With preps being open karting when you arrive at the track with known close tire duro's and basic inside and outside prepping taken care of, wouldn't the standard at track wipe on simply be the old standard Toluene and ATF?
interesting. thanksPaul I feel like anymore people that are using homebrews are less and less. Everyone claims the store bought stuff is "better" for us and doesn't damage the tire. And like you have found by posting this question very few have knowledge of the homebrew game, the few that do rarely respond anymore
I'm mainly asking about how much ATF to put in the ToluenePaul I will see if I can find in my notes from 15 years ago what I used and amounts. Toulene, xylene, marvel mystery oil, vmp naptha, wd40, atf, hotlap 2 were the main things I had ever used in varying combinations. If my memory is correct I also was told about something involving kerosene or diesel don't remember which for sure and never pursued it.
Good info Brian but I have to ask how 16oz and 48oz can equal 128oz (1 gallon)?Toluene will soften and drive other preps into the rubber.
ATF is used as an oil additive to put oils back in the rubber. It also softens some, and adds bite.
More toluene = more softening.
More ATF = more conditioning/oils.
Play with the amounts that you want to use.
Start with a blend of around 16 ounces of ATF : 48 ounces of toluene will make 1 gal.
There are MANY different "red" preps that people use and I seriously doubt that two of them are the same.
I know that our Pink Panther is "similar" to Jerry Welch's red, Sheldon Gecker's red, and SBR's red from the late 80's early '90s.
We still offer it, but it is not the chemicals that you have listed.
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What observed track conditions might show a need for more ATF and what would make you think less is needed?The mix you are referring to was more used internally than externally years ago, and some still internally use to this day.
As Chris mentioned, if used externally, Daytona be the track where most likely used.
As for mix ratio, that all depends on what you wanting to do to the tire. Anybody can mix something, but the correct mix can make all the difference in being at the front or running mid pack.
This might/maybe/prol not help Prep sellers since the ATF angle has been entered.What observed track conditions might show a need for more ATF and what would make you think less is needed?