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    Default Anyone have trouble with Ballast Star product for loading tires ??

    Dealer is including loaded tires with new purchase of L5740, and they use a product from Ballast Star, I imagine it's Citrastar-50 ?? They claim it's not corrosive but from what I've read here and elsewhere it seems to be calcium chloride with a rust inhibitor added, probably an oil of some kind...

    Not planning on running tubes in the R-4 tires, and just wondering if anyone has had any bad results with this product??

    Thanks in advance for your response.

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    Default Re: Anyone have trouble with Ballast Star product for loading tires ??

    If you have any choice, select RimGuard... Great stuff no problems handling, clean up or anything. Plus it is heavier. KennyV

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    Default Re: Anyone have trouble with Ballast Star product for loading tires ??

    Quote Originally Posted by PRF View Post
    Dealer is including loaded tires with new purchase of L5740, and they use a product from Ballast Star, I imagine it's Citrastar-50 ?? They claim it's not corrosive but from what I've read here and elsewhere it seems to be calcium chloride with a rust inhibitor added, probably an oil of some kind...

    Not planning on running tubes in the R-4 tires, and just wondering if anyone has had any bad results with this product??

    Thanks in advance for your response.
    Quote Originally Posted by SPYDERLK View Post
    * CaCl corrosivity can be reduced by making it alkaline with lime and adding a little sodium chromate [Na2CrO4].
    Larry
    I would be interested in what Citrastar is using.
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    Default Re: Anyone have trouble with Ballast Star product for loading tires ??

    Quote Originally Posted by KennyV View Post
    If you have any choice, select RimGuard... Great stuff no problems handling, clean up or anything. Plus it is heavier. KennyV
    I'm going to call and try to find the nearest RimGuard dealer, seems to be the best option.. Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by SPYDERLK View Post
    I would be interested in what Citrastar is using.
    larry
    I'm trying to find that out, but finding different answers...

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