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F- Raceing
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted July 18, 2005 09:43 PM  
we run the 10 inch towell city recaps and i was wondering if anybody had any different ways or tricks to soaking tires with out useing a tire roller, and what can you soak them in thats cheap

wetwolfone
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted July 19, 2005 07:10 AM  
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Originally posted by F- Raceing:
we run the 10 inch towell city recaps and i was wondering if anybody had any different ways or tricks to soaking tires with out useing a tire roller, and what can you soak them in thats cheap

Bleach

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted July 19, 2005 04:38 PM  
I use a small paint roller.

mudcrasy
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted July 19, 2005 06:05 PM  
What does bleach do to the tires?

Mikey14
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 265
posted July 20, 2005 08:12 AM  
Used these when we kart raced. found on a website specific to kart racing. Havent tried on a car.
I've also used WD40 as a tire prep at the track. I did find it doesnt dry the tire out as bad. Used the gallon can of WD40 in a spray bottle. doesnt soften that much but does help bite last longer on a kart.

Here's the ones kart racers use often I found on 4cycle.com and other kart sites.


1. 1/3 acetone, 1/3 mineral spirits, 1/3 transmission fluid - This prep is for at the track application. I Have found that is takes about 15 - 30 minutes soak time depending on the weather and works pretty good.

2. 1/3 mineral spirits, 2/3 diesel fuel - This prep is very slow soak stuff.

3. 1/3 transmission fluid, 1/3 diesel fuel, 1/3 mineral spirits - I have not used this one.

4. 8 ounces TIRE CLAW, 1 quart diesel fuel, and the balance of a gallon Xylene - fast tire prep. Person who gave me this claims it will soften a 70 (durometer) to a 0 in about 20 minutes!

5. 50% Xylene - 50% Toluene - This is for at the track application where quick softening is needed. I have to say so far this is my favorite. I requires less than 10 minutes soak time and really works.


fastrack1
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 145
posted July 21, 2005 07:32 PM  
Go the local dollar store purchase a tin large cookie or drip pan. Use a spindle or old axle and mount in a accesiable place in the shop .Mount the tire to the spindle or axle properly in pan and just roll your tire in the juice every so often .This can be done while working on other things .

JohnG
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 137
posted July 30, 2005 12:04 AM  
If you soak those recaps they will come apart.

those tires arent round so they grind them round, and in some places the cap is very close to the surface.

    

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