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Old 08-29-2010, 06:35 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Teufel Racing View Post
Water is about the easiest thing to use if people want to put the time in to do it right. Sweep, water, and roll goes a long way.
Exactly how we groomed our BMX track, sweep then water, run some practice then water, rinse/repeat a few times and get a roller out there once in a while and you're golden.
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:46 AM   #17
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Yup does wonders if people are willing to put in the work but doesn't always keep dust down depending on where the track is at.

I think many people take track maint. for granted and don't see the importance of having a well maintained track as it's more work than they think is needed. Now adding soda syrup, soda, orange juice, or just about any sugar based item in leiu of sugar can be that one thing that turns the track surface up a notch and doesn't take as much time to put down. Doesn't mean that the track won't have to be maintianed, but usually gives the track that little bit of wow factor when there's plenty of traction and the blue groove comes in. I wish we had an indoor/covered 1/8th track or just some really good dirt. Ahh life in a desert.

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The guy with the sugar idea isn't too far off. Years ago we used to use soda to treat the track and it worked awesome. Flat soda worked better but good soda worked well too. We preferred to use grape soda, it had traction and a nice smell!!
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Rubber works real good, use calc chloride and the track will "groove" and build up rubber.

Now some say it can be hard on the cars, but use it sparingly, apply it over several race days in smaller quantaties (most places just throw it on all at once) and let it build into the race surface
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