@ChrisBcritter: I ordered some of these and they work perfectly. I drilled a .040 hole and I soldered paperclip wire for a bracket. Painted the inside of a small headlight lens with amber fingernail polish. Glued small size headlight lens in place using clear 5 min epoxy. looks great. Thanks.
This is the glue I am referring to. Most of the writing on the container is in Thai. http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOA-Glue-Latex-Hygienic-Adhesive-Premium-Quality-General-Purpose-4-OZ-/182342857052 . It has the same smell and consistency as Elmer's Glue.It does work for installing windshields. Dries clear. It says nothing about PVA. Only says Hygienic Latex Adhesive. I have not found Elmer's Glue here in Thailand. Tacky Glue...I'll have to research that. Thanks for the replies.
When I glue them or don't glue them they seem fine at first, but then after a few hours the tire peels off from the rim. Often this is when no backing plate is used at all.Like when a tire is mounted to a body as a spare like on a Jeep. I'll try the thick super glue again.