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    Contributed by: Matthew LeMay | Published: April 2013 | Views: 6183 | email icon Email this Article | PDFpdf icon
    Traxxas Ultra Premium Tire Glue

     

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    Review by: Matt LeMay

    author Matt LeMay
    Matt LeMay



    NAVIGATION



    DEALER INFO

    Losi
    Traxxas
    Phone: 972-265-8000
    Toll-free: 888-TRAXXAS
    Email: support@Traxxas.com
    Website:
    www.Traxxas.com







    Traxxas Ultra Premium Tire Glue
    Type:
    Cyanoacrylate
    Net Weight: 0.7 OZ. (20g)



    Needed: Tires and rims to glue, isopropyl or denatured alcohol (pre-cleaning), cotton swabs (pre-cleaning), 220 grit sandpaper, eye protection

    REQUIRED-ITEMS

    • Includes two nozzles
    • Great adhesion
    • None

     

    Brian Deegan



     

    Traxxas now offers a premium tire glue. This is a Cyanoacrylate based glue and will bond most plastics and rubber. Important safety information as well as proper application instructions are printed on the back of the packaging card.

    The Traxxas ultra premium tire glue comes with two application nozzles, which make for a neater job. The nozzles allow you to apply glue precisely where you want it.

    The screw on cap has a small pin on the inside. When the cap is screwed on, the pin is inserted into the bottle tip keeping the bottle opening clean. This is a great feature and I've found it to work well.



    AT-FIRST-GLANCE

    Cleaning

    There is a certain amount of prep work required before glueing the rims and tires.

    Scuff the mounting areas of the wheels and tires with 220 grit sand paper as recommended.

    Cleaning both tires and rims with a mild solvent is necessary. Denatured alcohol is the best thing to use, but Isopropyl alcohol can be used if you don't have denatured alcohol.

    Use a cotton swab soaked in alcohol to scrub all oily releasing agents from the parts. This will also remove any sanding residue left behind.

    Let the parts air dry, the alcohol will evaporate quickly.

     

    Applying Glue

    Start by putting on protective eye glasses. Mount the tire onto the rim with the foam insert included. Be sure the tire is facing the correct way. Roll back the tire bead, I set the entire bead back into the rim while I quickly applied a bead of glue to the rim. Carefully, but briefly, set the tire bead into the bead slot on the rim. Be sure not to allow the tire to snap into place as this may cause glue to splash out. Getting this stuff in your eyes would be a nightmare.

    If moving quickly isn't your thing, you can roll back small sections of the tire revealing a small amount of the rim bead at a time. Apply a drop of glue to the rim bead slot and ease the tire back into place. Do this around the whole tire.

    Make sure the tire is held in proper alignment while the glue dries. Once the glue is dry, the tire will stay where it is. I like to let the glue dry completely before doing anything else to the tire.

    Once the glue is dry, perform the same steps to the other side of the tire, being careful not to get any glue on you.

    After both sides are dry, roll the tire back from the rim with your thumb, if there is a gap between the tire and rim, apply a drop of glue. Do this all around both sides of the tire.

    Allow all glue to dry. I like to put a small even bead of glue neatly around the area where the tire and rim meet. I do this as a precaution.

    Warning! Cyanoacrylate not only bonds tires, it quickly bonds skin and fumes from cyanoacrylate may cause health problems. Read all warnings on the packaging before using.

     

    Picking up

    When your done using the glue, screw the top back onto the bottle. The small pin inside the cap will ensure it is ready for the next use.

    You can reuse the small application nozzles as well. Using a safety pin, clean out the inside of the nozzle. Running a bit of cold water through the nozzle will solidify the glue enough to pluck it out with the safety pin.


    conclusion

    I don't have an XO1 to perform a mounted test on the on road tires, But I can tell from pulling on them there is indeed a tight bond. The off road tires are tightly bonded as well. There is no doubt this glue performs as well as anything else I've used in the past.

    Traxxas' ultra premium tire glue was easy to use and performed flawlessly. Cyanoacrylate is a proven glue when it comes to mounting tires. I really like the special screw on cap with internal pin. This alone is worth trying this glue for. I've put up with clogged tips from other brands for years. No more! Thank you Traxxas.

    manu and credits

     

    Losi

    Traxxas
    1100 Klein Rd
    Plano, Texas 75074

    Phone: 1-972-265-8000
    Toll-free: 1-888-TRAXXAS
    Email: support@Traxxas.com
    Website: www.Traxxas.com

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