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Old 01-26-2015, 10:13 AM
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Default Re: Friction Drive In The Rain

I don't think you can dry a tire fast enough/completely enough with a secondary roller, brush etc. to eliminate slippage though its a cool thought, it just takes a small bit of moisture. The grit roller like SB made and the one I have with the bonded section of sanding belt will positively drive in wet conditions. Tire wear is not bad in the wet as the water lubes. Its pretty rapid in the dry. I swap the roller as conditions warrant, not running the grit roller as soon as the road dries. Still wonder about the Never Wet. Check out the commercial where the guy sticks his treated shoe in the runny mud and pulls it out clean! Wondering if the centrifugal force of the spinning tire would clear the water. A daydream Im sure.
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