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Old 05-04-2011, 06:42 AM   #1
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I have about 20 full sets of tires from last season, they seem ok, but when i went to buy a new set amongst other items yesterday, the newer tires were clearly FRESHER, more moist? is there something i can do to re-vive those tires possibly "sauce" lol like they did in the worlds to bring the life back, would stink to have all these tires wasted due to shelf life....jaco's, red box kyosho, would be a real shame.... thanks............

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Trinity Tire Tweak and keep them in ziplock bags
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Trinity Tire Tweak and keep them in ziplock bags
do i soak them in that and than zip lock bag em? and how long can thAtire tweak stay on there before use, being bagged and all, thanks man

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Default sauce... cause... acuse... scary huh!

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whats that supposed to mean, im not looking to sauce rather bring back the natural moist rubber they had last year, either that, or throw away of what i calculated last night 500.00 of tires....
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Tommy,

If you have not cut them just go ahead and cut them they should be fine. If you had already cut them just put another skim cut on them. Some times the outter layer of the tire dries out but once the tire is cut it will be fine. If you want to rub in some tire tweak you could do that but it will soften the tire some what.

UV light is what hurts foam tires the most, keeping them out of light will always help. I would not throw the tires away, go ahead and run them after a few laps they will be fine reguardless.

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yes, zip it and bleed the air from the bag
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I cling-wrap my tires individualy, keeps tires fresh for longer.
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Just pass them over with a tyre truer when you are about to use them. I don't think tyres go off to be honest, unless they've been sitting for aeons? I've had sets of tyres sitting for 3 years in their packaging, i trued them and they were as if they were fresh out of the factory

if you want to be pedantic about storing tyres just get a jumbo zip lock bag and chuck them in.

it might sound counter intuative, but i've found spraying the tyre with metho brings up the grip again, it's especially useful if you get silicone oil on your tyres. What i think the metho might do is open up the pours of the foam compound, just a guess.

poor mans traction compound; Sun block cream works great but you need to bake it in with tyre warmers or let them sit for days. give it a go with some old tyres, then put them in a zip lock bag once they have gone sticky.
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I store my tires in zip lock bags which I then put into a plastic storage container with the lid airtight sealed. I then put said container in the closet.
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