25-2001, 12:44 AM
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Originally posted by KilRuf
Use suntan lotion.
What specific sun tan lotion? I used Tangerine this past weekend and it was great by itself. I then used a tire warmer and it seemed to double the traction. I was running Sorex 24R's.
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Old 10-25-2001, 06:12 PM
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Originally posted by KilRuf
Use suntan lotion.

I think he's full of $%!^
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Old 10-25-2001, 06:51 PM
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I can't remember, was it sponge tires? Hmmm anyways, I used to race an F-1 Tamiya car. We weren't allowed to use traction compound (almost got busted using some, damn smell.) Anyways the other guys were using sun tan lotion to get away with it. I forgot the exact SPF or whatever the rating. But try a high one. I'm thinking 15 stuck in my head. Uhhh damn, forgot the brand. This was back in 96/97. But any sun tan lotion should do the trick. Doesn't smell funky. Just make sure you give it some time to dry. No joke. Just another alternative!

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Old 10-25-2001, 06:53 PM
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Hmmm rubber tires, I don't use any traction compound. I just spray them down with electric motor cleaner after every run to get the dirt/grease off. Works great! Feels tacky afterwards!

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Old 10-25-2001, 06:58 PM
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Every kind of suntan lotion I've ever used has always had that greasy feel to it afterwards.
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Old 10-25-2001, 07:35 PM
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yea it feels greasy on your skin but on rubber its different. it doesnt seem to work to good on foams, i havnt ran foams after using suntan loation but it works [email protected] on rubber. i think what you are doing is using a moist solution to more or less clean the tire.

just try it on an old crapy set of tires everyone has suntan lotion so just try it. you should find that it works better than you think and its so cheap its not even funny. you spill it who gives a rats @ss. you spill paragon and all hell breaks loose you will never forget a paragon spill let me tell you.

i think just about anything you use will work (besides grease or somthing) but the goal im looking for here is smell. the main priority is skating not R/C so we dont want to come in there and stink the place up so we cant use the place anymore.

all im trying to do is get a little input on what secret sauce you guys use that no one else seems to know about. smell is the goal
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Suntan lotion??? Whaaaa...
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Actually they used Suntan on Foams in Japan to get away with it. Both the Americas and Japanese were doin it. Maybe it was the surface. I dunno. Anyways, hmmmm for skating. Roller or board? Starting to come back to me...........

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Old 10-26-2001, 07:27 PM
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LOL, I'll stick with TQ thanks
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here is a website that links you to an MSDS - Material Safety Data Sheet, for Laquer Thinner, which is just a mixture of a number of different organic solvents (toluene, acetone, xylene, methanol, propanol are the most common of the mixture).

http://www.martinsenour-autopaint.co...artin/3233.pdf

The most health hazardous solvent by route of inhalation is 2-butoxyethanol, which has a permissible exposure limit and threshold limit value of 20ppm. This means that the average person can be exposed to 2-butoxyethanol at 20ppm for 8 hours with no adverse health effects. I am a certified safety professional (CSP) and I do a lot of industrial air sampling to assess health risks from overexposure to airborne contamininats and I can tell you that the chances of reaching 20ppm of 2-butoxyethanol (which does not have an extremely high vapor pressure) from small cans of traction compound at an indoor r/c track is very unlikely. It is highly unlikely that traction compound poses any real health risk for r/c enthousiasts.

Methyl salicylate or oil of wintergreen does not have an established permissible exposure limit or threshold limit value, which means it is unlikely to have significant adverse health effects for humans by route of inhalation exposure.

Actually, looking at the health hazard data for the ingredients in laquer thinner and oil of wintergreen, r/c racers should be more concerned with the skin absorption route of exposure than inhalation. The odors are very very unlikely to cause you harm, however many of these chemicals bear the American Conference of Industrial Hygienists "skin" designation which means that they can cause adverse health effects by entrering the blood stream through absorption through the skin. so go to your local hardware store and by some neoprene gloves. neoprene tends to offer the best resistance to organic solvents.

RACE SAFELY!!!!

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