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Has anyone tried this? If so how did it go?

 

I tried some today and found it works good as long as you kinda bunch it up to make it wider.

Tested on a braided timber track for only about 2 hours.


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Only as a last resort in my opinion.....it is a poor cousin to what some of the name brands offer.


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Yes it certainly is more economical. I guess for me I'm looking for longevity and reliability rather than say a sprint / race scenario.

 

We've got another 6 hr session today, so I'll see how it goes compared to the known slot car types of braid.


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Thanks for your input guys,

I appreciate it may not be suitable for everyone's needs.

 

We've just finished the 6 hr session and I'm happy to continue using the solder wick for braid. I did not have to touch the test car braids in the whole 6hrs. The wick I was given is 2.0mm however I'll order some 3.5mm and try that as well.


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2mm wide or 2mm thick?

 

I've got some 5mm wide and it's too stiff to use. I use Slot.it braid - $12 for a metre.

 

If your braid is wearing out too quickly try setting the guide higher to take the weight off it. Normal braids should last a 6 hour enduro.


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