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Author Topic: Tires - Heat Gun or Grinding Wheel? Both?  (Read 2221 times)
TQ97
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« on: August 31, 2009, 09:10:52 PM »

What's the advantages or disadvantages?  Obviously the heat gun cleans the tires off...but does it put another heat cycle in them as well?   What about grinding?   I saw that done at the indoor shows and then yesterday saw go karts use the grinder as well.   Thoughts? 
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009, 10:05:46 AM »

I generally used a heat scraper to get off built up rubber and the grinder to scuff new tires.  After they have been raced, the grinder seems to just smear the rubber around and I prefer to remove the built up rubber.
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009, 09:26:38 PM »

When grinding, what do you use? Flap disk? with what grit?
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2009, 09:44:56 PM »

scuffing new tires I use the flap disk with fine to medium, nothing to rough.
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