slick treatment

Old 02-04-2010, 01:21 PM
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Anyone ever hear of putting a coating of dish soap inside of your slicks to prolong there life?
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Old 02-04-2010, 01:34 PM
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The soap is to seal the slick so it can be run tubeless. Don't see how it would prolong life of the tire.
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Old 02-04-2010, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by bigtony
Anyone ever hear of putting a coating of dish soap inside of your slicks to prolong there life?
Nothing to do with longer tire life. The dish soap gets in the porosity of the thin sidewall and hopefully slows or prevents the normal slow leak down of racing slicks run tubeless. This needs to be done right when you mount the tire on the rim because the air pressure needs to drive the wet soap in the tire to seal it up. I used to do it and I think it slowed the pressure loss in the tire during the day at the track, when I ran small MT and Phoenix brand tires.
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:31 PM
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Kinda works like SLIME then ?
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by DrivingMissDD

Kinda works like SLIME then ?
Yup, just use Ivory dish washing liquid.
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Old 02-04-2010, 03:27 PM
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i can see it now some guy shutting down the track with soap all over the track LOL!!!!!
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:34 PM
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The soap dries in the tires. You just coat the inside of the tire with a thin coat to help seal it. I also used Ivory , doesn't harm the tire.
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:09 PM
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Yes the dishsoap slows air loss. Mine would be flat in a week. Now when i checked them last it had been over 3 months and were still holding air.
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Old 02-05-2010, 05:54 AM
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The slicks I have now hold air for a long time.I have never had them off since I bought the car.Will be putting on my new slicks soon,will be giving them the treatment.
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