I used a caulking tube of black quick cure (polyurethane?) which is used by
pros on windshield sealing. I was told that this was the same stuff you see
on the inside new Daytona wire wheels.
Cleaned up some light rust and and it spread on easy with a spatula, dried
flexible but quite hard. Looks good, time will tell. Also Moss sells tube
protectors, (close to the price of an inner tube).
60 MGA, 67 etype, 59 Bugeye
----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Kindall" <email@example.com>
To: "MG List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2006 4:03 PM
Subject: wire wheel prep
> I've just reconditioned my wire wheels (knockoffs, 4.5x14, newly
> painted silver) and am about to have new tires put on. A couple of
> questions that I think have been mentioned on the list before, but I'd
> be glad to hear any opinions --
> In lieu of proper rim bands, what about using sections of inner tube?
> (and how wide should these be?). I've also heard of duct tape being
> used. Are there problems with these ad hoc adaptations that I should be
> aware of? (Yes, I like to be cheap if I can.)