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Old 06-15-2007, 06:56 PM   #1
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Default Mounting 1/8th scale tires

I can do 10th scale with my eyes closed, someware around 100 sets. I just tried to do my first 1/8th scale tires, and possibly ruened them. Please give me tips on mounting them.
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Old 06-15-2007, 07:07 PM   #2
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My first set I ever glued up came out nasty as well. I learned you NEED to use rubber bands to hold the tire to the rim and then just pull back the tire as you glue them.
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first i test fit the tires on the wheels to make sure i get the tire set all the way down in the bead, second i run my glue all around the inner bead quickly, third i strap a long zip tie around the edge of the tire before the glue starts to setup...i have found that you need to be really fast with all the steps....

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My first set I ever glued up came out nasty as well. I learned you NEED to use rubber bands to hold the tire to the rim and then just pull back the tire as you glue them.
Yeah, your first set was pretty Snaggled up. I think I made fun of them when I saw what a bang up job you did on em.

That's why I think the team losi glue kit is perfect for 1/8th tires. Big rubber bands, and that little tube gets glue in the right spots without any mess!
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so you don't put glue in the bead first? If that's the case, does it hold? I'll give it a shot, thanks.
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Try this:
Set up the tire/foam/wheel. Wrap a strong rubber band around the tire bead. Then lift the bead and put a drop of glue in the gap and tilt the wheel so the glue runs around the gap (you will be amazed by how far one drop will flow). Don't worry about the glue drying, that will happen when you let the tire down onto the rim. If you've done this carefully, the tire will be aligned on the edge of the rim and some excess glue will seep from the seam. Dab (don't wipe) the excess glue away and repeat until you have gotten around the wheel. Do one side of each of the other three and by the time you're done, the first one should be set enough to start on the other side of it. I have also been told that it is good if you can get the way inside edge of the tire glued into the rim first then repeat what I just typed but I have not tried that yet. Item of key importance: air is not primarily what sets CA glue, moisture is. If you breathe on the wheel like you were fogging some glasses to clean them it helps the glue on the outside set up faster.
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I use panther glue bands, kind of like a fancy rubber band with tabs molded around the outside, makes them easy to work with.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/2189
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what kind of glue have most of you been using???? lately ive been using Flash Black CA, it has black rubber mixed in with it....Ive had really good luck with FB....
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I use regular flash medium CA. I can't really see any need for the black, its just wasted money if you ask me. One thing that makes mounting 8th tires easier is to run a sanding drum on a dremel along the bead and thin them out a little bit, makes it easier to get the bead into the wheel. Plus the rough surface makes the glue really stick.
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I use regular flash medium CA. I can't really see any need for the black, its just wasted money if you ask me. One thing that makes mounting 8th tires easier is to run a sanding drum on a dremel along the bead and thin them out a little bit, makes it easier to get the bead into the wheel. Plus the rough surface makes the glue really stick.
Im going to have to try that
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first make sure that you get some denatured alcohol and wipe off the gluing surface of the wheel and the tire to get the non-stick residue from the mold off. this will ensure a stronger adhesion. next, i set up the tire/wheel/foam and wrap some thick rubber bands around the one side of the tire that i am gluing. i got the Team Losi tire gluing kit which comes with bands for both 1/8 and 1/10 tires and a bottle of glue. i prefer to use medium CA glue because it gives you some more time to fully seat the tire before it dries, unlike the thin CA which gives you milliseconds to do everything. i pick a common point on all of my wheels, usually where my vent holes are, so i know where to start on all of them. i pull back the tire bead, squeeze out some CA (it will spread well like mentioned above) and reseat the tire back on the wheel. i hold it firmly for 5 seconds and then move on to the next tire. i glue each tire at 90 degree increments and have found that this holds up fine with medium CA. i then get some thin CA glue and make a ring around the entire wheel/tire seam that ensures that no dirt works it way down into the bead.
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Check out my post on this.

http://rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=184940
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Dougg--- Hey man I was the same way when I went from 1/10th electric to 1/8th. First off prep the tire like you normally would, then place it on the wheel, then put the Panther 1/10th tire rings on. I know it sounds wierd but they work better then the 1/8th rings. Seat the tire then fold the bead back and apply Fusion glue to the channel of the rim, the quickly reseat the tire. Do this all the way around, and then when done add a small bead of glue around the rim where the tire and rim mesh together.
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Follow the link
http://nitrohouse.com/video_help.htm
I have NEVER blown a bead, glue jobs look sweet and takes less than 10 minutes to do a set of 4.
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