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Best brush to apply glue to tubular
Last Post 05/28/2013 10:18 PM by Nicholas Arenella. 6 Replies.
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Ride On

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05/12/2013 08:29 AM
Today I figured out that a tooth brush makes a great brush to apply glue to a tubular. It had just the right shape. They are cheap also which is great. Use one and toss it. Anyone have something that works better ?
Dave Stohler

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05/12/2013 09:59 AM
I've tried everything over the years and think the best is a flux brush, think you'll find it's easier than a toothbrush b/c you can twirll it around to avoid glue strings (if you're using a can of glue) and it can be pressed against the rim bed for perfect coverage.  I spent $10 at a local hardware store a few years ago and bought a box that will last me a decade.

Not sure how to do an active link on this site yet, so here's a cut/paste (sorry):

http://www.pexsupply.com/Oatey-30712-1-2-x-3-Solder-Flux-Acid-Brush?gclid=CJyXmKDckLcCFYRM4AodWSkAzA

dkri

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05/12/2013 01:37 PM
I brush tires with a flux brush and generally use my finger to spread glue on the rim. $10 worth of flux brushes and rubber gloves and I'm probably set forever.
formerly dkri
Tortue Volante

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05/12/2013 11:39 PM
I third the flux brush. Cheap, easy to use....and cheap.
laurentja

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05/14/2013 02:10 AM
Hmm. I've been using an index finger for about 35 years. Sure, it takes about a day of occasional picking to get it all off your finger again, but it's part of the whole process...makes me happy! Fresh tires!
stinkyhelmet

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05/14/2013 09:24 AM
laurentja, you are clearly not a hand model.

I use flux brushes.
Nick A

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05/28/2013 10:18 PM
Cereal box cardboard.
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