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Tire Glueing 101
#1
OK first off this is for a friend and dont wanna hear crap about not being ADVANTAGE tires or foam LOL!!!


Im gluing up a set of tires for a friend and thought id take pics as i go.


OK first we need to get set up. Your going to need:

denatured alcohol
cloth
dremel or sand paper
and scisors.

1st. Wipe down everything with the alcohol. Rims beads and Tires beads.

2nd. We now need to prep the bead area of the tire and rim to take the "shine" off of it.


DREMEL BIT
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BEFORE
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AFTER
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BEFORE
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AFTER
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CLEAN THE AREAS OF RIM AND TIRE
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Now comes the FUN part.
My Dad likes to do glue jobs like this. Put the tire on and glue the out side
of the outer rim, then FLIP the tire inside out and glue the bead again on
the inside. YOUR TIRE WILL NEVER COME OFF lol...the one thing i DONT like about this is,
baking off the tires is nearly impossible and my way is just as good.

MOCK UP PICTURE OF GLUING FROM THE INSIDE
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NOW MY WAY:

STUFF THE FOAM INTO THE TIRE AND USING YOUR 2 THUMBS, OCCILATE YOUR THUMBS TO FULLY SEAT THE
FOAMS. MOLDED IS ALOT BETTER THAN STOCK FOAM AT THIS.
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STRETCH THE TIRE OVER THE RIM
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TUG AT THE TIRE AND FOAM TO MAKE SURE IT IS SEATED CORRECTLY
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OK ITS ALL ON, MAKE SURE IT ALL LOOKS EVEN
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THIS IS THE GLUE I USE. FUSION I HEAR IS GREAT AS WELL. I LIKE THIS AS
IT COMES WITH THE NEEDLE TUBE FOR THE TIP. YOU CANT GET A GOOD GLUE JOB
WITH OUT IT IMO.
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PULL THE BEAD BACK LIKE THIS
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APPLY A SMALL STRIPE OF GLUE WAY DOWN IN THERE, DONT DO MORE THAN A INCH
AT A TIME, PREPING THE TIRES LIKE I HAVE SHOWN MAKES THIS A INSTANT BOND!!!
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NOW PUSH DOWN ON THE BEAD TWORDS THE CENTER OF THE RIM, THEN KINDA ROLL
THE TIRE SO IT PUSHES THE GLUE UP TO THE EDGE OF THE RIM. DONE RIGHT YOU SHOULD
HAVE JUST ENOUGH TO OOZE OUT. IF THERE IS TOO MUCH GO EASIER ON THE GLUE.
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OK ALL THE WAY AROUND AND YOU SHOULD END UP WITH THIS.
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GO AROUND THE TIRE SLIGHTLY TUGGING ON IT LOOKING FOR MISSED AREAS LIKE THIS
AND PUT A DROP ON IT.
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AS A FINAL DEAL, I LIKE TO TAKE THE GLUE AND "DRAW" A LINE AROUND THE
WHOLE TIRE TO SEAL THE BEAD AND TO KEEP DIRT OUT.
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THATS IT.

Somthing i didnt cover is venting. I am doing this set in the rim as it will
be INDOORS and no dust. Out door would be in the tire.

Also there are other tricks you can do, like trimming the bead on the tire to
give it a rounder profile or adding weather stripping to the center of the rim only.

With the current molded foams out there, not really necessary.
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#2
Thanks, Slim. It'll help me with just getting into 1/8th.
FS-Sportwerks 1/8 Hauler
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#3
COOL! Thanks!
Tekno EB48.4 HobbyWing XR8 Sanwa M12
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#4
What does venting the tire or rim do?? Which is better for what and why?? And thanks for the great pics!!!
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#5
Rim is just for normal vent..Not good for dusty loose tracks w/debris cause then stuff gets in your tires. You want to vent the tire when you do have loose dusty tracks with debris.
Tekno EB48.4 HobbyWing XR8 Sanwa M12
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#6
nice info
Go Fast Or Go Home
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#7
if you dont vent, tire may become bouncy like a ball. venting helps absorb inperfections in the surface.
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#8
Cool. Thanks.
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#9
sweet this helped alot. maybe the mods could sticky it. i could see alot of people that would be able to use this info for gluing up all of the new tires they bought for racing at LHR.
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#10
Or put it in the setup guide or something...
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#11
A thorough and well photographed "how to" article. Nice work.
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#12
thanx guys.... lighting could have been better.
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#13
Still good! The whole venting subject could be "tires 102".

For reference, how long would you estimate it took you to prep and glue the set?
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#14
Excellent post slim!
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#15
looks like and hour from the time stamps on the pics... wasted alot of time trying to take pics. prep takes the longest.. glued all 4 in like 10 min.
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#16
thanx tune!

venting... someone on another forum asked why i did the INside and not the tire for indoor.

mainly if you ever use buggy grip or turpintine it will eat the foam a bit.
that i and i aways clean tires between heats and i can keep the water out a bit better if its in the rim. out doors im not so reliegious about it.
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#17
NIce work SLim

Never realized how sexy your hands were..... LOL
A friend will help you move, but a REAL friend will help you move a body.
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#18
:drool: ..........lol
Go Fast Or Go Home
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#19
LOL!!!! thanks slim!!!!! ( watch it G, hes married)
Dont mess wit my sig Line tune!
--Then follow the rules! haha!-- -Tune
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#20
hahahaha....
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#21
Awesome write up slim, nice work. I'd love to sticky it
Mugen MBX5T
RBS5
RB2045
Futaba 3PM
Hitec 5955, 5965
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#22
Note: I use a dremel sanding drum to roughen the tire bead, and a dremel wire brush to dress the wheel bead area. But MT wheels (Non-Revo) are exposed and easier to get at than the buggy wheel, which are like Revo style.

And anyone who might be using chrome wheels, you need to remove the chrome from the wheel bead area where you glue it or the tire will not adhere.

I know this is common knowledge info, but we don't know who will be reading this, right?
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#23
nice...this reminded me to dremal the edges when i put on my new tires today...i forgot all about doing that...lol
looking for something new to buy.... like a lst2 or something let me know what u got..................
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#24
DAVEC-NITRO-RS4 Wrote:And anyone who might be using chrome wheels, you need to remove the chrome from the wheel bead area where you glue it or the tire will not adhere.

It will adhere at first and fool you into thinking it will stick. The problem that happens is the chrome will chip off and being that the tire is glued to the chrome the tire will come off with the chrome.
Mugen MBX5T
RBS5
RB2045
Futaba 3PM
Hitec 5955, 5965
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#25
nice slim, I know i do a couple things different (the great kevin wilson taught me Wink ) but that is really awesome man...and tell that biaaaatch he can glue his own tires now! LOL
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