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Old 06-05-2007, 12:41 AM   #1
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Any secret tools other than sandpaper and files?

Any suggestions as to the grit of paper or coarseness of the file?

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I've seen some rantings about this before maybe on the electric thread.

Simply I use an el cheepo file probably about a bastard cut on one end and a rasp (wood file) on the other which is really good for ripping down the sides of chunked tyres and then finish with a file.

I'm sure lots of others have other opinions I know the 12th guys use it as a tuning aid on the fronts.
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i got the hudy rasp stick thing, its the shiznick

just dont use to much pressure or you might wear off 5 or so mm lol
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Any secret tools other than sandpaper and files?

Any suggestions as to the grit of paper or coarseness of the file?

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I have to give credit to someone else for this one - On another thread on RCTECH, I found a tool that works very well and is not very expensive. Go to Lowe's or Home Depot and look in the flooring tile tool area for a TILE FILE. There are two sizes, way to big and just right. The latter is small and just right to manuaver around the tire truer and sells for about $8.00 USD if my memory is good.
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I have to give credit to someone else for this one - On another thread on RCTECH, I found a tool that works very well and is not very expensive. Go to Lowe's or Home Depot and look in the flooring tile tool area for a TILE FILE. There are two sizes, way to big and just right. The latter is small and just right to manuaver around the tire truer and sells for about $8.00 USD if my memory is good.
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went to the website and didn't find it. do you have any pictures?
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I use a flat file I got from HomeDepot, but if I can't locate it I use the handle from my Hex wrenches. That works fine too.
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went to the website and didn't find it. do you have any pictures?
Here is the link to the file I mentioned. As you will see on the description it is a carbide file. It does a great job.

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...7616-1255-2716
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The best tire truing sticks are made by Mike Saputo...Mico Racing Enterprises!
He makes two grades, fine and coarse carbide.

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