march83 wrote:OP, i did my first set of vittorias a few weeks ago and i wasn't impressed with my first efforts so i removed and re-did them. i had a similar experience with glue peeling easily from the tyre but adhering to the rim. I had lots of dry joints which I haven't had a problem with before which made me think that either the tyre was contaminated or it was just super thirsty so there wasn't much glue left near the surface to adhere once the tyre was mounted. in the end, i just cleaned the rims thoroughly, put 2 coats on both the tyre and the rim then wet glued them. next vittorias will get a gentle clean, probably just with water, before stretching and gluing.
@Causidicus: where are you buying your mastik? i can't seem to find the tins ANYWHERE!
Gave the tyres a second coat tonight and gave the rims one coat.
Slightly enlarged the valve hole and had a few seating attempts before adding glue to the rim, feeling happier with it now, tyres fitted nice and easy now they have been stretched more.
I'll probably give the rim another coat in the morning and then maybe mount them tomorrow evening with a final coat on the tyres, give them 48hrs to dry then see how they are Friday for a test ride.