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Old 2002.11.16, 09:19 AM   #1
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Track Floor Material?

I'm looking into building a Z track. Can some 1 tell me what kinda of material that a Z runs good on and is considerably cheap to buy in large quantities?
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Old 2002.11.16, 10:02 AM   #2
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This wonderful forum has, as many others like it, a very neat feature: the search function button device thingy. Press it, type ex. "Track material" or "track surface", press search and a multitude of related posts pop up. Easy as that

Pardon the slightly ironic undertone, I've spent too much time in England, no pun intended mate
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Old 2002.11.16, 11:06 AM   #3
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Thanx Le-Manz, the search tool works great. I found what I was looking for.
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Old 2002.11.16, 11:52 PM   #4
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Pardon the slightly ironic undertone, I've spent too much time in England, no pun intended mate
LOL, you're starting to sound like Mondo and I! I think the term is scathing sarcasm!

TheBoostInside, let us know how your guys' track turns out!
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Old 2002.11.17, 03:46 AM   #5
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he he to much time around you guys and it will eventually hit you
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Old 2002.11.18, 12:51 AM   #6
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ive found that chalk board material has good traction. im not sure how much it costs. or where you can buy it. mabey paint mixed with sand might give you good traction. ive never built a track. but i have ideas.
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Old 2002.11.18, 12:16 PM   #7
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yea chalk board material would work good, but paint mixed with sand sounds like a know go. Just think of running ur Z on rough grade sand paper and imagine what would happen to your tires. Oh and Mini-Z me and wrcracer sure will let you know how it goes and he sounds like he wants other people to race on it with us off the forums. I don't know if that will happen, but we have other people over our way who are getting Z's for X-mas. Should be interesting
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Old 2002.11.19, 06:16 PM   #8
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i think chalk board material is slate, so more than likely, its crazy expensive. and another thing that i can see as causing problems with mixing sand and paint is unevenness. it'd be difficult to get it even. anyway, i think of my track, im probably gonna go with some sort of carpet (maybe even ozite?). if not that, then roofing paper. anyway, yea, im workin on a track layout now, so i should be able to start as soon as i finish, or should i say, as soon as my wallet allows (dad says it the best: GET A JOB!)
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Old 2002.11.19, 06:37 PM   #9
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-Ozite. Can be pricey.
-Tar paper. Too messy.
-Painted track surface. They also sell a Blackboard paint (no sand).
-Felt. Kyosho's track at the Hobby/Model Show had felt. It was a tad loose with stock motors and tires. I didn't check, but I imagine it needs glue or adhesive to hold it down.

These are popular choices, probably because they're easiest.

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Old 2002.11.19, 07:34 PM   #10
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LOL, yeah kenichi, you have always been mother theresa of these forums
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Old 2002.11.19, 09:55 PM   #11
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Heh heh. Carefully chosen words.
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hahahaha, this is too funny. anyway, ken, where can you get the blackboard paint? sounds good. i forgot to mention rubberized paint is another option.
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All these materials like carpet, ruberized paint, and such provide a lot of traction. Wouldn't this cause traction roll and also hairpins very difficult to get around since you won't be able to break the tires loose?
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I suppose that's the idea, to slow the cars down going into them , or else you would be left with a gloriifed mini 4WD track, with cars riding the outside rails as quickly as possible.
You could also vary the amount of grip on different sections of the trakc, depending on what your own tastes would be..
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blackboard paint? sounds interesting, where can you get it? so is it just like blackboard material in liqued? hmmm.
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