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#1 ThunderThumb

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 06:32 PM

Does anybody know if it is still around? It has to be the wintergreen scent.

 

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 08:49 PM

Trinity #4063 Monster Traction Death Grip Rubber. Bought a bottle straight from Trinity two weeks ago.
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Posted 03 September 2019 - 09:36 PM

I remember a distinct aroma at the local track back in the late sixties, wonder if it wasn’t wintergreen, never used the stuff but I remember the smell.
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Posted 03 September 2019 - 09:51 PM

Yes, oil of wintergreen.
 
The fumes were so strong, guys would put a bottle of it, from the drug store, in their box, and if didn't have a super tight seal, when they went to slot race a few days, or a week later, their butyrate body would either be cracked, or it would shatter, first time it anything on the track.
 
If you can't find the Trinity stuff, just slather your body with max strength Ben Gay, for the smell of the '60s.
 
While guys like Sano Dave loved the nostalgic smell, of stuff like Zip Grip, it makes my eyes water, I request guys not to use it, and sell them a bottle of Sticky Fingers.
 
Sticky Fingers was created because of the complaints at indoor R/C races, where the increased volume use of it, with bigger cars, was creating a fume issue.
 
I think the thing that smells in oil of wintergreen, zip grip, Ben Gay, etc., is the methyl salicylate.

Methyl salicylate side effects;

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking menthol / methyl salicylate topical: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); skin redness or irritation.
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Posted 04 September 2019 - 01:43 AM

I still have a small bottle of it since the 1960s.

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 03:23 AM

Love the smell of wintergreen.
 
Try Soothanol X2 :)
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Posted 04 September 2019 - 12:17 PM

I have three quart bottles of pharmaceutical grade under my workbench in the garage very well sealed LOL.
 
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Posted 04 September 2019 - 03:36 PM

Back when I was young I convinced my mom to buy me some wintergreen oil. When she gave it to me I was p... (upset) it didn't say wintergreen on it. Once opened I was satisfied.
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Posted 04 September 2019 - 03:51 PM

If you love the smell of wintergreen, Just buy some wintergreen Life Savers. They'll take you back!


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Posted 04 September 2019 - 04:00 PM

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Not that easy to come by in CA  I had a job my wife gave to me every year for 37 years till my Mother in Law Passed it was in my travels racing Slot cars and Fishing in many different place was to find a Box of roll Life Savers WG for her as a Christmas Present when we went to South Dakota for Christmas and it had to be the Roll Packages not Singles LoL the best places were Truck Stops I miss looking for those things

 

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 04:08 PM

Amazon might be the place to find them nowadays.


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Posted 04 September 2019 - 04:33 PM

Yes, oil of wintergreen.
 
The fumes were so strong, guys would put a bottle of it, from the drug store, in their box, and if didn't have a super tight seal, when they went to slot race a few days, or a week later, their butyrate body would either be cracked, or it would shatter, first time it anything on the track.
 
If you can't find the Trinity stuff, just slather your body with max strength Ben Gay, for the smell of the '60s.
 
While guys like Sano Dave loved the nostalgic smell, of stuff like Zip Grip, it makes my eyes water, I request guys not to use it, and sell them a bottle of Sticky Fingers.
 
Sticky Fingers was created because of the complaints at indoor R/C races, where the increased volume use of it, with bigger cars, was creating a fume issue.
 
I think the thing that smells in oil of wintergreen, zip grip, Ben Gay, etc., is the methyl salicylate.

Methyl salicylate side effects;

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking menthol / methyl salicylate topical: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); skin redness or irritation.

Those side effects are a common sight at most tracks anyways!
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Posted 06 September 2019 - 11:47 AM

Thanks for all the replies , when I was a kid all the tracks I went to had that smell , if you buy oil of wintergreen what do you thin it with , alcohol or use it straight from the bottle
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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:10 PM

Don't soak tires in Oil of Wintergreen.  :shok:  :dash2:  :crazy:


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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:13 PM

When your tire rubber comes off of the rim, going into a turn, and you destroy your car, or someone else's, you better think about thinning it down.

What don't you just keep a tiny bit in a bottle, and dap a bit in your nostrils, before you walk into the raceway.

As mentioned, not everyone loves that smell, especially if it's real strong.

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 08:56 AM

When I was a slot racin' teenager Coppertone sun tan lotion was the thing. I wonder...?



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Posted 07 September 2019 - 11:02 AM

Back in my early days we smoked in the raceway too.

 

Oil of wintergreen mixed with tobacco smoke was even nastier! I sometimes wonder about the long term health effects from just being present in a raceway. Just lighting up in that atmosphere could have caused a flash fire! I think someone somewhere had a fire from sliming a straightaway with lighter fluid.


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Posted 08 September 2019 - 12:53 AM

As I understand it, methyl salicylate (oil of wintergreen or wintergreen oil), has been linked to migraine headaches in some people. I don't open the Zip Grip when the CEO is in the house. Nope, not even in the basement.


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Posted 08 September 2019 - 09:18 PM

When I was a slot racin' teenager Coppertone sun tan lotion was the thing. I wonder...?

One of the BEST home grown tire conditioners---  Coppertone,  %10 oil of wintergreen-- %10 power steering stop leak.  Mix together and use for tire conditioning. Coat the tires--let it sit for 10 minutes--wipe it off clean and go race!! Works like a charm--been using it for YEARS!!


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