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Paul Gage has been making urethane tires for many years now. Paul lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba and his tires have become very popular with home racers as replacements for most of the original tires that come with the various cars available on the market. Paul Gage tires are also available for most aftermarket wheels such as CB Design, Slot.it, NSR and Sloting Plus. Urethane tires are perfect for most track surfaces and are pretty forgiving if there's some dust in the track environment.
Paul Gage Tires all have a rounded profile on the outside and have a very flat and shiny traction surface (the inside profile is rougher, from the moulding process). Urethane tires are easy to sand and profile the way you want them to be.
Paul Gage tires use "intelligent" part numbers that describe information about a given tire and the wheel(s) that tire is designed to fit. Part numbers will also designate the compound and may include suffixes that provide additional information about a given tire. We've put together a one-page chart that summarizes this information - we recommend printing a copy and spending a couple of minutes becoming familiar with the part numbering scheme. Use the following link to view/download the chart.
For most applications, once installed all you need to do is sand the tire lightly to true it up and remove any convex or concave centers and away you go. For front tires, some racers like to coat the treads with clear nail hardner polish.
Note that you can often use a tire designed for a wheel with a slightly wider center rib (perhaps to get a desired o.d., width or look/profile); however, you'll need to center the tire on the wheel with the narrower center rib and then glue it to the wheel. If you wish to glue the tire on, start by cleaning the tire with acetone, lightly sand the bead on the hub, paint a generous layer of clear nail polish on the inside bead of the hub, paint the outside bead of the tire, and mount the tire. Allow one hour to dry, sand them true, and away you go!
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