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    • #55086
      Bob Spedding
      Participant

      With the season coming to an end I was wondering what the best way to store used tires. I know to wrap them in ceran wrap but is there anything I need to spray them with or what?

      thank you

    • #55094
      Ted Hamilton
      Participant

      I’d spray / wipe a light coat of WD-40…and store >50*F.

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    • #55100
      William Martin
      Participant

      The 5 gallon buckets for paint make pretty good storage containers for tires. Be sure to use the ones with the O-ring sealed lid. Keeping air & sunlight away from the rubber does a lot for longevity. One front & one rear tire per bucket…

      Bill

    • #55146
      Bob Spedding
      Participant

      Thanks. I’ll spray them down lightly with wd40, wrap them in syran wrap and store them in my basement.  Does that sound like the best thing to do? I don’t really have enough buckets for storing them.

    • #55317
      Walt Gifford
      Participant

      You don’t need to do anything to store a tire but here’s what I do. Take the tires off the wheels, turn them around and put them back on the wheels, then put them back on the kart on the opposite sides. Get a heat gun and a scraper and clean the clag off then wash with trac tac blue tire wash after it’s dry wrap in cling wrap then shrink the wrap with the heat gun. next year take the plastic off and brush on one coat of trac tac SST a week before the track. Then the day of the race I throw the tires away and mount a new set.

      Gif

      FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
      Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
      Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
      41 years karting experience

    • #55427
      John Mulvihill
      Participant

      Double bag in dark green trash bags.  Suck air out of bags with a shop vac and keep in a cool place.

      John

    • #55758
      Simon Perez
      Participant

      Which model do you use ?? I want advice

    • #55763
      Walt Gifford
      Participant

      Miranda Kerr is pretty good.

      FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
      Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
      Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
      41 years karting experience

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