I use boots with a SPF of 40+ - good thick stuff and cheap. I find rubbing in a few minutes prior to racing gives a bit more grip - haven't done it so they had the lotion dry on them (will have to give it a go). However a good squirt of lighter fluid and then full throttle down the straight to centrifugually clean them is the best aide I have found.
Hope this doesn't turn in to a "LOTION / NO LOTION" debate like the one about the magnets in another thread on this forum!!! Some things never change, reminds me of the Goop/No Goop bebates of years gone by.
The first time i saw it used was by the 1/10 on road RC people on there UFRA [or what is now known by slotters as fish rubber] tyres in the early 90's, then there was bebate about what make and what factor was best! I use it mainly to freshen the tyres if they haven't been used for a while and sometimes before my heats at a race, depends on the track conditions at the time. It can also be used on certain rubber tyres, works well on Fly and the Airfix/Mrrc tyres.
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