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Old 02-10-2019, 09:14 PM
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For those that have tracked your Zís with the Cup 2ís, have you had any issues with an excessive build-up of rubber from the track? If so, what have you done to fix the problem? Thanks!
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:25 AM
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Picking up slag on cool down laps can be a problem - try to drive The Line even on cool down laps, if possible.. I assume you are using these for the drive home. If you have this issue while on track, it's an indication you aren't pushing the tire hard enough.

Take a sharp putty knife or a razor scraping tool and cut them off. It is a bit labor intensive, but you'll never get the tire hot enough on the street to scrub them off.

Another PIA is all the rubber chunks that stick to the barrel - you can use a plastic scraper for those.

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Good advice from Dan. All I can add is to heat the rubber with a heat gun just enough to soften the excess rubber. It will then come off very easy.
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Thanks for the advice, I did locate a tire scraper specifically for removing built up track rubber, only issues is it is 220v.
I also asked Michelin, and the customer service rep said he has heard of customers using a pressure washer - I think I will try a heat gun and a scraper.
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I do the same thing that Lawdogg does. I do it on my lift at eye level. It's a little tough on your hands with the putty knife even with the heat gun.
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