How to Make Homemade Tire Softener

    Mix together a solution composed of 1/3 acetone, 1/3 mineral spirits and 1/3 transmission fluid. Be sure to create mixture in a well-ventilated area.

    Apply mixture to tires using rag or a paint roller.

    Allow tires to soak in mixture 15 to 30 minutes before racing.


  • Consider using masks and gloves to ensure the least amount of contact with the tire softener solution.


  • The use of tire softeners is banned at some racing forums.
  • Ingredients used in tire softeners can be dangerous and should always be used with caution.

Things Needed

  • Acetone
  • Mineral spirits
  • Transmission fluid
  • Rags or paint rollers

About the Author

Constance Courduff has been writing professionally since 2008 and enjoys publishing how-to articles for eHow. She holds over 12 years of professional experience in working with children and families and holds a Master of Human Service degree from Lincoln University.