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    Question Noob To Re Gluing Tires. Any Tips?

    Hello my fellow forum-goers, I recently noticed after one of my runs that my on road tires are slowly coming off the rims.

    (My tires are Duratrax bandito st's)

    Having no experience with this kind of thing and my LHS being closed due to quarantine, does anyone have any suggestions for a good RC tire adhesive that is readily available online?

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    There are a lot of RC specific tire glues, I just did a quick search and Horizon, Tower and A main ( the big 3 online RC retailers that are all open and shipping ) all have a bunch of different positions in stock.
    Bob Smith Industries is a brand I hear recommended highly on this and other RC forums.
    I actually prefer Gorilla Super glue ( and you should be able to find it at your grocery store next time you are out for food and essential items . )

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    Really all that is used is CA glue which is super glue(same main chemical)

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    Yup, just like the the two above posts say, normal super glue will work fine; I used it for years without issue.
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    Just you use Glue.
    Last edited by JonsonSmith; 04-25-2020 at 05:44 AM.

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    You use normal super glue.

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    When it doubt, consult the Mighty Jang...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooleocool View Post
    Yup, just like the the two above posts say, normal super glue will work fine; I used it for years without issue.
    Quote Originally Posted by JonsonSmith View Post
    Just you use Glue.
    Quote Originally Posted by JonsonSmith View Post
    You use normal super glue.
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    I'll play devil's advocate here...

    I like Losi CA tire glue. The main reason is that it is a little thicker than normal CA, and seems to give a bit more working time, which allows me to get glue on the entire tire bead and set how I want it before the glue sets up.
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    I think they make CA glue in plus and minus depending on the thickness


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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatscott View Post
    I'll play devil's advocate here...

    I like Losi CA tire glue. The main reason is that it is a little thicker than normal CA, and seems to give a bit more working time, which allows me to get glue on the entire tire bead and set how I want it before the glue sets up.
    The OP wanted something readily available online. He could just go get superglue at his local hardware store or supermarket.

    If ordering online, I like this stuff:
    https://robart.com/products/zap-rt-rubber-toughened-ca

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatscott View Post
    When it doubt, consult the Mighty Jang...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0X_2GJI1Fw
    Man that's such a throwback, I used to watch URC all the time when it was still going, Jang's "What is a R.C" video still cracks me up.

    Anyway thanks for all the help guys! I'll get myself some CA Glue and get back out there!

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    I made a thread a while ago on mounting & gluing tires...… I still use the same method today.
    https://forums.traxxas.com/showthrea...ht=tire+gluing
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    I just glued some trenchers up last night. Last time I tried to glue tires as a young kid maybe 10 years ago, and I did it as described by URC. And last night, I did it the URC way.

    It was waayy worse when I was a kid, with the same instructions. I tried so hard back then and just failed so bad. This time, I am very happy with the results. A little messy on the final gluing around the surface, but looks totally solid, and no deformations.

    +1 URC way, and just take your time. Trim the bead a tiny bit if it fits really tightly in the wheel, so you can easily get it out and push it back in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebulous.cow View Post
    I just glued some trenchers up last night. Last time I tried to glue tires as a young kid maybe 10 years ago, and I did it as described by URC. And last night, I did it the URC way.

    It was waayy worse when I was a kid, with the same instructions. I tried so hard back then and just failed so bad. This time, I am very happy with the results. A little messy on the final gluing around the surface, but looks totally solid, and no deformations.

    +1 URC way, and just take your time. Trim the bead a tiny bit if it fits really tightly in the wheel, so you can easily get it out and push it back in.

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    I guess I'm the only one who just puts 5 dots of ultrathin super glue on the rims and lets it dry? I've never had balancing problems, maybe I'm just lucky?
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    To each their own! Haha. Depends on the car they're going on as well. Mine are for the jato, so you bet I gotta glue the heck out of them to keep them on there at speed. If it was for a rustler or a brushed vehicle, I bet it wouldn't matter very much lol.

    Only 5 dots?? Lol I even bought reinforced CA specifically for tires, and it's pretty dang strong too. I haven't driven them yet tho haha.

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    My pro 15 or vxls haven't shredded thru the super glue yet haha. Maybe I'm just a more conservative driver. I mean, I have a Rustler running Stinger 20t, 16/90 designated wheelie truck and even that hasn't busted thru. Hmm.
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