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    Gluing the tires

    Hi,

    Dumb question but bare with me for a second please.
    My tires keep flying off cause of the 2S power (I want even better mention what happens with the 3S lol)...
    I want to glue them and the glue I have in my house is -
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXK286&P=ML
    Is it good for the task or should I use a special tire glue?

    Thanks,

    Barak

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    That should work, but why weren't your tires glued in the first place?
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    when you buy them from Hong Kong they always send them free so you can do what ever you like...
    Any pros and cons for using that glue and not a tire glue?

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    I saw that since you have the CA+, that is a thicker glue, and I believe for gluing tires you want a thin glue so it gets to all parts of the tire and makes solid contact. So, In short it would work to hold the tire on the wheel, but it may not look pretty or be as good as thin glue.
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    ok great! thanks bro

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    I use cheap $1 for 4 tube super glue... my tires hold even on my 80mph 8th scale.

    Most of the good adhesion comes from prep work!!
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    I use cheap $1 for 4 tube super glue... my tires hold even on my 80mph 8th scale.

    Most of the good adhesion comes from prep work!!
    Your going to laugh at me - I want to say LIKE but my English ain't that great to understand your last sentence there... lol

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    He is saying that what makes the bond strong is what you do to prepare the tire and wheel for gluing. Clean the gluing surfaces, and let dry.
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    I always scuff up/sand the tire and wheel, then clean with nitro cleaner or soap and water, let dry, then glue. You really need to get rid of that super smooth surface.

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    Yup...
    remove all chrome out of the bead area on chrome rims
    clean with alcohol
    lightly scuff up surfaces
    clean again with alcohol

    Don't touch the glue areas... even your skin oil is enough to weaken the bond.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Great! thanks!
    Any way to take it after it is glued well?

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    Did you mean "tape" instead of "take"?

    If so, no... not without taking at least one bead off the rim.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    hehe sorry, meant take it off - Can I remove the tire off the rim after I glued it (without destroying one of both)?

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    Boiling, baking, acetone... all these methods work.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Thank you very much!

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