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Old 01-12-2007, 06:42 PM   #16
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Anyone know where one could get a "SnakeSkin" File for rounding these corners? I have been looking for 1 for over a year now. A buddy of mine has 1 but he has had it for years and doesnt know where to get 1 now.
I dont know wher you are located but I bought one at Revelation Raceway for $8.00, last year.
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:14 PM   #17
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Metal files work well due to heat transfer vs. sandpaper. With a metal file, the heat buildup is transfered to the file vs. staying in the tire. Similar concept to soldering where you use a pair of pliers to distribute heat from continuing down the entire wire.
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Old 01-13-2007, 06:22 PM   #18
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You can find this carbide file in the ceramic tile section at Lowes or Home Depot. Been using one for 5 years, it still looks new !

http://www.lowes.com

Type in search box: ceramic tile file

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Old 01-13-2007, 11:44 PM   #19
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You can find this carbide file in the ceramic tile section at Lowes or Home Depot. Been using one for 5 years, it still looks new !

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...7616-1255-2716

Not sure if it's just my computer but that link you posted doesn't want to work for me for some reason. Do you happen to have an item or stock # for it...? Maybe I can look it up that way.

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Item #: 17616 Model: 2716
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The Border On-line shop in Holland sell the "SnakeSkin" file. Not cheap but well worth it!

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And to think that in Brisy you told me that they don't make them any more
I have used one of these "snakeskin" files and must say that they are the best out there for the tyre truing job.
Quick and easy to shape and a nice finish.
Thanks for the info Snowy, even if it's 5 months late
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Rounding the edge of foam tire after cutting? is this necessary and what will this do vs square edge? Thanks.
I have read the article posted, and all the replies and it doesn't look like anybody answered your question.

Josh mentioned in his article that it helps the tire break in quicker to the surface and that is because there is less tire contacting the ground. To me, the function of cutting pre-camber does more to break in the tire. Aside from that, there are two main things that putting a radius on the tires gets you. First is a smaller sidewall so you get less lateral grip. If you are on a track with terrible traction, you can put a smaller radius on your tires and this can help some. The second item is mainly to prevent chunking. If you go out with a 90 degree edge on your tires, the more prone you are to catching an egde and chunking your tire.

As for file types. The snake skin ones rock for doing nitro front tires. They can be a little too agressive for some rear compounds. I have a cheapo $1 file from Home Depot that works well. I also use an ancient rasp/file with less bite for softer compound tires when I race electric.
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And to think that in Brisy you told me that they don't make them any more
I have used one of these "snakeskin" files and must say that they are the best out there for the tyre truing job.
Quick and easy to shape and a nice finish.
Thanks for the info Snowy, even if it's 5 months late
I knew you would say that!

They were out of stock for a while Mr Itchy. So get in quick before they all go again.
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For anyone who wanted the rasp from mcmaster, it is on page 2543 in the new catalog.
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