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I have a lint roller (the thing for removing pet hair from your clothes, with the tear-off sticky papers on a roll) next to the track that I use for tyre cleaning - and which works remarkably well.

My friend Frank was over for a race on Friday night and asked me what it was there for. I told him... And he said "why don't you just have some double sided 'tack tape' in the pit lane, so when you pit it automatically cleans the tyres for you"

...I said "BRIALLIANT"

Kudos to Frank
 

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Boy racer,

I know there has been a thread about this some time in the last 6 months but I've not been able to find it.

I think it's something a lot of racers would like but have yet to come up with an answer. I know ideas have been suggested such as a length of tape either side of the track but ths caused too many issues.

If you, or anyone, can come up with a working idea I for one I'll be interested.
 

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I would think one possibility would be to put 4 magnets under the pit track , 2 either side and hold a thin steel plate with the double sided tape on it. The magnets if the N 30 type could be stuck on the backside with hot melt glue so no permanent damage done to the track. Changeing tape can then be done on the steel outside race timescales using solvent if required. However using Slot.it P6's the need for continual cleaning is not as important. Not such a good simulation but less hassle;-). Ps could be a disaster with Oxygen if they trigged the sensor but that would need trials.
 

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Could you not paint the track with rubber solution glue? When too dirty simply peel it off and paint more on. Obviously wait for it to dry before driving over it!!!

I have two pit lanes - one with Pit Pro for refuelling and the other (on the longest straight) for driver changes, stop-start penalties and so on - this could incorporate the tyre cleaner and be used for a fast drive-through to clean tyres whenever somebody feels the need.

I think I will try this later in the week...

Brilliant idea by the way
- we just need to sort the mechanics of it.
 

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OK, I had a couple of mates over for some racing last night and tried a quick improv consisting of a length of masking tape (x2) sticky side up, with a small piece of tape sticky side down at either end to secure it.

Worked a treat!

...and dead easy to pull up and change over.

There is no doubt a better and more complicated way of achieving a perfect solution, but this one is working nicely for me... And what a difference a quick pit stop can make to your lap times. A couple of seconds (or less) lost on the drive through, but nice grip for several laps... I'm even thinking of not wiping down the track and letting it get a bit dusty to take full advantage of the 'tyre change'

Cheers

Andrew
 

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nice! that's what I have been doing, double sided sticky tape in the exact pit stall, makes it easier to stop on your marks AND cleans tires
 
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