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Old 01-31-2011, 09:36 AM
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I can't get my foam wheels on my rims perfectly straight ...anybody know any tricks ?
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Are you using CA glue or double sided tape?
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Im using double sided tape
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Really no tips anywhere on this?
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Really no tips anywhere on this?
I put a post on how to glue tires in the asso RC12R5 thread, you can find info on there (maybe 1 page back).
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Couldnt find it ....I just thought there might be a veteran trick to get them on perfectly straight
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I can't get my foam wheels on my rims perfectly straight ...anybody know any tricks ?
I use gorilla brand superglue. It has a slightly plastic quality to it so it doesn't dry so brittle. Most important you have about 60 seconds of work time before it sets to adjust the edge. Holds great for me I wear'em out before the glue gives up.
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Ok that's a good idea thanks so u got some time to get them straight before it dries ......so basically I should just switch to glue rather then use double sided tape
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Ok that's a good idea thanks so u got some time to get them straight before it dries ......so basically I should just switch to glue rather then use double sided tape
Works great for me..
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If you want to stick to using double sided tape, you can also add a little bit of dishwashing liquid soap on the wheels, so that you can move the tire in place. Let it dry overnight and you are done.
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You normally true the foam off till the rim is about clean.
(optional step: use a very small amount of ammoniac to degrease the rim!)
After this, contact glue ( I use bison kit) on both donut and rim (paint brush).
Leave it all to dry for about 20 minutes.
Then use synthetic paint thinner on the glue and slide both parts over eachother (paint brush).
Let it sit and you're ready to true them after a day.

Copy-paste from the 12R5 thread.
You need to sand new rims a bit so the surface has scratches.
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I do a lot of tire repairs in my job, and its actually less common to see 2 tires with nails/screws/sharp rocks/glass/ect. then you would think.
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I've always used shoe goo to mount donuts. Prep the rim to remove as much of the old rubber as you can, scuff it up, smear shoe goo on the rim and inside the donut, slide together, square up the edges and make sure the donut is over the entire width, wipe away the excess shoe goo, let it sit overnight and true as normal.

It can be a little on the messy side, but I've run tires all the way to the rim, no failures with Paragon GFX, and if you reuse the wheel again, it's a bit easier to clean the wheel for a new donut, just takes some peeling and dedication.

Plus [for me], using shoe goo doesn't subject the wheel to acetone or thinner that might soften and distort the wheel [if you don't have a damaged wheel to test with before hand].

Just like a lot of things in RC, everybody has different methods for things, and most of them work.
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