TDK Repair Odorless Traction Sauce

Sometimes walking through the pits at an RC race will make you want to gag. The smell can be just too much. It’s not the racers that stink. Well, maybe it is in the middle of August, but most often it’s everybody applying their secret sauce of traction compound. Add in some tire warmers, heat guns and spinning tires to “burn” in the sauce and you have a lot of chemical fumes in the air. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know this stuff isn’t good to breathe in.

While there are odorless tire softeners available, the Odorless Traction Sauce from TDK Repair is the first biodegradable, environmentally friendly and safe tire traction compound that we know of. Described as medium aggressive, it comes in a 4 oz. recyclable tin can with applicator swab. Bonus: it’s made in the USA.

From TDK Repair:

TDK felt like there was something wrong with the tire sauce industry. Plastic bottles filled with extremely volatile substances. You know the fumes that fill the track on a race night, have you ever considered what you’re smelling? Many times its a mixture of highly hazerdous materials such as WD-40, Liquid Wrench, Diesel Fuel, Kerosene, Belt Conditioner, Distilled Turpentine, Windex, Lighter Fluid, ATF, Acetone, and Rosin.

If you look up the Saftey Data Sheets for these products you will soon find that these products are not just stinky but dangerous. Many of them have laundry list of hazards attached to them such as – skin corrosion/irritation, serious eye damage/eye irritation, reproductive toxicity (fertility), specific target organ toxicity, single exposure aspiration hazard.

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Matt Higgins About the Author: Matt has over 30 years of experience in RC and has worked professionally in media for two decades. Matt enjoys everything from racing to rock crawling to bashing, and he believes RC should be all about having fun. Matt is as at home covering a world championship in an exotic country as he is showing a new hobbyist how to set gear mesh. His desire to share the hobby with as many people as possible inspired him to create RC Truck Stop and

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