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track spraying for grip test

Postby chasingthepack » 22 Sep 2014, 21:03

anyone fancy having a go this weekend as there is no racing to disrupt if it all goes wrong,coke can be expensive for the club so sugar and bleach should be a better option,but these things need to be tested first imo,so whos available for a grip test? glen you can have use of my car if you can make it,id like to see how different things give up the best grip and dry quickly
,im having a guess Ben H that this will be ok to do?

also if this is to go ahead i think we should have a rota of those who can/will do it,ben has enough to do as it is, it could be done on sat afternoon,so whos putting there name up?

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Re: track spraying for grip test

Postby Remo » 22 Sep 2014, 22:27

Richard, I'm don't think the system is 100% ready yet as the last time I checked they were looking for a trolley or some sort or a mobility vehicle to mount the spray system on. The electric sprayer also needs a 12V lead acid battery to power the pump which is mounted on a 70 litre tank lol, so I doubt anyone would want to strap all that on their back lol.

Once all mounted it needs to be set up for the correct spray width and height to the ground. I would suggest to try with the tested leaded cola, the ASDA/Lidl stuff is cheap and soluble... so for now let's not mess around with bleach in a public area ok? I agree this weekend is a good time to source the missing bits and do some ste up if possible, shame I am abroad so perhaps chat with Nick about trolley (or mobility vehicle) since he is the treasurer :)
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Re: track spraying for grip test

Postby scott stokes » 23 Sep 2014, 08:12

Would a wheel barrow work Iam always throwing them in our skips
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Re: track spraying for grip test

Postby chasingthepack » 23 Sep 2014, 18:03

remo,i have 2 batterys sat in my back room ready for the job,and did you not know that the track gets bleached on a regular basis to keep the moss and the bugs at bay,at the ess they used a cola/bleach mix,i can just see the ants that live on the inner sweeper having a buffet on all the cola,scott,i think something with more than one wheel is needed
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Re: track spraying for grip test

Postby Remo » 23 Sep 2014, 19:37

Scott sadly we need 4 wheels as tank is heavy and we want to have a constant spray height etc.

Richard, no I wasn't aware it was bleached regularly. I understand a small amount of bleach was added to the liquid to prevent the liquids from breeding bacteria, that is normal if any liquids is to be left in the tank for a period of time. I think the track has gotten better since thinning of the trees allowing more light hitting the track over summer.
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Re: track spraying for grip test

Postby scott stokes » 23 Sep 2014, 20:57

Old shopping trolley ????????????? what are we looking for so i can keep an eye out on sites i vist
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Re: track spraying for grip test

Postby Remo » 23 Sep 2014, 21:30

Shopping trolley may be a hand full since they often have a mind of their own, especially around the sweeper, so two wheel steering will do!

In my opinion something like this would be ideal for ease of storage:

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Re: track spraying for grip test

Postby scott stokes » 23 Sep 2014, 22:03

Ill keep my eye out this week on a few sites i am visiting ,keep you informed if i come across anything
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Re: track spraying for grip test

Postby Remo » 23 Sep 2014, 22:07

im away from tomo, just let Nick and Co know.
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Re: track spraying for grip test

Postby noreHneB » 24 Sep 2014, 20:14

I'll be at the track Saturday morning for the usual, to be honest we do not know the consumption rate of the new sprayer it might only need half the capacity or less to cover the whole track...I do know that I'll need to get the moss killer out before it starts to creep through to much.
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Re: track spraying for grip test

Postby chasingthepack » 24 Sep 2014, 21:06

hopefully ill be down sat as well with the 12v batteries and trolley just to do the test,have you got the cola yet ben? the idea was to spray it down sat let dry and run the cars,then back on sunday and see what we have
will anyone else be bringing there cars down for the test??
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Re: track spraying for grip test

Postby noreHneB » 26 Sep 2014, 19:22

Cola has been left in the garden overnight to calm down, what sort of time are we going to aim for?
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Re: track spraying for grip test

Postby chasingthepack » 26 Sep 2014, 23:54

i was planning for 9am,but i have some paperwork to sign at 10 am so hoping that wont take too long and ill come down after so by 11 ,will that be ok ben,sorry for the late notice
the 12volts are on charge so will be ready for the morning
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Re: track spraying for grip test

Postby chasingthepack » 27 Sep 2014, 17:30

if anyone wants to test their cars tomorrow the track has been prepped,phase one complete,the sprayer does a briliant job,need to iron out the tweaks but it works well,nearly the width of the track
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Re: track spraying for grip test

Postby chasingthepack » 27 Sep 2014, 22:17

pics of the track after cols prep
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