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Old 04-10-2008, 10:38 AM   #1
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hey guys, do i NEED to get "tire ca glue" or is it the same as "regular" ca glue?

this would be my first set of tires being glued (pro line road rage 2s on pro line 2.2 velocity wheels) so any other additional advice would be great as well.

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I just use regular CA glue from Loctite, available at my local True Value. I get the little triangular bottles too, one of those is about enough to mount up 4 truck tires. You might think you're saving money by buying one of those huge CA glue bottles, and if you're putting tires together on a pretty regular basis you might very well be, but if you're only going to do one set and that's it for awhile, eventually that glue'll either thicken up so much it won't capillary around the bead or you'll just end up with a solid chunk of stuff in a bottle.

Tire gluing's an experience thing, the only way you'll ever get good at it is to do it, and the more you do the better you get.
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use a dremel and sand down the inner edge of the rim to get the glue to seat better and to remove the chrome which peels off!

a little patience and work pays off when glueing tires and rims
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would you guys use thin ca or thick?
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Use thick so that you can correct mistakes if they are made. The thin stuff requires you to do things flawlessly.
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Absolutely clean the tires and the beads before you glue. There is a mold release lube on them that will make you glue job useless unless you clean it off. Rubbing alcohol works good and is cheap.
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thanks guys! ur advice was helpful and allowed me to get the job done... i think it all went pretty good. thanks again.
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I just use regular CA glue from Loctite, available at my local True Value.
Somebody told me about that stuff and I didn't really think it would work. But man is it easy to use, and it's held up perfect on my 1/8 scale tires. Cheap and works great. Best combo you can find right there.
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Somebody told me about that stuff and I didn't really think it would work. But man is it easy to use, and it's held up perfect on my 1/8 scale tires. Cheap and works great. Best combo you can find right there.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vmWfFyh668

I found this video awhile back on youtube. It is a tire-gluing video.

Hopefully it helps anyone that is looking for some tire gluing insight.

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