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Old 07-30-2004, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default Traction compound?

We are currently using cola as traction compound at our parking lot track since we can't yet afford commercially available traction compound. Is there something else that works better and is still cheap?
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Old 07-30-2004, 05:24 PM   #2
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Sugar water works well and is used by many tracks. I don't remember the ratio of water to sugar but it is pretty high.

We put it in a 15 gallon sprayer with an electric pump and it sprays the track pretty quickly with heavy coverage.
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and much cheeper than soda.
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Old 08-02-2004, 10:36 PM   #4
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corn serup works wounders also
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Quick cheap traction. I use simple green straight with no dillution. I spray the entire wheel while rubbing it into the tire. Spray again so that all the dirt and gunk comes off ant let air dry in the sun. No rinsing with water. Cheap and at the same time cleans the tires up.
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Old 08-05-2004, 02:12 PM   #6
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My bad I thought y'all were talking about tire additives. For tracks I see local tracks sometimes use sugar water with sprayers also.
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we were talking about this not to long ago in another thread:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...threadid=44394
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the local track i race at mostly goes to smart & final and uses either fruit punch or grape juice concentrate cut with water and gas. works pretty good on our parking lot track. most of the big tracks that are popular just use vht though. well worth it, it is awesome trying to get rid of traction instead of find it.
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