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Old 08-26-2011, 06:05 PM   #16
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I scuff the wheel and tire with a dremel sanding drum, then clean with denatured alcohol. I've never had any problems with this method.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:13 PM   #17
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I heard nail polish remover works.....Im yet to try it but my friend said it works good
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:17 PM   #18
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:02 PM   #19
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I used a Dremel sanding wheel on both the wheel and the tire and then use the Lysol wipes for the kitchen to wipe everything off. Works like a charm
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windex and a CLEAN towel... not the oily one you just used to rebuild your diffs and shocks lol
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:15 PM   #21
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I scuff the rims and tires with abrasive sanding paper or a sanding drum. Before gluing, I wipe both with acetone.
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Old 08-27-2011, 12:47 AM   #22
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Loctite 406, it's all you need
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Old 08-27-2011, 01:02 AM   #23
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This all I use, its the best glue I found period! tried all the hobby shop stuff some better then others, this stuff is the best. I don't prep the surfaces anymore.
http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/sg_...ofessional.htm

you can get it anywhere, home depot, lowes, walmart, etc.

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if you use brake cleaner be sure to use non-chlorinated.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:23 AM   #25
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I think the carb cleaner is your problem. Like someone already mentioned carbon cleaner also has some oil in it to lubricate the parts of the carb. Brake parts cleaner is specifically made to leave no residue so that the brake parts work properly.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:49 PM   #26
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Man every method on this thread sounds great. I wish I had all this info when I first started racing. LOL
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:23 AM   #27
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This all I use, its the best glue I found period! tried all the hobby shop stuff some better then others, this stuff is the best. I don't prep the surfaces anymore.
http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/sg_...ofessional.htm

you can get it anywhere, home depot, lowes, walmart, etc.
Denatured Alcohol + the above glue is what you want to use.
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windex and a CLEAN towel... not the oily one you just used to rebuild your diffs and shocks lol
LMAO now thats a classic one
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:18 PM   #29
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Rubbing alcohol and locktite glue. Never had a tire give yet.

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Old 08-30-2011, 09:52 PM   #30
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windex and a CLEAN towel... not the oily one you just used to rebuild your diffs and shocks lol
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I used to use denatured alcohol religiously but I tried window cleaner and noticed an improvement. I got this advice several times from very experienced racers. They said make sure use window cleaner with amonia. it's the ammonia that seems to make a difference.

spray the whole tire even the pins. it removes the mold release compound and makes them grip better
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