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Old 09-12-2011, 01:01 AM   #1
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Hey, Guys

Just wondering what tire glue you guys recommend? I know some guys recommend Loctite glue but which one? and some say AKA glue is the best so....?
Also wondering do you scuff the bead on both the wheel and tire with sand paper or just the tire?

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Hey, Guys

Just wondering what tire glue you guys recommend? I know some guys recommend Loctite glue but which one? and some say AKA glue is the best so....?
Also wondering do you scuff the bead on both the wheel and tire with sand paper or just the tire?

Cheers
Thin CA glue no matter the brand works best.. Make sure the tire and wheel are clean and some what roughed up.. The glue sticks better if it has a rougher surface to adhear to..
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Thin CA is only good IF you are an experienced tire gluer. Also, thin CA is only faster, not stronger. If you dont have the skills, you can easily ruin your tires and/or inserts with thin CA.
Tires/rims do not have to be scuffed for a secure bond. They do have to be very clean. I suggest brake cleaner. Some people say rubbing alcohol, but my opinion is that rubbing alcohol is for disinfecting, not cleaning off mold release.
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I've used about every CA glue out there and I can honestly say that sweep tire glue is the strongest I've ever used. Aka is good but its kinda thick and takes a little longer to dry, that's my thoughts on it anyway.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:53 AM   #5
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Don't scuff or clean AKA rims. They are prepared with something for better bonding. You only ruin AKA rims if you clean them.

I clean the bead of the tire with alcohol before glueing. Never had a tire come lose. (I always use AKA rims)
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Loctite Super glue is the best i've used. Be warned...it sets up extremely fast!

home depot or lowes but here is a link

http://www.bettymills.com/shop/produ...FYXb4AodJnpavQ
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Racers Edge Fusion, ftw.
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When I use my ofna power tire gluer I use ZAP pink CA glue which is thin. When i Mount by hand I use aka.
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il be honest with you the dollar store glue works good on tires, if you of course clean the tire bead, and scuff the tire bead and clean the rim bead off the tire stays glued for a while.
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il be honest with you the dollar store glue works good on tires, if you of course clean the tire bead, and scuff the tire bead and clean the rim bead off the tire stays glued for a while.
You should try just cleaning.the rim and tire and.glueing. scuffin.isn't.needed . Just clean the rim and tire with motor spray,soap and water ,windex, what ever you prefer. Then glue up . Beverages had an.issue doin.that
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You should try just cleaning.the rim and tire and.glueing. scuffin.isn't.needed . Just clean the rim and tire with motor spray,soap and water ,windex, what ever you prefer. Then glue up . Beverages had an.issue doin.that
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Freaking auto correct lol
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Loctite 406. I never clean my rim's or tyre's and they never come apart.
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AKa medium glue here never came off but they do start to peel a little maybe it's because I never clean them like the instructions say to do lol
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Any loctite product 401 thru to 480 will work fine, 401 & 406 seem to be most popular amoung racers. I dont like using the super thin runny stuff.. its a nightmare and gets everywear

If you use something like brake cleaner on the bonding surfaces you dont need to scuff the tyre or rim but i guess scuffing would only make it bond better
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