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Old 01-03-2008, 11:16 PM
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Okay so i am new to all these so pls help. my question is specifically about rc18mt.. but i guess it applies to any tires. after few days of run, i felt like my rc18mt was loosing power.. no more wheelies and climibing stuff that was laying around in my floor. I thought my motor went bad or my battery was weak. And just for kicks, i washed my tires.. woah! felt like the truck regained its whole strength.. i guess the traction got better. I had no idea that simple washing of tires improves this much performance.. now my question is do u guys, rc experts, wash tires after every use?? haha sounds like silly question. But how do u maintain tires? is there any specific agent to treat tires that makes it gain more traction? seems like clean and washed tires playes major role here.. or am i totally mistaken?
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:29 PM
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Maybe not after every use, but yeah washing tires can help. It will remove dirt and dust that sticks and dries on the tire and causes slippage and loss of traction. Washing them cleans the surface exposing the clean rubber again for a fresh gripping surface.
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:16 AM
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just try to avoid soaps that could damage the material.
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just try to avoid soaps that could damage the material.
especially the foams
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