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Old 10-25-2008, 08:24 PM   #1
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I see many racers use rear buggy tires and cut them down and re glue them. Does anyone have any detailed pics?

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when cutting tires try not to do it at the track give yourself more then enough time DO NOT RUSH!. first off make sure you have a good set of sharp scissors or a hobby knife and cut straight as possible down the center of the tire and trim off whatever is need to bring the tire to the correct width. when gluing the 2 halfs together apply CA to a small section(i like to work in 1/8" sections) and hold firm pressure between 2 halfs let it fully dry before applying more CA keep repeating this until you've work all the way around the tire.
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Thanks it sounds like cutting the tire straight is the hardest part.
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Quick pictures/tutorial on making 4wd fronts out of buggy rear tires: http://www.4wdrc.com/tech/FrontTires.htm
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I see many racers use rear buggy tires and cut them down and re glue them. Does anyone have any detailed pics?

Thanks, Dan

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next time you guys make it to Dirt Heaven i can show you how..
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:33 PM   #6
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Its pretty easy after you've done some.... I use Tamiya decal scissors (theyre super sharp!) cut them as straight as you can, but if its alittle crooked its not a total loss... I use a penny to put some drops of CA on and use a hobby knife to put glue on one side of the tire to be glued.... make sure you keep the crown of the tire while your gluing, this is the biggest mistake people make, they make the tire flat.

Here's some rear buggy switches made from the center bars of 4w fronts and the two sides of buggy rears.... after you run a pack or two these look factory

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Nice job Tony!

I watch Kinwald do it all the time and I still can't believe how good he is at it.
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I use the same method to apply the CA as Tony does. The only thing I could add is less CA is more. To much and it doesn't bond as well.
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Thanks Colin.... thats what I run up here, similar to the new prolines and new losi tires

Those took about 30mins total...

I also stretch the tire after the glue has setup and put some more where it might peel apart. I also use the thinnest glue I can find, either proline or racers edge thin
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I don't even want to think about the mess I would make if I tried to do that. I would have pieces of tires stuck to various places on my body.
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haha ya but it would funy as hell watching
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I will try it when you are here. Make sure you have a camera handy, LOL!

And some acetone!!
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I have enough trouble glueing tires on wheels, I can't imagine trying to glue tires back together! The last time I glued 1/8 scale tires up I had them stuck to the hair on my chest! After I peeled them off I had bald spots! DON'T USE YOUR BIG BELLY/CHEST AS A TABLE!!!!
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