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You could use Superglue or Krazy Glue (trademarks for a type of CA or Cyanoacrylate glue) in a pinch but there are specifically formulated CA glues for gluing tires that is sold in RC hobby shops. You want to use a fast-drying glue that stays flexible, doesn't eat through the plastic/rubber parts, and provides good bonding between the rim and the tire bead (the part of the tire where you put the glue).
How to Glue TiresAlthough the basics are the same, some RC owners and RC manufacturers advocate different tire-gluing methods. You'll need to find the method that works best for you, your RC vehicle, and the way you operate your RC. Here are some tutorials on gluing tires:
- How to Prep Tires for Gluing - A RCNet video
This quick video shows you where to clean the tire and the rim with rubbing alcohol.
- Gluing Tires - A NitroHouse Video
This tire gluing tutorial starts with drilling holes in the wheel. There's also sanding and tire banding involved. Features clear instructions and visuals.
- Gluing tires like a pro
Writing for RC Driver Magazine, Erich Reichert describes and illustrates 9 steps for gluing tires.
- Tire Gluing
This FAQ on electric off-road racing covers tire gluing, including how to remove glued on tires.
An alternative to gluing tires to the rim is to use beadlock rims. Instead of glue, the rims have 2 parts that hold the tire in place with screws.