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Tire glue...help - 03.09.2011, 09:55 PM

Ok, so I have to glue some tires. I hate doing this.

New rims, and used tires, but the beads are in decent shape.

I know to wipe off the wheels, hit them with a scuff pad and wipe em again. Cleanliness is next to pimpiness, dawg!

And I guess I will do the same to the used tires, most if not all of the old ca is off them.

My main question is what tire glue should I go with? I like to use the thin stuff when gluing new tires, but thinking that a med (gap filling) ca would be better for the used tires... maybe?

Also, since I do not have a decent lhs, is there a ca product sold at the hardware store that I can substitue for the "hobby branded" ca glues? I know crazy glue is basically really thin CA, and I have been using it recently (cause it was in the fridge and had not gone bad). I really do not want to order glue and then end up with some 6 month old crap that has all but gone off.
   
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03.09.2011, 10:06 PM

I find the AKA tire glue to be about the best. If you need something thicker, I like the black "rc branded" stuff.
   
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03.09.2011, 10:07 PM

I've glued hundreds of tires over the years and have tried all the CA's availible and I'm happiest with ZAP brand glue. Try to clean up the tire bead best as possible with a small sanding drum and clean with alcohol or brake/carb cleaner. It's a great solvent and dries super fast but since you own a shop any of the reducers will do the same. The thin CA should be fine, use some rubber bands to hold tires firmly to rims till the CA sets up.

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03.09.2011, 10:08 PM

It's a good idea to wipe both surfaces with alcohol (after the initial wipe/scuff/wipe) to make sure no residues are there to interfere with the CA glue.

I would stick with the thin CA glue. The medium/thick CA will not wick into the joint between the rim and tire. Krazy Glue works good for me, too. Even the $0.50 little metal tubes of super glue at Walmart work fine. CA is CA.


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03.09.2011, 10:16 PM

I use CA with a rubberizing compound for gluing tires. It has worked best for me and I know several local guys who use it when cutting and resizing crawler tires.


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03.09.2011, 11:40 PM

Thanks for the input guys. I will have to hit up ace and see what they have to offer.
   
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I have a LHS 10 minutes from me. If you ever want CA I can get it and will ship it to you at cost. Not looking to make money but I will gladly help out any of the RC-monster family that I can


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I have always used Insta-Flex+ rubberized CA from Bob Smith Industries. They are a US-based company started by a RC plane hobbyist. I threw some into my cart the first time I ordered from HK a few years back and have been using it ever since. Works excellently, enough that I've never really bothered to try any other tire glues. If it ain't broke... plus if I can support a US company while still ordering from HK all the better!

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Gorilla - 03.10.2011, 09:15 AM

Hey James try using the "Gorilla" brand superglue. It is a bit thicker than regular CA glue and seems to hold up better from my experience. I still have a few sets of glued tires around, but most of our collection is beadlocks now. The glued tires are still holding though.


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03.10.2011, 10:30 AM

Alrighty!!! Good info fellas, keep it coming!

I have quite a few tires to glue so I will see what the local hardware store has and try a few different products.
   
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I have always used Insta-Flex+ rubberized CA from Bob Smith Industries. They are a US-based company started by a RC plane hobbyist. I threw some into my cart the first time I ordered from HK a few years back and have been using it ever since. Works excellently, enough that I've never really bothered to try any other tire glues. If it ain't broke... plus if I can support a US company while still ordering from HK all the better!

http://www.bsi-inc.com/Pages/hobby/ca.html
Simplechamp, I believe that IC-2000, earlier version of insta flex+ is stronger and more flexible because it has more rubber. The only drawback with IC-2000 is just the color, its black. Bob Smith came out with the insta flex+ which is clear so that people can use this just like other CA.
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