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Old 02-12-2012, 06:37 AM
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what are some of the different ways to clean foam tires before applying traction compound.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:33 AM
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I never cleaned them before I put compound on, just made sure there was nothing on them.
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For years Ive used non chlorinated brake parts cleaner. I always clean my foams before adding compound. Alot of guys also use lighter fluid.
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I've always used Ronsonol lighter fluid. Works quite well...
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so when using a fluid to clean do you set the tire on end and let the fluid run down or how do you hold tire when spraying. also do you clean and apply compound right before first run or can i store the tire with a clean coat of compound and it still be good weeks later.
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I've always used Ronsonol lighter fluid. Works quite well...
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so when using a fluid to clean do you set the tire on end and let the fluid run down or how do you hold tire when spraying. also do you clean and apply compound right before first run or can i store the tire with a clean coat of compound and it still be good weeks later.
take tire off of vehicle. install tire on a peice of wire/allen wrench driver/or any that will support wheel.. spin wheel and let lighter fluid run on the tire. use new rag and wipe/rub/sqeeze fluid out.. all ready for new tire compound..

clean tires at end of night and install them in a plastic bag..
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