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is there any way to improve the grip of the wheel's rubber?
« on: October 19, 2009, 07:55:44 AM »
my sumo robot have a problem with the rubber of the wheel. it lack of grip that unable it to perform to its best. everytime i must clean the rubber before i can give it a demo run.. any way to improve the friction problem? thanks

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Re: is there any way to improve the grip of the wheel's rubber?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2009, 05:01:13 PM »
Something us old-timers are aware of...
Go to your local auto parts store and get "belt dressing".
It was used on cars' fan belts in a time before toothed serpentine belts.  It makes the rubber sticky for awhile.

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Re: is there any way to improve the grip of the wheel's rubber?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009, 03:15:53 AM »
Something us old-timers are aware of...
Go to your local auto parts store and get "belt dressing".
It was used on cars' fan belts in a time before toothed serpentine belts.  It makes the rubber sticky for awhile.


sorry. i like to ask where should i apply the belt dressing? on the metal wheel??

furthermore, i check on the internet. they say belt dressing make the belt worse. is that true? i very confuse now.
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Re: is there any way to improve the grip of the wheel's rubber?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2009, 07:19:43 PM »
Given that I said "It makes the rubber sticky for awhile.", you should apply it to the RUBBER.


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Re: is there any way to improve the grip of the wheel's rubber?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2009, 07:35:36 PM »
oh. thank you. the stupid auntie at the auto parts shop tell me apply on the metal.. damn her.

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Re: is there any way to improve the grip of the wheel's rubber?
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2009, 05:47:41 AM »
sorry to bother u again.. i apply the belt dressing on the rubber. its like abit oily.. do i need to wait for it to dry??
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Re: is there any way to improve the grip of the wheel's rubber?
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2009, 08:32:15 PM »
I would just let it soak in for a few minutes, then run the wheels.  After the oily film is gone, they should be stickier.

 


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