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Old 03-13-2011, 02:05 PM   #1
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Seems like a pita and I would like any advice anyone can provide before I glue my fingers to my rims and the tires to the foams..

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The inside lip is just like a standard tire. Make sure the tire and the rim are both clean. Clean the chrome or metal finish off the part of the rim where the tire will seat. Mount the tire unglued and then roll the bead back with your thumb and put a drop of CA glue between the tire and rim. Let that drop roll around the bead until it is consumed. Add another drop and let it do the same until you make it all the way around the tire. This is the technique for thin CA. The out side bead is a little more tricky because you have the extra lip of tire rubber to give it the 70's tire look. But its the same for the bead in the tire and then you just glue the lip down against the false rim.
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The inside lip is just like a standard tire. Make sure the tire and the rim are both clean. Clean the chrome or metal finish off the part of the rim where the tire will seat. Mount the tire unglued and then roll the bead back with your thumb and put a drop of CA glue between the tire and rim. Let that drop roll around the bead until it is consumed. Add another drop and let it do the same until you make it all the way around the tire. This is the technique for thin CA. The out side bead is a little more tricky because you have the extra lip of tire rubber to give it the 70's tire look. But its the same for the bead in the tire and then you just glue the lip down against the false rim.
The outside lip is what I am worried about. do you guys use rubberbands to hold the tire to the bead like we do in offroad?

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I would if you have some that are the right size. Just worry about the real bead. Thats the one that affects performance. The extra bead is just for looks.
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As a matter of fact I would wait until the real bead is dry before gluing the fakey. That way you can make sure its right before you glue that curtain down in front of it.
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And if you're using chromed wheels, make sure you remove the chrome from the fake bead on the sidewall, too. The glue will stick the rubber to the chrome better than the chrome is stuck to the plastic.....and it WILL come loose when you lease expect it.....and it WILL affect how the tire performs because there will be uneven pressure on the actual bead dduring cornering. Been there, done that.
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As a matter of fact I would wait until the real bead is dry before gluing the fakey. That way you can make sure its right before you glue that curtain down in front of it.
Try running a a few drops of thin CA around the edge, where the tire meets the rim. The glue will wick into the gap and you will not have any problems.
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