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Good afternoon...can anyone tell me what glue to use for sticking tyres to the rims?...I ve been using superglue but on a few occasions now the glus has set before I ve positioned the tyre correctly...does the superglue Gel have an advantage...please assist...I m not new to this hobby by the way but this particular problem has always irritated me..I thank you.
 

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I am new to the hobby and haven't glued any slot car tires yet but from my previous r/c car experience you should be able to mount the tire and get it in to position and then while holding the rim/tire in one hand use your thumb to roll the edge of the tire back and apply a little super glue. You should only have to do it in two or three spots.

You can also get super glue is different bonding times. I know there is 5 sec, 15 sec, and 30 sec. I think they have others but you would have to check at a hobby shop.
 

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I've only "glued" one pair of tyres so far. I baulked at the idea of using proper glue in case I ever needed to get the tyres off again...............

.......... So I nicked my wife's clear nail varnish.

I don't know if this is either a known method, or acceptable, but it worked for me.

I haven't had the need to attempt to remove the tyres yet, though.

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Hi craigus22

What sort of tyres are you using? Different adhesives are best with different sorts of tyre.

For solid rubber tyres I find flexible cyanoacrcrylate - "black super glue" is better than the ordinary super glue. This stuff comes under various trade names such as Hyperflex.
 

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I glue on lots of tyres!! Best way I have found is to mount the tyre on the wheel first then using a tooth pick gently pull the tyre off the rim and drop the glue in the gap whilst running the tooth pick around the circumference of the tyre. I only glue the edges (rims) of the tyre inside and out.

My preference is flext cyano but superglue also works well and is good for regluing a tyre that has come away from the rim in one spot because it will track (capillary action) round the rim.

When you want to replace the glued on tyres simply drop them in some very hot soapy water leave to soak for a few minutes, the tyres will peel of using your fingures then drop the wheels in some more hot soapy water for a few minutes and you should be able peel off any superglue with a modelling knife or screw driver - just pick the tool you are less likely to injure yourself with - LOL
Hope thats useful
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I'm not sure if this is useful info or not...but all I use is clear nail polish. I slosh some on the wheel, inside the tire, push the tire home and spin it a bit and press into the hub to make sure it's fully mated. I've never had any problems with them coming loose and yet are very easy to remove if need be. Also, reapplying is straightforward since the new liquid acrylic dissolves any old glue left behind.

That being said...I know some of you guys are doing quite serious racing...and perhaps cyanoacrylate is necessary for the rpm's and loads you are transmitting?

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i googled slow set cyano glues, these 2 seem the best. ebay seller the-toy 1oz high viscotyre glue slow cure £5.30 posted from usa and a 30sec cure cyano glue for hair extensions and weaves 2oz £4.29 free p&p from uk. 30sec cure means you,l have enough time to seat the tyre and spin it on the rim to achieve perfect seating. this is the one i,m going for . i,ll leave feed back in a couple of weeks unless some one beats me to it. john.
 

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QUOTE (stoner @ 21 Oct 2011, 07:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>i googled slow set cyano glues, these 2 seem the best. ebay seller the-toy 1oz high viscotyre glue slow cure £5.30 posted from usa and a 30sec cure cyano glue for hair extensions and weaves 2oz £4.29 free p&p from uk. 30sec cure means you,l have enough time to seat the tyre and spin it on the rim to achieve perfect seating. this is the one i,m going for . i,ll leave feed back in a couple of weeks unless some one beats me to it. john.

I would like to hear what you think of the 30 sec cure superglue.
I was about to put up a post but as this thread is along the same lines, saves too many similar ...

I have used the flexy cyano, and leaves enough time to seat the tyre well, but I have repeatedly suffered from the tyres coming unstuck after a few club meets, usually at the most inopportune times, like the finals ! Grrrr..


Does anyone know of something that will outlast the tyre ? I don't mind having to cut tyres off when their life is ended !
 

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Hi I have tried a range of glues mainly superglue. We treat our tyres with various mixture NSR tyre oil, MBSlot tyre treatment, CRC22-6 and others so the glue selection can be an issue with some of these concoctions.

Most at our club use Zap glue or UHU. I prefer UHU and understand that NSR use this produce. It has some flexibility and seems to last longer than other superglues. The only downside is that it does need some curing time from my experience.

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hi all the uhu glue can be bought at the local pound shop its branded uhu power, ive used it for a lot of things inc bonding glass windows to scratch buils. never occured to me to use it for tyres, its basically a contact glue . but i,ll put it on wet spin the tyre on the rim and leave for 24hrs. by the way most of my tyres are on ally, flat across hubs so only the edges are ever in contact with the rims. it then gets the cool aid custom acid test , grp 20 motor 5-1 gearing and 15 volts, if they stay on then we,re cood to go. like many others i currently use rubber toughened clear cyano glue called gorrilla but thats the expensive way to buy it £5 for 20grms on ebay its £6.12 for 50grms of the black stuff. john.
 

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well i tested the uhu glue on 2 sets of rims the ally straight hubs had only the edges glued the tyres were standard f1 with 2mm locating slot which i turned inside out and used a 6mm corse file to open the wheel slots to the depth of the original which left about 3mm of rubber eitherside to glue. when tested the tyre blew straight of the rims. gorrila flexy holds! on this small seating patch. the other set were uhuood to a standard set of rims i let the tyres and rims dry then dunked the tyres in acetone put them on the rims spun them to seat and let dry. these survived the test i couldn,t get them to unseat no matter how i abused them. i,m going to buy the 30sec hair bond glue off ebay now and let you know how it performs. there,s also a 2 part 10 min acrillyc glue for £1 which i,ll order as well, just because i,m curious. john
 

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Yes Savage that's it.

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the uhu site on savages link is good the uhu power is the one they sell in the pound shops, they also sell 2 15sec super glues one of which is a high impact flexy.
 

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I use silicone. Tube lasts forever. Tires stick to rims. They can be removed and the silicone peeled off.
 

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hy the 30 sec hair bond glue i bought wasn,t cyano as advertised its a fast set brown silicone adhesive, great if you want to bond the whole of the tyre to the rim , but use less if you only want to bond the edges to the rim. i,m still waiting for the 2part cyanoacrillic glue to arrive. does any body know of a slow cure 20-30secs superglue.thanks john.
 

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Not sure about the 20-30 secs set glue, but I have got some of the UHU superglue reccomended on this thread by Ratracer, and it gives me enough time to apply both to edges of the rim, slip the tyre on,seat and rotated a little to ensure even coverage.
I let them sit for about 30 seconds before putting onto the tyre truer, and then I run it up to full speed and check the tyre isn't coming off (not had one do that so far with this glue).
The test will be how it holds up after a few club meets ... and trying to remember which ones I have the uhu on
 
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