Jump to content


Spray glue

  • Please log in to reply
52 replies to this topic

#51 Rick


    Grand Champion Poster

  • Partial Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,843 posts
  • Joined: 17-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:PA

Posted 04 February 2010 - 11:32 AM

I used to buy VM&P in the five gallon pail. At the time it was about $33, that was six years ago. Most all Paint Stores will stock five gallon pails and I even got a 15% discount because I owned a bidness. :)

I don't think you could clean a King with one gallon after a good (?) group race, LOL. I used to have to scrape the glue zones first with a plastic scraper and then start to clean.

Poured in into coffee cans for use to clean track...
Rick Bennardo
"Professional Tinkerer"
R-Geo Products
LIKE my Facebook page for updates, new releases, and sales: Rgeo Slots...
Lead! The easy equalizer...

#52 MSwiss


    Grand Champion Poster

  • Advertiser
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 19,004 posts
  • Joined: 16-April 06
  • Gender:Male

Posted 04 February 2010 - 02:10 PM

Naptha has gone up about $1 a gallon every year for the last 4 or 5 yrs.
I could get it for $40 a gallon at a local paint store in 2006.
Unfortunately(or fortunately) it was only about $7.50 a gallon at Menards.
1 & 5 gallon naptha

At $11-12 it's still worth it for me to by it by the gallon so you don't have to wrestle around with a 5 gallon container.

Mike Swiss
IRRA® Components Committee Chairman
Five-time USRA National Champion (two G7, one G27, two G7 Senior)
Two-time G7 World Champion (1988, 1990)
Eight-time G7 King track single lap world record holder
17B West Ogden AveWestmont, IL 60559, ( 708) 203-8003
mikeswiss86@hotmail.com (also my PayPal address) 
Note: Send all USPS packages and mail to: 5858 Chase Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60516
Make checks out to Chicagoland Woodworking, Inc.

#53 Mike Walpole

Mike Walpole

    On The Lead Lap

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 301 posts
  • Joined: 01-March 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Dayton, OH

Posted 17 February 2010 - 11:50 AM

Advanced lessons:
A track owner turned Regional USRA official, during my tenure as a Division 1 President for the region, was put in charge of track prep at every race for the season. The track owners were kind enough to allow us to prep the tracks. He was using a mixture containing Koford Drag glue. Honestly, guys, that's the best stuff I've ever seen for spray glue. It is SLOW to build rubber, lasts forever (a month or more, without having traction problems generally) and never seems to bog cars, never seems to lack traction. Makes for some great racing conditions. From what we could tell, most tracks were going .1-.2 faster with that prep than with anything they were using locally, based on the locals times.

FWIW, we tried it on the new G11 Gerding King in Miamisburg. It did not bog the cars and it was slow to build rubber. However, for whatever reason, it slowed the track about .2 a lap. Plus, we also noticed it pulled the glue and rubber down the straights too, which actually slowed the cars and made the motors run hot. I'm guessing this setup was incompatible with our track surface. We are going to go back to the track prep we had before, a light mist of Koford Heavy in the corners and a very light mist of the same in the first 1/3 of the bank.

Electric Dreams Online Shop