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    Tubular Glue

    OK, this is my first foray into gluing tubulars. My question - is it ok to use different brands of glue on the same application? Some background info.

    I'm gluing Tufo Elites to a CF rim - both new. So far I've got one coat of glue on the rim and the tire. Going to put the second coat on I realized I won't have enough to finish.

    I plan on 3 coats to the rim, one the the tire (practices vary, but that seems to be the general consensus).

    For the first coat I used 'Tubasti' rim cement. I used 1 1/2 tubes for both tires and rims. (It's a semi-thick white glue). My source for that glue is 50 miles away, so I picked up some Vittoria Mastik One (which is also a 'white' glue.)

    I plan to use the Vittoria for the final two coats. Is this a good idea or should I start all over with new glue?

    Thanks for any advice on this.

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    You're gonna need a lot more then one coate to the tire. The cloth tape typically soakes up one coat in no time. I typically do 3 coats to a tire, more if necessary.

    But I don't think it's too much of a problem to mix brands. It's not the ideal situation but you'll be okay. They basically have the same ingredients.

    Having said that, I use Mastik One only

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    It's OK to mix under the cicumstance, They'll adhere adequately assuming they're not practically the same. I've used 3M yellow super adhesive at such times, others too.

    I will though say that under the best of circumstances, using the exact same is better as it coheres. Glues essentially do work well together. The best reason that I used the same one type(Clement) is that I didn't need to clean the rim so thoroughly every time I changed the tire, the spirits in the new stuff reactivates the old effectively. So if you change the tire in the future, you may want to clean it well the very first/next time and have plenty of the same and you can stick with it.

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