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#1 Rick42

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:52 AM

Which would be better for Carerra track with the stainless steel rails ?


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:54 PM

Since a good slot racer NEVER pulls his car backwards,  Always use the softest braid.  Many times the tinned or plated braid is stiffer.  The silver finish does tend to reduce corrosion from infrequent racing.  Braid juice helps prevent corrosion as well.


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:24 PM

Since a good slot racer NEVER pulls his car backwards,  Always use the softest braid.  Many times the tinned or plated braid is stiffer.  The silver finish does tend to reduce corrosion from infrequent racing.  Braid juice helps prevent corrosion as well.


What is braid juice ? I am looking for scx PRO copper braid. From what I have read , it is soft copper and of the highest quality. Can’t find it. Any idea where I can get it ?
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 04:42 PM

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Buy this: Slot.it Competition Tin Plated Copper Braid - 1m (39+ inches) continuous spool


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 05:26 PM

if in doubt : unfluxed solder wick works fine for homeset cars as well.  Too small for commercial cars. Cut to fit as needed.

I use Ninco braid as well.  Slot-it makes both  tinned and untinned bulk and precuts.  and others...

 

Braid Juice:  www.slick7,com  'Voodoo Juice' works great.  There are many others at any slot car raceway.

 

SCX:   www.scx-america.com  SCX has been reorganizing their USA sales network


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:59 AM

Carrera rails are stainless, so rust is not an issue.    Not sure if braid juice is needed for clean plastic track with no spray glue on it.   Commercial braided tracks with glue and gunk  on the  braids can make the braids dirty and cleaning is helpful.  I find WD40 works good for this.


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:10 AM

The car braid corrodes, as do the plug-in points into the braid due to dissimilar metals.


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