How Do You Glue RC Car Tires?

Glueing RC car tires isn’t as difficult as it may seem. In fact, it’s a relatively simple process that can help you create your own custom tires for your RC car. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • RC car tires
  • Glue
  • Paper towels or rag
  • Hobby knife
  • Sandpaper

Step 1: Prepare the Tires and Wheels
Before you begin gluing, you’ll want to make sure that the tire and wheel are properly prepared. Use a hobby knife to carefully remove any burrs or imperfections from the wheel rim. This will ensure that the glue adheres properly and won’t come off easily. Once this is done, sand the tire and wheel lightly with sandpaper to create a good surface for the glue.

Step 2: Apply Glue to the Wheel Rim and Tire
Once you have prepped your tire and wheel, it’s time to apply the glue.

It’s important to use a good quality adhesive that is specifically designed for RC cars. Start by applying a thin layer of glue around the rim of the wheel, making sure to cover it completely. Then apply a thin layer of glue onto both sides of the tire.

Step 3: Place Tire onto Wheel and Secure in Place
Once you have applied the glue, carefully place the tire onto the wheel rim. Make sure it is even all around before pressing down firmly on both sides of the tire. To ensure that it is secure, use some paper towels or a rag to press down on each side of the tire. Allow enough time for it to dry before moving on.

Step 4: Remove Excess Glue and Clean Up
Once your glue has dried, you’ll want to remove any excess glue with a hobby knife or sandpaper. This will ensure that your RC car tires are smooth and free from any bumps or imperfections.


Gluing RC car tires isn’t complicated at all once you know how! With just a few simple steps, you can create custom tires for your RC car in no time at all! Just be sure that you are using high-quality adhesive specifically designed for this purpose and take your time when applying it – this will help ensure that your new tires stay securely affixed to their wheels!

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Karen Watkins