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#3033171 - 06/14/13 10:06 AM RC car tire sauce
2008wrx Offline

Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 164
Loc: CA
Hello. Slick kicks is what people use at my track. I am thinking i am sure folks here can help out more. I want to know if anyone here has some home made tire sauce. Its for a 1/10 Buggy indoor clay track. Thanks for your input. I heard people use WD40 (but owner is not too happy); some use Simple Green; some use Windex.... how about you..?

#3033236 - 06/14/13 10:58 AM Re: RC car tire sauce [Re: 2008wrx]
coolbird101 Offline

Registered: 11/22/12
Posts: 354
Loc: South Florida
Brake cleaner will soften your rc tires, that's what the top guys use, picked this up pitting with Mayfield and the JC guys when my son drove for J-Concepts. Really only used when cold or real hard slick track. Brake cleaner is also used for cleaning the tires before you glue them. I have seen guys use windex and simple green to clean before gluing but not for softening.
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#3036142 - 06/17/13 02:01 PM Re: RC car tire sauce [Re: 2008wrx]
racin4ds Offline

Registered: 05/07/10
Posts: 733
Loc: Winchester, VA
Look at

Randy is a REAL chemist and makes all sorts of very good tire treatments that don't ruin the tire and just evaporate (like brakeclean)
Just say NO to thin oils!
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#3038170 - 06/19/13 09:34 AM Re: RC car tire sauce [Re: 2008wrx]
AVB Offline

Registered: 05/20/12
Posts: 1031
Loc: Georgia
Oil of wintergreen will soften rubber also. I usually just change to a softer tire if that is what I need.