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#51 Rick

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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...
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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.

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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.





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