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stealth
Member
posted January 27, 2004 09:14 PM
RULES FOR MY CLASS THIS STATE WE HAVE TO RUN MCCREARY AMERICAN RACER G-60 TIRES ON OUR DIRT TRACK THIS YEAR. I HAVE SEVERAL USED TIRES IN MY GARAGE WITH DECENT TREAD, BUT THE TREAD HAS GOTTEN HARD OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS. WAS WONDERING IF ANYBODY HAD ANY IDEAS ON A GOOD TIRE SOFTNER AND HOW WELL IT WORKS. ALSO HEARD THAT AUTO TRANNY FLUID AND DIESEL FUEL WILL SOFTEN THE TIRES IF YOU BRUSH IT ON AND LET THEM ABSORB IT. ANY IDEAS AND INFO IS GREATLY APPRECIATED. WITH OVER 20 USED TIRES I'M JUST HOPING CAN MAKE THEM WORK WITHOUT BUYING NEW TIRES. THANKS


daddyrich
Member
posted January 29, 2004 04:05 PM
Has anyone ever used ammonia? Works good on windshield wipers - and it sure opens your sinuses.


avila
Member
posted February 04, 2004 09:30 AM
i use a mixture of one part paint thinner
to one part diesel fuel. been doing that for 2 years now. I get at least 1 to 2 more
nights on a tire.


orange2mod
Member
posted February 04, 2004 05:22 PM
I use toululene and xylene mixed and it does a good job. Don't do it inside as its pretty strong.


racing33A
Member
posted February 06, 2004 05:55 AM
Hey Avila,
How do you soak those tires or just coat themor what??


avila
Member
posted February 06, 2004 11:41 AM
racing33A. I went to walmart and bought a plastic container with the lid. It's length and width
are a little more than my tire's. The depth about 5-6 inches. I fill my solution about
half way up the container. With the tire on the rim, i put the tire in solution. I place the tire standing up, like it is on the car. Leave it about 15 minutes. Then rotate it to the next dry spot. keep doing this until all of tire has been covered. When I'm done, cover container with lid for next week.

i also tried this. get an old axle, cut it in half and reweld so the axle flange is in the middle of the axle shafts. bolt rim, with tire on the rim, to axle flange. get two jackstands and place them on both sides of container. place axle shafts on jack stands.
this way you can spin the tire in the solution.

it's easier for me do it the first way i mentioned.

zeroracing
Member
posted February 06, 2004 01:19 PM
desiel fuel worked for us before, it was free so we tried it, they stunk really bad but it was legal. also they went soft but glazed over really really fast.


NJantz
Member
posted February 09, 2004 11:59 AM
Have any of you guys actually took durometer readings before and after you applied these magic potions? Just curious!


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