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Old 11-12-2002, 06:10 AM   #16
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I've seen people use similar things. They are more along the lines of shoe goo. The official name for the stuff was goop II.
seriously, that was the brand name...
It worked well, he swears by the stuff. He also uses it to glue the inserts to the rim if you like it that way. And he also uses it in every way I have used shoe goo in my life, so it is pretty much the same stuff.

Its weird but it seems to work.
whatever.

Cool!!!

I think there's a better chance of reusing those rims with rubber cement. It's easier to peel apart the glued parts compared to CA's.
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Old 11-12-2002, 06:16 AM   #17
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ZAP = CA glue?
also is Team Losi TreadLock rubber cement.?
just wanna make sure i can reuse my rims.

Sorry about the newbie questions...
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Correct, Zap is CA.
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Old 11-12-2002, 09:31 AM   #19
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Default Treadlock or Threadlock?

For glueing tires you need CA not Threadlock (for screws).

Any brand of CA (superglue) will work, but the brands labeled just for R/C car tires work MUCH better than general hobby type CA. Tire and Rim preperation also have alot to do with the quality of the bond that you end up with.

Hint; Use Electrical tape wrapped around the edge of the tire to make a stronger bond. 2-3 turns of tape, after appling the CA.
Works better than anything else.
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I scanned up the post and I don't see where anyone said anything about 'thread'-lock. Team Losi's trade name is "Tread Lock".

Loctite is a brand name, and they do have a CA product, not just 'thread' lock.

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I have also heard the Losi glue is the same as the Loctite glue. I should try some out.

Also, I cannot image rubber cement holding a sedan tire on a rim securely.
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Hi,

rookie here. Just wondering what you guys mean when you say R/C-specific glue is superior... I'm using Zap+ and I literally bash my car around... the result is that at some places on the wheel, the tire has peeled out slightly because bits of the wheel have chipped off and remain stuck onto the tire.

So does this mean the Zap bond I'm getting is a good one?

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Zap is ok i have just found that the losi/loctite stuff bites in a bit harder.

If people want to reuse their rims, i suggest finding a rim that is either a graphite composite or proper nylon, and simply suspend the rim above acetone in a sealed container, this will melt the glue and leave you with a brand new rim, and you can also reuse the insert.

Just a word of warning, most touring car rims are not nylon, but some sort of ABS plastic, and they will simply melt lice ice cream if exposed to acetone.

All offroad rims i have ever had are proper nylon, and can sit submersed in acetone for weeks with no damage.
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...I cannot (imagine) rubber cement holding a sedan tire on a rim securely.
That is what I thought at first, but this guy has seen some nasty mains, and no ripping or tires coming unglued. But he uses the stuff all the way up the sidewall of the tire as well as in the bead, so it looks kind of bad, but your not going to rip the tire sidewall due to the CA weakening it. He has used it religiously for a year and no problems.

I prefer CA, b/c its cleaner to do, less smelly, and quicker to dry @ the track.

The stuff is not rubber cement, though. It smells exactly likeshoe goo, so I think it is a look alike type product.
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Eagle Racing makes a fine glue too.... I will try Proline or Losi next time to see if it is any better...
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Old 11-13-2002, 12:04 PM   #25
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Some people can come up with some pretty wild ideas that actually work. But for my money, I would stick with the CA.
"Zap" CA works ok, but Tire specific CA glue works better. I used Zap for several years until I tried some tire CA.
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Old 11-13-2002, 09:37 PM   #26
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Yeah,good rc car tire ca is the lightest and most effective thing you can use.
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