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Need recommendations for sidewall gluing guide

Old 09-06-2021, 06:18 PM
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Default Need recommendations for sidewall gluing guide

I hate gluing the sidewalls. Any recommendations for a sidewall guide to get to different heights?
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Try Gravity glue guides 57-59mm I think .... I have a tire rotation jig that spins it for gluing.
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Old 09-06-2021, 08:33 PM
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The easiest way to side glue tires for me is to buy the gravity rc glue bottle with the tiny steel tip. You can pinch the tip with some plyers and get a slower flow of glue for more control. I leave my car on its side and glue the sidewalls while rotating the tire fitted to the car. Using the side of the steel tip to control application as I rotate the tire slowly. I also use gloves while doing this and have a rag to catch any accidental spillage. You can also use 180grit sand paper to manually sand off and excess.
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BS Works makes some killer glue guides to help mark your tires

BS Works 1/10 Wheel Glue Guides

Motiv/Gravity's glue bottle with the steel tip to lay the glue down

https://www.teamgravityrc.com/online...ty-3-p62224834

and then I used the Lynxtuff Tire Glue Carousel to use to spin my tires

https://www.discountrcstore.com/Lynx...l-p/lnxtgc.htm

Then I use kicker to help set it:

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Put the tires on the car, put the car on a little stand. Maybe remove your pinion gear so the wheels are easy to spin. Clean the tires off with some motor spray or brake cleaner.

Use the Super Thin store brand CA, and Q-tips. Load up the q-tip with the CA, you will need it a little soggy. While spinning the wheels, paint the tire sidewall with the CA, as if it were ink. Eyeball it so that the glue layer comes up to about 1-2mm below the scuffed surface of the tire. Throw away the Q-tip, as it will start to smoke.

This gives the easiest, cheapest, most even glued touring sidewalls I have ever had. It also keeps the flex in the tire sidewall, because the glue is so thin, and better handling.
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this tire is worn out, but the glue is intact and still flexible.
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I think it is about time the tire companies start selling pre-glued sidewall tires...It will save us alot of headaches for the first few laps, eventhough we will need to reglue ourselves....
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Originally Posted by DesertRat View Post
keeps the flex in the tire sidewall, because the glue is so thin, and better handling.
I always figured the reason for gluing sidewalls was to stiffen them. No?
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Originally Posted by oldfool View Post
I always figured the reason for gluing sidewalls was to stiffen them. No?
It's to reduced the grip as the car starts to roll.
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So it does stiffen the sidewalls?
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It would depend on your gluing.
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Originally Posted by oldfool View Post
So it does stiffen the sidewalls?
No, it adds no structure

This technique we use for 12th scale tires is useful in Touring as well

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Originally Posted by oldfool View Post
I always figured the reason for gluing sidewalls was to stiffen them. No?
As the car rolls up on the glued area, it reduces traction, and prevents it from rolling over.

At one race the grip got very high, to where you didn't have to lift in the sweeper, and to test the glue I drove it into the corner and just twitched the steering wheel to the lock. I could see my car lift the inside tires about a half-inch off the ground... then settle. You know its working when you can't traction roll the car on purpose.
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