Hi all, I'm trying to get a rubber tire from a bicycle to stick to a
piece of plastic. In short My son has a toy that he rides called a
power wheels artic cat. The tires are made of hard plastic and wear
out quickly on the cement roads. What I was told to do was take a
12.5 inch bicycle tire and cut out the edges and then wrap it over the
plastic tire to protect it. Well I've done all that but when my son
drives it around for a few minutes the rubber tires slides off the
plastic one and comes off. So I used caulking to try and adhere both
the rubber to the plastic but that only worked for a few days before
it fell off again.
In short does anyone know of a product that can adhere a rubber tire
to a piece of plastic securely that won't come off? I've heard
contact cement might work but that it drys hard and that most likely
would crack. Any other ideas ?
I'd see if you can find some rubber that will wrap onto the sides as
well. Then you can use some screws on the sides in addition to glue.
I've had pretty good luck with GOOP as well as E6000 for difficult
I'd probably just add some small screws (or even brads it they'll drive
into the particular plastic) thru the tire into the wheel thru the face
of the tire into the rim. Won't hurt a thing since the tire isn't
holding air anyway.
If we are talking about the hard plastic wheels on one of those "Big
Wheel trikes, then pop rivets without washers will serve to hold a
rubber cover on the tires so they don't slip. Probably more securely
than screws, which will also have the disadvantage of protruding
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