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Mini-Me-Zee
2006.12.13, 10:23 AM
Hey guys,

I've seen several discussions on preferred traction compounds for racing cars on carpet. Many discuss their dislike of the odor of some such as Paragon Ground Effects, and even of the so-called "odorless" formulations too.

Then, some use high spf suntan lotion as well.

I have a few questions I was hoping you guys could answer:

1. I want to use something to improve traction using the STOCK rubber tires on carpet. Is there anything without a strong smell or toxic ingredients that can be used?

2. If only strong chemicals will improve traction on stock rubber tires, then what item will work well with FOAM tires? Is suntan best with foam tires only?

3. I'd like to find a substance which will need to be reapplied every few minutes during an endurance race (every 10-20 minutes for example-batteries will also be changed when needed). Reason is that I'd like to simulate stock car racing where the car has to pull over and tires will need to be changed with those that have the pre-applied traction substance. Then, the team will apply the substance to the newly removed tires and allow it to get tacky and ready for the next tire change. This will involve a team of about 2-3 people per car to work together.

Your input would be greatly appreciated...

Ninja
2006.12.13, 10:55 AM
nothing short of hours and hours of running will get the stock tires to grip enough to race with. We used to run a Nascar style oval on a tennis court in our area. The track surface was like sandpaper. after about 6 hours of high speed on the court would scuff the tires up enough to use on RCP. I still dont think that they would have worked on carpet.

builthatch
2006.12.13, 12:54 PM
well...

i dunno if this applies, but...

when i used to run an xray m18 on Ozite, powered by a cobalt 14 turn, i used to run untreated Orion fresh kicks and had no need for compound.

I am not sure that you really need compound in the even smaller mini-z...

i dunno what kind of selection you personally have for foams..and if you can true them or not, but i know i had no probs tuning traction without the aid of compoud re: my m18.

Spec-C MA-010
2006.12.13, 09:44 PM
Hey guys,

I've seen several discussions on preferred traction compounds for racing cars on carpet. Many discuss their dislike of the odor of some such as Paragon Ground Effects, and even of the so-called "odorless" formulations too.

Then, some use high spf suntan lotion as well.

I have a few questions I was hoping you guys could answer:

1. I want to use something to improve traction using the STOCK rubber tires on carpet. Is there anything without a strong smell or toxic ingredients that can be used?

2. If only strong chemicals will improve traction on stock rubber tires, then what item will work well with FOAM tires? Is suntan best with foam tires only?

3. I'd like to find a substance which will need to be reapplied every few minutes during an endurance race (every 10-20 minutes for example-batteries will also be changed when needed). Reason is that I'd like to simulate stock car racing where the car has to pull over and tires will need to be changed with those that have the pre-applied traction substance. Then, the team will apply the substance to the newly removed tires and allow it to get tacky and ready for the next tire change. This will involve a team of about 2-3 people per car to work together.

Your input would be greatly appreciated...


Suntan Lotion won't work on carpet or for what you want it for; you have to let it sit for a good while (at least 30min) for it to soften the tires. It actually works best on foams outdoors (1/12 pan cars) If you can find some try the Nifftec stuff it's relatively odoless and it woks quick, you don't eaven have to wipe it off because it dryes up quick but it will last a while.