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Old 06-27-2012, 12:56 PM
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:19 PM
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Tape does leave a residue, and it wears off after 3-4 minutes! (Why do you think I choose 5 min heats?) You notice it ALOT more on rough plastic than on a sanded and polished latex over MDF.


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Tape does leave a residue,...
What kind of tape do you use?
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:32 PM
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Masking tape and especially the lint rollers like shown above. Even "Mongo Pads" used at some RAA tracks in the north east leave residue on the tires.


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Old 06-27-2012, 05:02 PM
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How do you know it's residue and not just being really clean?
I use lint rollers on all my tires to clean them, though I also use water on a rag almost as often. I've never noticed anything other than the original tire compound after cleaning them with a lint roller. They are exceptionally grippy at that point, because there's no dust or dirt or grime from whatever track it last rolled on, but I've never seen anything other than tire after cleaning.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:32 PM
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I have tried and have never seen any either.....? Stick a piece on glass an d see..... Use good quality 3M tape and have never seen any on glass so it will not be on tires either.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:55 PM
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Yeah, I've seen really bad (old) masking tape leave glue behind, but not good tape or new lint rollers. I'll be using my lint rollers to clean tires, and they don't leave any glue behind.
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Thanks for the info and discussion. i have both tape and lint rollers so should be good to go when the cars come my way in the fall. Slop on!

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Old 06-28-2012, 07:05 AM
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Just for shiggles, last night I taped a few tires using some Duck brand masking tape as well as blue painters tape by 3M. I then rolled the tires across a tissue figuring if there was any residue a tissue would surely stick to the tires...it didn't.

And to add to the mayhem, I even used black electrical tape which produced the same results.

I think what you are seeing Dean is just really clean tires as MrFlippant mentioned.
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OK. 1 minute warm up get to know with fast lap for qualifying. 2 min one way. 2 min the other way. Both combined most laps in the least amount of time wins...

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Old 07-05-2012, 12:52 PM
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Cars have Arrived!



Still nothing from Sports Racer.
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:40 PM
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Dean since he has not sent it yet just sub your SLOP car to finish the events out....
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:39 PM
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2 laps in each direction... At low speeds to check for problems...

Found some Problems....

If you remember some places of my track... Well the bit slipped and it went clear through the track. And other places well sometimes the slot is not perfectly smooth..

So here goes.

#69 the front of the guide rubs in a couple of places, the nose hops.
#129 This car is MUCH better than last year.
#44 OK
#508 OK
#117 OK
#23 OK
#114 OK
#26 OK
#38 OK
#17 This car stops dead in 2 places one direction, hops the other direction Kinda like what happened when my Fly Truck from the FTPR ran on last years track.
#29 OK
#31 OK
#3 OK

The fix is simple nail clippers and round over the front corner of the guide. I've never seen this problem because it is one of the first things I do to all my cars.
When it bottoms out there is a smooth transition and the car doesn't jump or flat out stop as in the case of the #17

I have clippers awaiting, surgery is quick and painless. I doubt performance will suffer.

But I want a ruling from the SLOP Brain Trust and the owners of cars #69 and #17 before surgery commences.

I wish I could have run the GNATSTER as the poor thing couldn't even do a lap on last years track. If it is OK, send it my way before sending it home.
I will cover shipping from my place to home.

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Old 07-05-2012, 03:52 PM
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Dean PM sent....
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:02 PM
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Dean is the problem where the bit went all the way through? If it is Dean you can fix it easy. Take a small screwdriver or anything with and edge and chamfer each end of the hole so it ramps up to the bottom of the routed slot.

Are you sure your routing job was at least 1/4" deep? Check and make sure it 1/4" all around the track.... if not then take something that will fit the slot all the way to the bottom and scratch out the slot so guide blades do not hit.

You do not own a Dreamel or a file to cut plastic? You can do it also with just the backside of a Xacto blade also... I would only angle ramp the front leading edge of the blade with a Xacto and call it good. You can also just sand the bottom of the guide easy. Nail cutters cut by displacement of the material and can screw it up on something thicker than a nail.....

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