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Old 12-28-2008, 08:51 AM   #1
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I am looking for some tricks to getting the glue off of some old rims. I just baked off my tires which worked well, and am going to dye a couple sets of rims before I change the foams and reglue. I still have some old glue on the rim that I would like to get off so the dye will work well and I will get a good glue bond. Is there something that works well or shoud I use a dremmel and buff it off?
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i prefer the m-80 method, kinda messy though

naw, you can get assitone (bad spelling) from home depot and soak it for a day or two and it will come off. i think it's assitone anyway, i just buy new rims. the electric offroad forum covers this alot.
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Acetone (also known as propanone, dimethyl ketone, 2-propanone, propan-2-one, dimethylformaldehyde and β-ketopropane) is a colorless, mobile, flammable liquid. It is the simplest example of the ketones. Acetone is miscible with water, ethanol, ether, etc., and itself serves as an important solvent. The most familiar household uses of acetone are as the active ingredient in nail polish remover and to thin some paints. Acetone is also used to make plastic, fibers, drugs, and other chemicals. In addition to being manufactured as a chemical, acetone is also found naturally in the environment, including in small amounts in the human body.
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I use an old coffe can, soak them for a day or two, outside, and the glue is gone....wear gloves.
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I use an old coffe can, soak them for a day or two, outside, and the glue is gone....wear gloves.
+1 make sure the area is well ventilated
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i used to waste my time doing this...but after a while you realize spending 15$ on some brand New rims is more then worth it.
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i used to waste my time doing this...but after a while you realize spending 15$ on some brand New rims is more then worth it.

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I only do it for an excuse to huff fumes... Naw I still do it once and awhile, mostly on tires like holeshots, I will cut the rubber off and take the foams out, save up a few sets, an soak a few every day all week, I just check em after work, I will spend about 10 minutes a set on these, if they are questionable or have meesed up spots, I chuck em, It also depends on the wheel type, I usually do not re run Panther wheels, they seem to be spent after the rubber is. I definatly do not bake them to save the rubber, I did this once, besides my ol lady wakin up an wanting to kill me, It took way too much time, an you had to deal with the glue anyway? So if I recycle them, rubber is cut off, as much as possible, and into the folgers can! Acetone costs almost the same as a set on new ones, so I make sure I have a few sets to do at the same time, I have found that one quart will do about sixteen wheels before it does not work well anymore, plus it evaporates fast.
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The acetone method in a coffee can works great. It comes off in a few hours, not days. As for buying new rims, we had a collection of wheels with worn out tires, after counting how much it costs to replace all the rims, acetone seem to be the best option!
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acetone!!!! a friend of mine did some the last week, the rims look like they brand new, i know i will be using this method from now on!!

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+1 on the acetone, I use an old paint can that I cleaned out so I can close it up and keep it from evaporating and it allows me to reuse it. Usually I only need to soak it for 24 hours or so. Makes the wheels look brand new.
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it seems to me using that harsh of a chemical it would make tims rims weak NO????
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No, never had an issue with the rims, just inspect them, it is my opinion, that racing ruins rims...not acetone, I have ran and reused several sets, and found that I through them cause they have hub wear or to muchbead area damage they are not worth messin with,.
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The acetone method in a coffee can works great. It comes off in a few hours, not days. As for buying new rims, we had a collection of wheels with worn out tires, after counting how much it costs to replace all the rims, acetone seem to be the best option!
+1 I do it to any rims that are more valuable to me ie: spoked, new, etc
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