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    super glue,vs ca glue?

    i recently glued a pair of rims and tires with super glue and they practily came off the rim,is there a difrence in the 2 glues?,,also i broke my aentenna off my trans mitter,,,is that a part i shopuld be able to get at the lhs?thanks keith

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    CA glue has a special ingredient, its called Cyano Acrilate or something but thats what bonds the rubber to the plastic so well. You should be able to order the part from your hobby shop depending on the radio. Oh here read this: http://www.fatlion.com/sailplanes/glues.html
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    If you read the "ingredieant" on super glue, it actually contains CA... As far as I know, there is no differense.

    HOWEVER, there is a differnese in quality of the "super glue", bu a decent brand not the "Dollar General" brand and it will work just fine for you...

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    To my nose, Loctite smells the same but cheaper than CA, a friend said that although they smell like each other, they have different viscosities. But I am going to try loctiting my response set on geminis this weekend.

    Do you use TQ3? You should be able to buy just the antenna and then screw it into your TQ3 transmitter to replace the broken one. I saw my lhs had it on display.
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    I just usually use the quicktite brand of super glue to glue my tires to my wheels and it seems to work pretty good but you have to reglue the tries after a couple of months but other than that it works great for me.
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    CA comes in different forms. They sell water thin stuff and the gooy stuff.
    You also get more CA per dollar than super glue
    I think you only get a little tube of super glue and you get a whole bottle of CA I think*

    CA is good stuff. I perfer it over super glue.

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    CA glue and super glue are virtually the same. Cyanoacrylate is the active ingredient in both products. They modulate the quantity and viscosity (through additives) of CA, but both are essentially the same. As for locktite, I would not use that on tires and wheels because for one, it isn't ment to bond to rubber and two, its drying time can take 10 minutes to an hour (superglue takes less than a minute). Locktite is definately not the right thing for this application. Additionally, which locktite were you planning on using? Blue locktite is medium bond and won't hold the tire well even if it bonded well with rubber. Red locktite is stronger, but it isn't ment for anything other then metal to metal threaded surfaces.
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    Oh really?? Thanks a lot Darkhaven... I'll skip the experiment then. Shouldn't trust my nose on this and save my response tyres for CA glueing later.
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    lock tight and thread lock eats plastic and rubber over time

    Thats why they alwasy say you can use CA iinstead of LT and never LT in places of CA.

    I think CA is stronger although its the same thing, there are different types of CA brands like non foam eating or thin thick medium if used right it could be very strong.

    I forgot want i was going ot say..

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    you can get antenna wire at radio shack. It is 24 guage wire stranded and you will need 24 inches of wire.
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    Originally posted by revorider
    you can get antenna wire at radio shack. It is 24 guage wire stranded and you will need 24 inches of wire.
    That certainly won't fix his transmitter antenna.

    The Traxxas transmitter antenna is part# 2017 & if your LHS doesn't have it and/or won't order it, you can get it at www.buyTraxxas.com & probably lots of other online shops.

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    A thinner CA will dry faster than the thick. I am sure most know this. The thicker will be stronger than the thin.

    One more thing, it is amazing what something that was created to be used as a band aid on the battle field does for our tires.

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    Originally posted by razer
    That certainly won't fix his transmitter antenna.

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    lol,thanks for all the replies, my main tire prob is with the super glue the tires come off the rim with just one run!!!also i have a airtronics synthesized(sp)transmitter,,,thanks again for the replies,,,keith

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    oops sorry razer, dirkydog. I thought it was the reciever you were talking about. Oh well, still useful information to know.
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    well, in my opinion ca glue is just higher quality super glue. but you can also get it in different viscosities for different applications

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    Just to clarify when he talks about using Loctite for gluing his tyres this is a brand of superglue, (CA glue) not stuff for locking threads on his car. I don't think he was going to try gluing his tyres on with a threadlocker....
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    revo rider it is usefull info though i actualy saved the postthanks

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