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Old 04-30-2009, 07:19 AM   #1
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On one of my 1/8 scale buggy rims it has a crack along the inside outer edge where the wheel is glued too . Seems like a pretty common spot from other rims I have seen. what do you do to repair this? Is it primarily super glue or something else.
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I would remove the rubber from the rim and get a new rim.

I don't trust rebuilding a rim.
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I would remove the rubber from the rim and get a new rim.

I don't trust rebuilding a rim.
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Rims take a ton of abuse. Gluing a cracked rim + the worry if it's gonna hold up in a race isn't worth it IMO.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:15 AM   #6
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On one of my 1/8 scale buggy rims it has a crack along the inside outer edge where the wheel is glued too . Seems like a pretty common spot from other rims I have seen. what do you do to repair this? Is it primarily super glue or something else.
I've used super glue with some success, but I normally wont race on a cracked rim. Maybe use that set for practice. Its always a bummer to lose a rim...
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+4 on replace. Buy quality rims when you buy them... Proline, Werks, Losi are all pretty good.
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Risk losing a main (and possibly severely damaging your vehicle) by repairing a rim, or buy a new set for $14 and have the assurance of the new rims. I would buy a few sets of rims/tires and replace them as they break.
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yea just replace the rim
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I'll make it unanimous....looks like your buying new rims
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I will chime in with buy a new rim. I have cleaned and glued with AKA CA and had good luck but it is not worth it as stated above.
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On one of my 1/8 scale buggy rims it has a crack along the inside outer edge where the wheel is glued too . Seems like a pretty common spot from other rims I have seen. what do you do to repair this? Is it primarily super glue or something else.
drill a smale hole at the end of the crack, glue it and it should work, I've done this and it worked, better than having to replace it if you don't have to.
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drill a smale hole at the end of the crack, glue it and it should work, I've done this and it worked, better than having to replace it if you don't have to.


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Makes sense to drill a small hole at the leading edge of the crack to stop it from getting any worse, do it in metal and such so I don't see why it wouldn't work.

However, I still agree that you should just replace the rim. No point in risking damage to your kit.
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