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Old 12-03-2012, 08:01 AM   #1
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Hey all..

I have some foamies on a car that has been sitting in the shed. They are not very old, but they are starting to crack on the edges.

Is there a prefered way of storing these tyres.. As i have a few i dont want them useless when it gets time to use them.

I am expecting the excess heat that is inside my shed to be causing the problem and drying them out?

Thinking about an insulated case of some sort to store?

Any input appreciated.
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Hey all..

I have some foamies on a car that has been sitting in the shed. They are not very old, but they are starting to crack on the edges.

Is there a prefered way of storing these tyres.. As i have a few i dont want them useless when it gets time to use them.

I am expecting the excess heat that is inside my shed to be causing the problem and drying them out?

Thinking about an insulated case of some sort to store?

Any input appreciated.
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kewl... is temperature a concideration?

It gets bloody hot down in Australia
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Store somewhere Cool and Dry and out of direct sunlight.

Then skim the top off them before your race them on the truer after storage.
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Heat, damp, exposure light, all seem to degrade foam fairly quickly at times.

Where I am I found my foams dried out or rot alarmingly fast, now anything used I ziplock bag end of race day, and even with new tyres now, I bag them when I get them.

Different brands seem to be effected better or worse, I'd say it depends on what or if they put something in the foam to preserve it, but either way once run that seems to go and they dry out rather fast after that.
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