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Forum topic by MrRon posted 02-25-2021 10:55 PM 338 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MrRon

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02-25-2021 10:55 PM

I have some urethane (orange) tires to install. One side of the tire is shiny and the other side is dull. My question is: what side goes against the wheel’ the dull side or the shiny side, or does it matter?


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#1 posted 02-26-2021 12:28 AM

Get ahold of Sulpher Springs Mfg. in Florida. They probably made them. The rough side should be IN if you have to use 3-M weatherstrip adhesive to keep them from jumping off the wheel.

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#2 posted 02-26-2021 02:06 AM

One side should be flat, the other should have a slight crown. The flat goes on the wheel.
In my experience you shouldn’t need any adhesive. In fact you may need to heat the tires in some warm water to make them expand enough to get them on.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#3 posted 02-26-2021 03:44 AM

Sulpher Grove has an excellent video for installation.

https://sgtool.com/2016/09/20/hot-water-or-not-installing-band-saw-tires/

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#4 posted 02-26-2021 09:02 AM

I installed the orange ones from Sulphur groove tools on my jet 18” last year and had the same question. I called over and talked with Rick and he said it really does not matter but likes to install the shiny side towards the wheels. If yours have a crown I suspect the crown would go facing out. Mine were flat both sides and I installed them without and adhesive they are are working great. A well worth while upgrade even though I almost killed myself a few times trying to stretch those things

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MrRon

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#5 posted 02-26-2021 10:50 AM



I installed the orange ones from Sulphur groove tools on my jet 18” last year and had the same question. I called over and talked with Rick and he said it really does not matter but likes to install the shiny side towards the wheels. If yours have a crown I suspect the crown would go facing out. Mine were flat both sides and I installed them without and adhesive they are are working great. A well worth while upgrade even though I almost killed myself a few times trying to stretch those things

- chicken


My tires don’t have a crown; they are flat.

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#6 posted 02-26-2021 04:29 PM


My tires don t have a crown; they are flat.

- MrRon

I used the SG tool tires for my Powermatic 141 restore a while back, the tires were flat and my wheels are also flat. The SG website shows a way to create a crown with several strips of tape between the tires and wheels, worked great!

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#7 posted 02-26-2021 06:04 PM

When I mounted my tires (17 inch) in the winter, it was 40-something degrees in the shop and them things don’t stretch very well – especially when cold.

So, I use a couple of those clamps that convert to spreaders. That helped a lot.

I don’t remember about shiny vs. dull sides.

-Paul

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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