R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-16-2007, 07:39 AM   #1
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: illinois
Posts: 1,672
Trader Rating: 26 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to cheesecake
Default How To remove Tires from wheels

how would i go about doing this i can care less if i damage the wheel or the foam all i want to keep is the tires....as the tires have less than 3 minutes of use. the crappy panther wheel hex stripped out.
cheesecake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2007, 08:22 AM   #2
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5
Default

You can either boil then in a big pot on the stove or bake em in the over at around 350 for about 30 minutes.
skulldog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2007, 09:34 AM   #3
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Locust Grove,Ga
Posts: 1,178
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

I had best results by putting in the oven at around 325 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes. I would recommend doing this in a toaster oven in the garage do to the fumes the glue lets off when heated. Make sure you use gloves when you take them out because they will be very hot. The will come right off. It won't damage the wheels either.
hairdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2007, 09:50 AM   #4
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Franklin, Indiana
Posts: 473
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to Adim_X
Default

I just started baking them off using acetone. I put the tires in a large tupperware container, then dropped a sponge soaked in acetone in the container and taped the lid shut. I left them in there overnight, and my tires just peeled right off the rim. You can then use a dremel and clean any of the glue off the rim or tire. The only thing that was damaged was the foam. It became real soft, so I did not reuse it.
Adim_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2007, 11:15 AM   #5
Tech Addict
 
gubbs3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 600
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

I bake them. I preheat the oven to 350 and put the tires in. Then turn off the oven. I found that heating the tires at 350 for too long will make them smoke badly and lower temps didn't really work very well. Wait for 15-20 minutes and take them out. Let them cool first! If you try to peel them off too soon they will be very hot which is 1)dangerous and 2) can cause the tire to tear very easily.
gubbs3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2007, 02:00 PM   #6
Tech Elite
 
Jason Halvorson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Grand Forks ND
Posts: 3,955
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Jason Halvorson Send a message via MSN to Jason Halvorson
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adim_X View Post
I just started baking them off using acetone. I put the tires in a large tupperware container, then dropped a sponge soaked in acetone in the container and taped the lid shut. I left them in there overnight, and my tires just peeled right off the rim. You can then use a dremel and clean any of the glue off the rim or tire. The only thing that was damaged was the foam. It became real soft, so I did not reuse it.
use the oven, it will not wreck the foams...
__________________
08 Sponsors Thank you for all your support!!!!

TEAM OCM USA
TEAM GO TECH
TEAM PRO TWISTER MODS
TEAM VP PRO TIRES

OCM RACING DT-19 EVO, GO TECH ENGINES PTM'ED

OCM RACING DT-19T PRO, GO TECH ENGINES PTM'ED
Jason Halvorson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2007, 02:21 PM   #7
Tech Master
 
chewiefttc4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: algonac, mi
Posts: 1,552
Trader Rating: 26 (96%+)
Send a message via AIM to chewiefttc4 Send a message via Yahoo to chewiefttc4
Default

i just recently did this
340 preheat.
set in for 10 mins. turn off and let them sit until cooled fully.
then just crack the ca glue by bending and flexing the tire at the bead.

youll find this method works very well
chewiefttc4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2007, 08:58 PM   #8
Tech Elite
 
MadRacer's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,793
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

I use a large coffee jar with acetone in it. Leave over night and will peel right of the rims. The down side is the foam are stuft but you can get some others from your hobbt shop.
MadRacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 11:01 AM   #9
Tech Master
 
SMcpot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,237
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default

I wasn't sure how acetone would react with the Kyosho wheels I use, so I used a gallon of old O'Donnell fuel I had lying around (per suggestion from another forum member). Soaked 'em overnight, worked great and didn't damage anything. I'd be apprehensive about using the oven-method in any appliance I planned to make food in later; the hot rubber will stink it up
SMcpot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 11:06 AM   #10
Tech Master
 
RACING MASON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lake Havasu City Az
Posts: 1,395
Send a message via ICQ to RACING MASON
Default

I also use the oven method........
__________________
R.C. SYNDICATE RACING
Lake Havasu City AZ
Slash
Revo
CEN Matrix TR FRE
RACING MASON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 11:25 AM   #11
Tech Elite
 
glassdoctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,250
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RACING MASON View Post
I also use the oven method........
me too
glassdoctor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 11:35 AM   #12
Tech Addict
 
Maikaitan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 516
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

most of you actually mentioned the oven method... i thought this will work if only you want to safe the rims... but i thought this guy wants to save the tires? (if i read it correctly...)

i think heating it in the oven will damage the tires... please correct me if i'm wrong.. thanks...

i'll use CA Debonder from BSI...
__________________
HobbyThingzBlk 201-E, Tampines Street 23, #01-118, Singapore 520201. Tel: 65-67828311, HP: 65-97465015. www.hobbythingz.com, team@hobbythingz.com
Regional Sole Distributor for Team Associated, Orbit Electronics, J Concept and PolyButler. Dealer for Tamiya, Kyosho, GS, Proline, Byron, Os Engines, RB, Futaba, Sanwa, KO.....
Please note that we are closed every Tuesday and P.Holiday. Hours are: 12pm-9pm.
Maikaitan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 11:59 AM   #13
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lincoln Park-Chicago
Posts: 881
Default

I baked off one tire off a rim last week because the new Panther wheel hex stripped.

I baked it on a cookie sheet for at 375 for 15 mins. with the oven on. I pulled it out and while hot pulled the tire/foam and off the bad rim. I then cleaned up the tire with a Dremel and mounted it on a new rim.

I used the old foam because it's just like the ones in the other 3 tires I'm sure-a little crumbly.

I raced the tires yesterday. They're just fine.
__________________
Bruce Edwards
Thanks to:
Go Tech Engines www.racefactorindustries.com
Merlin Glow Plugs www.merlinglowplugs.com
Vantage Racing www.vantageracing.com
Mods by Rocket Ray! email: CowboyRa@sbcglobal.net
satoch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 12:11 PM   #14
Tech Master
 
chewiefttc4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: algonac, mi
Posts: 1,552
Trader Rating: 26 (96%+)
Send a message via AIM to chewiefttc4 Send a message via Yahoo to chewiefttc4
Default

anything above 350 will change the rubber.. and dry it out..

the minum tempature i found to work is 345 baked for 10 mins. and then left to cool completly.. this allows the ca glue to harden and become fragile. and it cracks like glass.

when the tempature is too high and you dont let them cool sufficently. you will actually tear the rubber. well at least you have a higher chance of it happening.
chewiefttc4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 12:12 PM   #15
Tech Regular
 
dgraham225's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Denham Springs, LA
Posts: 379
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Send a message via Skype™ to dgraham225
Default

i also use the acetone method, soak submerge tires into an acetone bath overnight and they come out as new as the day you mounted the, no bead or rim cleanup needed at all! but yea, the foams are wrecked, they need replacing... which is no big deal because they are the first thing to wear out anyway?
dgraham225 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1/8th Buggy Tires, wheels NEW! AND...TMaxx/Savage Tires/Wheels. mblgjr R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 13 06-16-2008 09:47 PM
whats the best way to remove tires??? Mugen MBX-5 Nitro Off-Road 27 10-30-2007 08:43 PM
How do you remove glued tires from wheels? Mr.Maim Rookie Zone 28 03-08-2007 08:50 AM
Best way to remove tires from rim quietstorm76 Electric Off-Road 13 04-09-2006 10:40 AM
how to remove CA from tires coolrcdad Electric On-Road 12 03-06-2003 09:51 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 05:57 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net