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Glue for Rubber/Vinyl Tires?
Posted by Styrene Surgeon on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 1:13 PM

Hello there! This is Tommy M. aka "Styrene Surgeon" and I would like to know the best, strongest glue to join the styrene wheels to rubber or vinyl tires supplied in car kits. I've used clear expoxy in the past but would like to know if there's something better. Thanks!

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 4:00 PM

Don't the rubber tires just fit tight onto the rims,I never needed any glue?

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Posted by Styrene Surgeon on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 4:11 PM

[quote user="Tojo72"]

Don't the rubber tires just fit tight onto the rims,I never needed any glue?

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thanks! the don't always fit tight, especially when I have to use different wheels or tires.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 11:45 AM
Hi! here's a weird trick I learned years ago. Take the finest wire you can find and glue it(Or Epoxy it) to the very edge of the wheel at the rim. Make sure it is straight! There ! You have a rim to rest the edge or bead of the tire to. No need for glue!
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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 11:48 AM

Hi Tojo 72!

          There are times i have found tires slipping slightly off the wheel. It seems being exposed to U.V. They "Stretch"? a wee bit,  So, a tiny bit of the glue from a U.V.pen will work!

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Posted by fox on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 5:09 PM

Hi Tommy! Welcome to the Forums!

Glad to have you aboard!

Stay safe.

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Thursday, October 26, 2023 5:00 AM

Tanker-Builder

There are times i have found tires slipping slightly off the wheel. It seems being exposed to U.V. They "Stretch"? a wee bit  ...

It is important to have a barrier between the rubber tyre & styrene wheel, as some brands can still 'rot' the rubber & melt the styrene wheel.

Paint the whole wheel with a coat of acrylic before fitting, and spray the rubber tyre with acrylic clear coat, never lacquer or emamels. 

You can use the acrylic clear coat, (or Future/Kleer) dripped in the bead between the wheel & tyre as a filler/adhesive.

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Posted by missileman2000 on Thursday, October 26, 2023 9:21 AM

This would be a good question for the Autos forum.  The car guys hang out there.

 

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, October 26, 2023 3:40 PM

missileman2000

This would be a good question for the Autos forum.  The car guys hang out there. 

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, October 26, 2023 3:41 PM

Where've you been for 2 years, Styrene Surgeon?

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Posted by davidprager on Thursday, October 26, 2023 11:41 PM

I have trick for you. Before applying any adhesive, ensure that the surfaces are clean and free of any contaminants. Roughening the bonding surfaces slightly with fine sandpaper can also improve adhesion. Additionally, test the chosen adhesive on a scrap piece of styrene and rubber to ensure compatibility and avoid any unwanted reactions. 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, October 27, 2023 10:45 AM

Oh, So True!

 I have had to resurrect many a car model because of just that. Funny though you would think the weight of the model while the tires are soft would give us that nice 'Pooch" tires have. Oh Well!

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Posted by missileman2000 on Sunday, October 29, 2023 7:57 AM

I think silicone sealent will do the job. Be careful applying it- be sure none is left on sufaces to be, or already painted.

 

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Posted by lurch on Monday, October 30, 2023 9:36 AM

The rc guys use a super glue for glueing there tires on. That stuff will glue any rubber. They have to glue tires on so they dont come off when running them. I do recomend you to do a test run on your plastic to make sure it wont react badly.

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Posted by John3M on Monday, November 6, 2023 2:00 PM

lurch

The rc guys use a super glue for glueing there tires on. That stuff will glue any rubber. They have to glue tires on so they dont come off when running them. I do recomend you to do a test run on your plastic to make sure it wont react badly.

 I'm a former RC guy the options for super glue include a black formulation designed for tires

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Posted by Styrene Surgeon on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 5:10 PM

Tanker-Builder
Hi! here's a weird trick I learned years ago. Take the finest wire you can find and glue it(Or Epoxy it) to the very edge of the wheel at the rim. Make sure it is straight! There ! You have a rim to rest the edge or bead of the tire to. No need for glue!
 

Very interesting. I will try that - thanks

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Posted by Styrene Surgeon on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 5:15 PM

the Baron

Where've you been for 2 years, Styrene Surgeon?

 

I've been building, painting models over the last 2 years. I need to get on the forum more often. So many great answers and ideas.

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Posted by Styrene Surgeon on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 5:16 PM

John3M

 

 
lurch

The rc guys use a super glue for glueing there tires on. That stuff will glue any rubber. They have to glue tires on so they dont come off when running them. I do recomend you to do a test run on your plastic to make sure it wont react badly.

 I'm a former RC guy the options for super glue include a black formulation designed for tires

 

 

 

I will check that out - Thanks

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Posted by Styrene Surgeon on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 5:19 PM

fox

Hi Tommy! Welcome to the Forums!

Glad to have you aboard!

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 

Thanks for the welcome Jim! hope your build turns out great.

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Posted by cravatirate on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 8:49 PM

the Baron
@dinosaur game

Where've you been for 2 years, Styrene Surgeon?

 

Ask directly on any social media or forums where they used to be active if anyone has been in touch with them recently.

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 4:42 PM

cravatirate

 

 
the Baron
@dinosaur game

Where've you been for 2 years, Styrene Surgeon?

 

 

 

Ask directly on any social media or forums where they used to be active if anyone has been in touch with them recently.

 

 

What do you mean,he did ask him directly and styrene Surgeon answered him directly Confused

 

Spammer??

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, December 28, 2023 11:48 AM

Tojo72

...Spammer?? 

Second that.  I reported the post.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, December 28, 2023 12:42 PM

the Baron

 

 
Tojo72

...Spammer?? 

 

 

Second that.  I reported the post.

 

Yes,did too yesterday

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Posted by the Baron on Friday, December 29, 2023 9:36 AM

Yes

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Posted by kenakleblanc on Saturday, February 10, 2024 3:26 AM

the Baron

@tap tap shots

Where've you been for 2 years, Styrene Surgeon?

 

 

I think there have been a few people asking to find him recently and you can all try to find him together.

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Posted by opeywooden on Monday, May 27, 2024 10:12 PM

@dordle Greetings from everyone around! Hi, I'm Tommy M., better known as "Styrene Surgeon," and I was wondering which glue would be the strongest for attaching the styrene wheels to the rubber or vinyl tires that come with model car kits. In the past, I've used clear expoxy, but I was wondering if there was a better option. Much obliged.

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