So yesterday I went to go check on the set of tires that I had glued before.
This was the first set of cross tubulars I glued without using the tape so I was pretty curious how it would come out.
When I was testing the tire adhesion, I was gut wrenched to find that I was able to peel the wheel off just by pulling on it with some force. What I discovered was that for one wheel, the glue did not seem to adhere very well to the base tape, and for the second wheel it adhered to the base tape, but not very well to the rim.
The process took about 4 days total, 3 thin layers on the tire and rim, and a final tacky layer on the rim before mounting.
I am curious how hard it should be to pull a properly glued tire from the rim? I had to use a tire lever to break some of the interface, but it seemed to come off MUCH easier than when I used tape.
Maybe back to tape...