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Old 11-11-2002, 04:43 PM   #1
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Default Super Glue for Tires

Hi guys,
got a newbie kinda question...
just wondering what do you use to glue the tyres to the rims?
Can i just use superglue or will that melt the rubber?
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Old 11-11-2002, 06:24 PM   #2
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Team Losi TreadLock works really well. There are several companies that make glue for tires.
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just make sure its an rc car manufacturer that produces the CA glue, cheap imitations are cheap for a reason...
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Old 11-11-2002, 07:12 PM   #4
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alright thanks guys.
so you cant use the multi-purpose "super glue"?
needs to be a r/c manafactured brand of glue?
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Old 11-11-2002, 07:17 PM   #5
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I used "Zap" brand CA for a couple of years and would occasionally have a tire come unglued.

I now use "Team Kinwald" thin for my TC tires and have had no problems at all.

It is important that you clean the rims and tires where they contact to remove any molding residue. Motor spray works best but soap & water will do.
If you have a Dremel tool, you can scuff the rim with a fiber brush and clean up the tire bead with a sanding drum. This really makes for a fool proof bond.
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Old 11-11-2002, 09:15 PM   #6
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I used "Zap" brand CA for a couple of years and would occasionally have a tire come unglued.
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I use Zap, and I have melted 8 rims and destroyed 8 tires trying to get the stuff unstuck.
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Losi glue. Just look on the pit tables at a National event. Everyone uses it.
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I like the pro-line glue. The Losi stuff works fine, but since the pro-line is thinner, it is much easier to apply for me, and it seems to hold just as well.
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Losi glue. Just look on the pit tables at a National event. Everyone uses it.
i assume your refering to the Team Losi TreadLock stuff?
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Correct.

BTW, Losi released a thinner formula a few months ago - red label.

Blue label is still the standard viscosity.
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Plasti-Zap(CA++), don't ask me what the ++'s are for. It only comes in one viscosity-medium but it's thinner than their regular medium CA. This stuff won't fog the tire white as much as their regular CA and holds good if not better.

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Pro line and losi work great. I don't trust Zap as much. We have a local brand that works better than zap. I kind of like the slightly thicker stuff, a little less brittle.
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I used regular Loctite super glue on my Yokomo rims with sorex 36 tires...

looks fine so far...


Anybody tried rubber cement yet?
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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.
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Im pretty sure Losi stuff is made by Loctite, identical bottle, and works just as sensational as the Loctite stuff.

I will never go back to using anyother type of glue again.


Beware stay well away from the orion stuff it is useless
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