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anybody got any good tips on softing foam tires that have been setting around for awhile?
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anybody got any good tips on softing foam tires that have been setting around for awhile?
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anybody got any good tips on softing foam tires that have been setting around for awhile?


Brush tire tweak on the tires, bag it in ziplock. I just tried this a weeks ago and the tire feels brand new again.
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Originally Posted by isuzuguy View Post
anybody got any good tips on softing foam tires that have been setting around for awhile?
I have used this for years. Get a gallon of WD40 from home depot. put some in a container and soak the tires for about 20 min. Then put in a zip lock overnight. They will get soft and the effects are perminent. Works great...
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I have used this for years. Get a gallon of WD40 from home depot. put some in a container and soak the tires for about 20 min. Then put in a zip lock overnight. They will get soft and the effects are perminent. Works great...
Do you have to wash the WD-40 out after it ???
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What a lot of dirt racers do for thier foam tires is they rub them down with GO-JO hand cleaner and put them in a plastic zip-lock bag.
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Do you have to wash the WD-40 out after it ???
wd40 contains silicon, so I would have thought it would work better if you left it in
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maybe it's a silly question but why would i do that?, if some one can get a softer pair of tires, what's the sense of making a pair of tires softer? i don't ge it, or is there any other benefit from doing it?
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Originally Posted by mc_chofo View Post
maybe it's a silly question but why would i do that?, if some one can get a softer pair of tires, what's the sense of making a pair of tires softer? i don't ge it, or is there any other benefit from doing it?

I think the original post is reffering to tires that dried out and got hard.
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thanks to clarify this, so, for how long could i store some foam tires to the point that they are still perfect?
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Do you have to wash the WD-40 out after it ???
No, it comes out great
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DIP THE TIRES IN TURPENTINE AND REMOVE THEN WIPE CLEAN WITH DRY RAG, SOFTENS THEM UP REALLY GOOD, I TRIED THIS WITH 40'S AND IT TURNED THEM INTO 35 36'S EASILY,
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Originally Posted by speedracer1bp View Post
I have used this for years. Get a gallon of WD40 from home depot. put some in a container and soak the tires for about 20 min. Then put in a zip lock overnight. They will get soft and the effects are perminent. Works great...
Speedracer1bp has it right. WD 40 is best for tires which have been sitting for a while.

When racing I use Simple Green cleaner to soften up my tires or for cleaning them if they glaze over from any kind of traction compound. It works great because not only does it clean the foam but also softens it up.
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softening a foam tyre will make it even gripper rite? do ppl use those WD-40 during running race?
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