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      06-15-2011, 01:32 PM   #1
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Tape those wheel weights down!

Most of you track junkies know this already, but for new young pups like me...put tape over your wheel balancing weights before hitting the track. I learned the hard way last week when I took off my track wheels at the end of the day and half of the weights fell off.

Oh, and another thing, let the wheels cool off a bit before swapping back to your street setup. Those piping hot lugnuts burn!
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Most of you track junkies know this already, but for new young pups like me...put tape over your wheel balancing weights before hitting the track. I learned the hard way last week when I took off my track wheels at the end of the day and half of the weights fell off.

Oh, and another thing, let the wheels cool off a bit before swapping back to your street setup. Those piping hot lugnuts burn!
I taped with the sillver reflective the weights last weekend and the tape & weights are gone.I made quite an effort to clean the wheels with brake clean in the area to be taped.WTF?My 18's do not have a very large air gap to the 380 mm setup that I am running so I am now wondering if there is a fix for this issue.I am running RS29's.
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Isn't that tape suppose to melt onto the wheel weight?
I'm thinking they for knocked off pretty early.
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subscribed for a reliable solution. Same issue drives me mad. Weights also sometimes damage wheel finish when flying out.

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You should use aluminum foil tape. I had the same problem with the weight's adhesive melting and coming off at the track. Since then I've covered the weights with the foil tape, and no problems since.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=474288
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You should use aluminum foil tape. I had the same problem with the weight's adhesive melting and coming off at the track. Since then I've covered the weights with the foil tape, and no problems since.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=474288
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