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sticky tires

Post by lada ok » Mon May 19, 2014 3:13 am

long time ago we tried using old brake fluid on tire treads to get more grip ... I guess it was one of the glycols ( check ) anyway has anyone a home brew for making tires stickier,

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Re: sticky tires

Post by lada ok » Sat May 24, 2014 10:51 pm

are you guys SSSSSTUCK for some thing to say ?

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Re: sticky tires

Post by Speedbump » Tue May 27, 2014 7:27 pm

Back in my old, old, poor race times, I had a recipe using brake fluid and lacquer thinner to bring back old slicks. Used cookie sheets and went around the circumference of the tire letting them sit for about 4 hours. At that time, I was only going 11.20's so it probably didn't matter much, but the tires did look better. Got in a lot of trouble for using those cookie sheets. :)
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Re: sticky tires

Post by lada ok » Wed May 28, 2014 3:50 pm

mmmmm ..... lacquer thinner, .... who needs coke when you've got L T

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Re: sticky tires

Post by fdicrasto » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:26 pm

I will always remember the method used by my black street racing bros one night 30 years ago,for some big bucks. No joke, true story. When the hoods car was ready for its burnout, two "crew members" took out there tools and pissed under each rear tire. The car hooked hard and took home the money, smelled bad though. Peewee could vouch for this story. Phil D.

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Re: sticky tires

Post by 66Vette » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:46 pm

First, this is NOT a recommendation. There are several products out there for tire softening. One of the popular types is a compound for softening the rubber rollers on printing presses. Here is a link for it:

http://www.flintgrp.com/en/documents/Pr ... enator.pdf

You will also find several products that are marketed specifically for tire softening. Just google "tire softening compound".

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Re: sticky tires

Post by lada ok » Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:21 pm

thanks chaps ...

don't think I'll try ' fdicrasto ' trick ! recon I might look like a big di...

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