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Tyre prep is always a great watch.

A 50/50 mix of NSR light oil and lighter fluid works great, give the mix a good shake, it'll take a few hours to dissolve and mix properly. After lightly coating the tyres and rubbing it in wait for at least 30 minutes before driving the car. Grip lasts a few races.

Tea Tree oil works very well, as does Olbas Oil but grip only really lasts a minute or two.

Long term treatment...3 in 1 oil applied every day for a week.

Koala Klaws works very quickly but grip is short lived.

...whatever treatment you use, the tyres needs to be bone dry before putting the car on the track.
 

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A 50/50 mix of NSR light oil and lighter fluid works great, give the mix a good shake, it'll take a few hours to dissolve and mix properly. After lightly coating the tyres and rubbing it in wait for at least 30 minutes before driving the car. Grip lasts a few races.
For my Revoslot, Policar F1 and BRM cars I currently rub a small amount of NSR oil on the tyres and let it sit for 30mins or if I am organised I do it the night before racing. The grip seems to be pretty good. Interest to try the mix or lighter fluid and NSR oil - does this wear the tyres out quicker - as in do you need to change your tyres after one race.

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Well, someone - no names, no pack drill - implied this would be a, and I quote, a "good watch".

They lied.:mad:

Whilst entertaining it is, in fact a prime example of why I do not look to YouTube for help 'n' guidance with... anything.

Jesus H! Over thirty seconds of beats, channel ident and intro nonsense before a hint of the titular content. Mind, I did snigger when the presenter said, after rapping his knuckles I think, 'Anyway, we're going to get through this intro'.

Well, yes. Eventually.

But roughly three minutes actually focused on the content out of a total runtime of seven and a half is not a 'good watch' in this household.

Shaking my head in disbelief.:rolleyes:
 

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Well, someone - no names, no pack drill - implied this would be a, and I quote, a "good watch".

They lied.:mad:

Whilst entertaining it is, in fact a prime example of why I do not look to YouTube for help 'n' guidance with... anything.

Jesus H! Over thirty seconds of beats, channel ident and intro nonsense before a hint of the titular content. Mind, I did snigger when the presenter said, after rapping his knuckles I think, 'Anyway, we're going to get through this intro'.

Well, yes. Eventually.

But roughly three minutes actually focused on the content out of a total run time of seven and a half is not a 'good watch' in this household.

Shaking my head in disbelief.:rolleyes:
Without falling out with someone let's quickly remind ourselves of someone's recent thread complaining of a lack of input on the forums and wonder if receiving unwarranted follow ups like that is helping matters. :unsure:
 

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Tee, hee. I don't think thee an' me will ever fall out, Kevan.

Likely we'll rarely agree but actually come to fisticuffs? I don't think so. Well, I'll not throw the first punch 'cos I like the view up on the moral high ground. 馃

Anyhoo, re-read my post and the facts - totally warranted feedback. I'd say.

Cut the fluff. Cut to the chase. 馃檹
 

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Tyre prep is always a great watch.

A 50/50 mix of NSR light oil and lighter fluid works great, give the mix a good shake, it'll take a few hours to dissolve and mix properly. After lightly coating the tyres and rubbing it in wait for at least 30 minutes before driving the car. Grip lasts a few races.

Tea Tree oil works very well, as does Olbas Oil but grip only really lasts a minute or two.

Long term treatment...3 in 1 oil applied every day for a week.

Koala Klaws works very quickly but grip is short lived.

...whatever treatment you use, the tyres needs to be bone dry before putting the car on the track.
I'm not sure if he wants anything to do with slot car tires!
John.
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Well, someone - no names, no pack drill - implied this would be a, and I quote, a "good watch".

They lied.:mad:

Whilst entertaining it is, in fact a prime example of why I do not look to YouTube for help 'n' guidance with... anything.

Jesus H! Over thirty seconds of beats, channel ident and intro nonsense before a hint of the titular content. Mind, I did snigger when the presenter said, after rapping his knuckles I think, 'Anyway, we're going to get through this intro'.

Well, yes. Eventually.

But roughly three minutes actually focused on the content out of a total runtime of seven and a half is not a 'good watch' in this household.

Shaking my head in disbelief.:rolleyes:
We aim to please most 馃ぃ馃ぃ
 
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