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Old 06-13-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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One of my tires became partially unglued. Can I just throw some more glue on it and be good to go or do I need to sand down the rim?

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One of my tires became partially unglued. Can I just throw some more glue on it and be good to go or do I need to sand down the rim?

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if i were u i would sand down the rim and the tire a bit that way there both clean surfaces so u can have the glue stick like new again (almost like new again)
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if i were u i would sand down the rim and the tire a bit that way there both clean surfaces so u can have the glue stick like new again (almost like new again)
+1, and don't forget to clean the surface (rubbing alcohol works fine).

New glue on dry glue is a weaker bond than glue on the original surface, so chances are they will just come unglued again without proper prep.
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if i were u i would sand down the rim and the tire a bit that way there both clean surfaces so u can have the glue stick like new again (almost like new again)
Thanks for the input, what grit would u recommend?

Also, do you use tire bands after gluing?
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Thanks for the input, what grit would u recommend?

Also, do you use tire bands after gluing?
I think tire bands are a good investment.
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Thanks for the input, what grit would u recommend?

Also, do you use tire bands after gluing?
I just use electrical tape wrapped tightly around the tire a couple of times.
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I think tire bands are a good investment.


X2 Dont waste Roll after roll of Tape when there's a Cheaper More effective solution. Sure tape works. But why not "Invest" the 5$ in bands and leave the tape out of the equation.
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i just use whatever grit i can find but i noticed that 100-300 grit ive liked the best but nothing over 600 grit i would recommend because that's a little to fine to do this.

tire bands are a great investment i for sure like em better then holding my tires or using tape like i used too

these are cheap and you get 8 of them

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXXSK6&P=7
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i just use whatever grit i can find but i noticed that 100-300 grit ive liked the best but nothing over 600 grit i would recommend because that's a little to fine to do this.

tire bands are a great investment i for sure like em better then holding my tires or using tape like i used too

these are cheap and you get 8 of them

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXXSK6&P=7
Thanks for the link, just ordered them! (they are on back order though...)
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Wow $5 for 8 giant rubber bands? pay a little more and get actual tire mounting bands with the tabs on them. VP pro and Panther make them and mine have lasted 6 years so far. Just like everything else in this hobby you can buy cheap 3 times a year or buy good once every 3 years.
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Wow $5 for 8 giant rubber bands? pay a little more and get actual tire mounting bands with the tabs on them. VP pro and Panther make them and mine have lasted 6 years so far. Just like everything else in this hobby you can buy cheap 3 times a year or buy good once every 3 years.
they are jconcepts though so they are quality ive been using them for awhile and trading off to others to use them
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Wow $5 for 8 giant rubber bands? pay a little more and get actual tire mounting bands with the tabs on them. VP pro and Panther make them and mine have lasted 6 years so far. Just like everything else in this hobby you can buy cheap 3 times a year or buy good once every 3 years.
Yep i have a set of Panther bands that are about 8 years old and work GREAT .
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+1, and don't forget to clean the surface (rubbing alcohol works fine).

New glue on dry glue is a weaker bond than glue on the original surface, so chances are they will just come unglued again without proper prep.
never did this till the last time i reglued my tires and what a difference sanding them down makes
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If I can offer some advice on re-gluing .. I've taken a couple tires and rims .. placed them in the oven on 350 for 8 to 10 minutes - the glue crystallizes and you can break the bead.. Then pick off the glue from the tires and rim .. scuff / clean and re-glue..

I've done this in between races where I've had great traction but weak foams..

I use Windex to clean the surfaces before gluing..

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Inner Tubes from dirtbikes work well and are free. I just went into a shop and asked for a used busted inner tube, cut it in strips, bam... I have enough to last me years. Tip came from one of our local Mugen Drivers.
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