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Old 01-15-2012, 04:17 PM
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I am interested in possibly changing glue, and was looking for everyones opinion who have used and tested at LEAST 3 Types of glue!
PLEASE only post if you have given at least 3 types of glue a fair chance! TY

OH, by the way, here is the glue I use and so far after 3 years it seems to hold 90% of the time.
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I have used the one you listed as well as AKA, Losi and Dynamite tire glue. I really like the thin Losi glue as well as the AKA glue. If I mount and glue my tires properly with either of these glues the tires almost never break apart. I've never lost a tire using either Losi or AKA tire glues. Just my .02 cents!

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Thank you ----
Losi thin- 5
J Concepts- 2
hobbytown usa insta cure+-1
ZAP- 1
Permatex CA-1
Protaper grip glue-1
Loctite Precision Max Super Glue-1

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I prefer to use AKA glue for 8th scale tires, as it is a little bit thicker which is not a problem for 8th scale, and makes it easier to have a clean glue job, and I like losi glue for 10th scale tires, as it is thinner and gets in the bead a little better. The biggest thing for me is the bottles and the little straws make it convinient, and the anti clog cap on both brands makes the bottles last longer.
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It really all boils down to starting with two clean prepared surfaces and drying time. I make less of a mess with thicker glue, but my impatient side like the thin. I've never really had any glue *not* work when used properly. To the OP, what makes you think the other 10% is glue failure and not user error or normal wear and tear (tires do take a beating sometimes?)
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Yes, Prep is essential! As I always pre-clean both wheel and tire with 90% Alcohol!
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I have used about every tire glue made. The best glue I have ever seen is gorilla glue super glue. It's insane how well it works. It's a thicker glue and I'm running brushless 1/8 and the tires haven't budged.
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I prefer the Jconcepts glue.
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losi- thin!!
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:51 PM
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IMO, all glue is essentially the same. Thickness is the only real difference to me. I have used AKA, and I like its bonding delay. I guess it would be a medium. Gives u time to work it in. Thin cures to fast for me, takes me a while to get my gluing touch back. I am just using a thin tire glue with the LHS name stickered on it.

Would prefer medium but didn't feel like paying the extra 7 bucks.
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for me it depends on the how the tire fits the wheel, same for my skill level, sometimes anything works, other times I struggle no matter what glue/tire/wheel.
Guess that's why we try them all, 4 different ones one the bench right now.
Good fit > thin. Crap fit > thick. Working brain > thin. Brainless > thick.
When done right they all seem to work fine.
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Losi thin
ZAP thin

Always store the glue in a fridge after opening. Keeps it fresh alot longer.
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I prefer hobbytown usa insta cure+ in the purple (gap filling 5-15 sec), comes in a decent sized bottle 2oz for $9 and you can get larger refill bottles, replacement tips, and different colored caps... Really good glue and it grips great! I haven't had a tire "pop" off in quite a while although prep work is half the battle!
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Originally Posted by rider313 View Post
Losi thin
ZAP thin

Always store the glue in a fridge after opening. Keeps it fresh alot longer.
+1 he nailed my Favorites and the fridge (or a cool basement) really helps
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i don't do anything to my tires or wheels but un package them mount them and use losi thin,never had one come off,ever
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