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Old Mar 02, 2010, 09:28 PM
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Proper Tire Glueing Method???

Ok I thought I knew how to glue tires to wheels.Cant keep my GRP tires on my TT wheels. I've spun the wheels on my lathe to remove the powder coat/anodizing,Cleaned wheel and tire,tried CA and a thicker tire glue. Maybe my bikes are to fast???HaHa Thanks N/C
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Old Mar 02, 2010, 09:39 PM
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there was a thread on this a while back.


from my experience it seems that tires stick better to an anodized or powder coated surface than bare aluminum.

edit: i just looked through that thread and it's kinda useless because we just talked about beadlocks and inner tubes. although i remember seeing on another thread that some type of Loctite compound works great. but i can't remember which thread it is.
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Old Mar 02, 2010, 09:52 PM
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I use Loctite 480 for gluing my tyres to TT rims.
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Old Mar 03, 2010, 12:00 AM
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I prep tire and rim with denatured alcohol or at least 91% isopropyl and use Shoe Goo inside where the bead sits in the groove, then a fillet around the outside where the sidewall meets the rim. It's a two-night process to let it cure, but they hold for months before I have to re-do the fillet.
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Old Mar 03, 2010, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Roofas View Post
I use Loctite 480 for gluing my tyres to TT rims.
x2. No need to take the coating off. Just clean the rims use loctite 480.
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Old Mar 03, 2010, 01:37 AM
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Loctite 480.....
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Old Mar 04, 2010, 04:38 PM
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Don't forget the tyre has release agent on it to get the rubber out of the mould! I clean the whel rims and tyre beads themselves with lighter fluid, fit the tyre and insert then just run thin CA into the bead area and clamp down with a rubber band, never lost a tyre yet!
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