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Old 06-09-2012, 08:41 AM   #1
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Rubber build up at the track

Whats your solution for rubber build up when you hit the track? I used to use the blue tape, but in photos it looks like crap. Any other solutions
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:52 AM   #2
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Geddex burnout guard.... Pam cooking spray
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:04 AM   #3
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I just orders some of that from Jegs, but wasn't sure if it would work well. I use Pan on everything, 4wheelers, tractors, steaks, ect..... didnt want to put in on the car, but its worth a try i guess.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:14 AM   #4
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I put on the zl1 splash guards and made some for the fronts. That helped a ton. I also have xpel clear guard on the gills and behind the rear wheels to protect the paint.

A few Weeks ago at the track this guy with a Lotus was using clear vehicle wrap that held up the whole day. It was amazing how dirty it got by the end.

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Old 06-09-2012, 09:17 AM   #5
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appreciate it. I'll have to look into it
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:53 PM   #6
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Nice coating of Pledge and don't wipe it off... leaves your car lemony fresh! After the track it all washes off...
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:57 PM   #8
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Pam works just fine.
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:24 PM   #9
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I use the wide blue painter's tape.
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:57 PM   #10
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I use the wide blue painter's tape.
Would any of that rubber be from your new slicks ?
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:12 PM   #11
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I had the guy who does my business cards print of some of these on a peel and stick plastic that I throw away after each night at the track. It protects from stone chips too and looks good.
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I think some folks also use WD40.
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WD40 will help remove. The new Mothers R3 Racing Rubber Remover works well too.

I did not like burnout guard and I hated the painters tape in pictures. I have not tried Pam or Pledge yet. The other one is to put a coat of wax and let it haze and not remove it until it's time to remove the rubber.

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Fast cars have rubber on the quarter panels...you sissies need to knock it off.
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:53 PM   #16
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Fast cars have rubber on the quarter panels...you sissies need to knock it off.
As well as the fender wells & exhaust.

When i had the comp cat back put on the newb trainee at the shop was all like hey i think you have a leak or something. Look at all this black stuff all over your mufflers and things.
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Which is why I gave up and just try to get off what I can when I clean the car....

The wheel wells, exhaust and underneath is just undercoating in my opinion...
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Which is why I gave up and just try to get off what I can when I clean the car....

The wheel wells, exhaust and underneath is just undercoating in my opinion...
It does hold down on the rock chips with sticky tires on the way back to the pits...
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I just spray it off at a car wash.
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The peel off protection cover things look like they would be a great idea! Is that just static cling material? I have a roll of that stuff, I might have to try it. I used it to to put my vinyl track numbers on so I didn't have to write all over my car with shoe polish marker, as I'm pretty bad about cleaning it off.

The splash guards seem to work very well keeping the rubber off the quarter panels. I had almost none at all on there after making about 30 passes one weekend. Pic below of the rubber I pulled out of the wheel wells and splash guards after that weekend.
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I think some folks also use WD40.
That is what I have used in the past and it worked pretty good.

I sprayed the car before I hit the track then the rubber can be washed off easily.
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Does anybody know if Pam or WD40 is safe for a car with clear bra? Tried painter's tape and it (1) looks like crap and (2) tends to blow off at speed.
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