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Old 12-08-2008, 09:30 AM   #1
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What's a good liquid soak for soaking/making foams softer and tacky ? Regular tire tack only seems to treat the surface. Thanks.
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What's a good liquid soak for soaking/making foams softer and tacky ? Regular tire tack only seems to treat the surface. Thanks.
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Gojo (hand cleaner)
Rub it in and use clean rag to clean it off.
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Appreciate the replies. I already use Paragon and GoJo but they only clean the surface of the tire. I'm looking to "deep soak" the entire tire/wheel to soften up the foam. I've seen racers pull tires out of a large pickle jar, dry them and race and they stick like gum. Just figured I'd try it myself.
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Appreciate the replies. I already use Paragon and GoJo but they only clean the surface of the tire. I'm looking to "deep soak" the entire tire/wheel to soften up the foam. I've seen racers pull tires out of a large pickle jar, dry them and race and they stick like gum. Just figured I'd try it myself.
Paragon does not clean the foam, it softens it.
I can take a set of 45 shore 1/8th scale on road tires, use the Paragon, put the tires in a baggie for three days, and they come out with shores from 37, to 40
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but i think u will have better chance with paragon
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use suntan lotion (white cream type) then put them inside a zip lock bag for a few days.
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I heard turpintine werks really well also.
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Along the same note, what is the best method to store tyres, ie. keep them in race capable conditions whilst not in use for many months. Appreciate your advices. Thanks!
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Put plenty of paragon, wipe it with clean rags to remove black dust particles, re - apply paragon again, and enclose it with plastic bag, and store them in plastic box.

The best if you finish the tires in one day, so you don't have to store them.

If you have lot of new tires in stock, put them in plastic box.
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use suntan lotion (white cream type) then put them inside a zip lock bag for a few days.
Dont forget to use 30+!!!
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What is Paragon?
I have been using WD-40 to treat the foam wheel,but the result is not good enough, i only spray it to the surface of the tire,anyone know to use to see a better result or compared with paragon, which one has better friction?
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Paragon ground effects, amainhobbies has it http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ction-Compound
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Paragon does not clean the foam, it softens it.
I can take a set of 45 shore 1/8th scale on road tires, use the Paragon, put the tires in a baggie for three days, and they come out with shores from 37, to 40
in this case,will it last long like 45 shore and grip like 37-40 shore?
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What's a good liquid soak for soaking/making foams softer and tacky ? Regular tire tack only seems to treat the surface. Thanks.
use yoko-yoko(analgesic liquid),you will be surprise
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