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Old 12-03-2017, 06:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, it's not secret that new tracks for older snowmobiles are hard to come by. Has anyone ever thought about "re-vulcanizing" the old tracks in some way? Can they be heated and re-impregnated with rejuvenating chemicals? There's also cold-vulcanizing compounds that are available. Has anyone ever tried this?

Found a site called yourtireshopsupply dot com and they have a lot of stuff. Yes, it's for tires but there are a lot of products on there that I wonder if they could be used to breathe new life into older tracks.

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I once had a track that had a large hole ripped in the middle from a pipe just below the snow. The tire shop I use at work was able to vulcanize it. This is a commercial tire shoo that does retreading. They were able to match the tread pretty darn close. This track was only a year old when it happened. Whether or not they could do a trick like that on an old track is another question.
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Sounds like it would be a huge pain if even possible. I've got to think new or custom drivers and a modern track would be less hassle
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My husband had that done in NH, it lasted maybe 400 miles.

Had I believe 3 places they "welded" it.

Replace the track. It's very difficult towing on the rails.
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So, it's not secret that new tracks for older snowmobiles are hard to come by. Has anyone ever thought about "re-vulcanizing" the old tracks in some way? Can they be heated and re-impregnated with rejuvenating chemicals? There's also cold-vulcanizing compounds that are available. Has anyone ever tried this?

Found a site called yourtireshopsupply dot com and they have a lot of stuff. Yes, it's for tires but there are a lot of products on there that I wonder if they could be used to breathe new life into older tracks.

Thoughts?
Waste of time and money. What sled do you need a track for?
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