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Old 04-05-2012, 05:33 PM
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After cleaning your tires, what do you put on them? I normaly spray them with sc1 for that new tire shine, but it also helps keep dirt from sticking. Anything better?

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Old 04-05-2012, 06:03 PM
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I am a simple green guy myself.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:46 PM
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WD40 or simple green here
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Simple Green.

I believe it takes some of the natural oils out of the rubber, but you wear the tires out before you do anything noticeable.
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In between rounds, I wash off tires, then scrub them with a brush, and rewash. Then I blow off all tires really good making sure to blow in the 2 holes of the tires to remove the water in the foam, especially if its your last run of the day with those tires. When they are cleaned up with water and a brush they look fine, no need to spray anything else on them to suck out oils or make tires look shinier, in my opinion.
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WD40 is what I use.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:46 PM
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i only use water for cleaning them after the race but for long term storage i spray multipurpose silicone spray to keep them fresh and supple
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I've got the standard "brush in a tupperware container" that I take to the track for between rounds cleaning. I usually fill it with water, plus a little simple green. Tires are scrubbed, toweled off, then set aside until it's time for the next round.

After a race, I give my tires a thorough cleaning in the sink with a 50/50 mix of simple green and water. Again, toweled dry, then set on my work bench overnight to dry. The next day, I put them back in their bags (I store all my truggy tires in those jumbo Zip Lok bags).

The simple green gets them super clean, and keeps the rubber just a little tacky. Heck, my super softs will actually stick to each other if I leave them stacked up.
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