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Thread: IMCA Mod tires

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    IMCA Mod tires

    Our race season is pretty much over for the year. I am wondering what I should do with my good tires over the winter? Is there any tire chemicals that I can use to maintain tire quality over the winter? I don't really want to soften much, just keep them from drying out, adding some bite isn't a bad thing either.

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    There sure are. And some are very good at doing what they do.
    Probably every prep manufacturer/tire guy has their own prep for tire storage.
    Some guys simply soak their tires in WD-40.
    We have our own tire storage prep, Pink Panther Thick Formula, which has more heavy oils in it than any other prep out there, and I feel that it does a great job at preserving your tires.

    Keep your tires out of extreme temperature changes.
    Sand/grind your tires to open them up a bit.
    Wipe some prep on the tread of the tire, wrap in tire wrap (or Saran wrap.)
    Then bag them up in black trash bags (typically used for leaves). Get as much air out of the bag as you can, and seal them up.

    In the spring they'll feel as good, or better, than new.

    If you have any questions about our prep specifically, please don't hesitate to call our shop.


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    I shot you an email Brian!

    Thank you!

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    Our Tire Tuff has always been a really good conditioner for storing tires.
    Chris Harris
    www.tracktac.com
    www.venomjuice.com
    charris@attl.com
    336-474-3500 (W)
    336-345-0445 (C)

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    Does it have any tendencies to soften a tire or create bite over a period of time? (4-5 months)

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    Its not going to soften but it will add grip. If you are looking for something thats going to build a lot of bite and condition I would go with the Tire Tuff Mint.
    Chris Harris
    www.tracktac.com
    www.venomjuice.com
    charris@attl.com
    336-474-3500 (W)
    336-345-0445 (C)

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