Originally posted by Im2lazy
New tires like the Sorex, Yokomo, Take-offs and team Orion tires work best on their first runs. Older tires such as the ones offered by Proline and Losi need to be used a couple times before they are at their best.
Funny, 99% of my racing is on Asphalt and I have not found any difference in grip between brand new tires and used ones. I will run my tires until the belt is showing (or the rims break).
I always thin Tire specific CA for my Touring Car tires. Much better bond than general hobby CA.
I rough up the Tire bead with a Dremel and sanding drum, do the same to the inside lip on the wheels with sandpaper or a Dremel wire wheel.
Mount them, then lightly peal away the bead and apply the CA in about 5-6 places (it will follow the bead around as you glue). Then quickly, holding the glued side up. wrap several layers of electrical tape on the tire edge that was just glued.
Move on the the next one. They're dry when you can no longer smell the CA. Remove the Tape and repeat on the other side.
One thing that I have noted over the years of gluing tires is that Sorex tires are a Joy to glue. The Tire bead is easy to seat and reseat when gluing. Pro-Line Tires are the biggest pain to glue.