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Old 01-26-2009, 06:36 PM   #16
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Damn Jaz we have used the same gallon on about 25 sets (buggy and truggy) and its still going strong. We do use it in a gallon paint can and snug the lid down while in use and between uses. Leave them in there for 24 hours and they peel right off, any old glue wipes off with a rag wet in acetone.

Tip, if you are just wanting to use the old rims and foams cause the tries are worn out cut the tire off the rim leaving about 1/4 to 1/2 inch to pull on. I have never been able to salvage any foams that have had an acetone bath, even putting them up to dry for a couple of weeks, if they don't break when you try to insert them in the tire they break shortly after being mounted.

Forget the price when bought but the gallon of acetone and empty gallon paint can was less than $20 at Home Depot.

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Old 01-26-2009, 06:41 PM   #17
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those are half gallon containers that Home depot sells...and the paint can thing..I did not think of that..First time I left the can open,,acetone evaporated..next I used a metal bowl with a lid, still gone! I gave up..boiling works fine, so i dont know why I tried the acetone thing
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:43 PM   #18
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Sure sounds like a lot of trouble to me
I expect this hobby to cost money so I just buy what I need.
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also when u pull them from the boiling water, i run them under cold water so hot water doesn't splash up in my face when the glue pops. once u have a small part of the tire off u can run cold water inside the tire to cool the foam. the cold water will not make the glue rebond.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:44 PM   #20
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Yes, boil a pot of water big enough to hold all 4 tires, or you can do 1 or 2 at a time if you like. Boil water first, throw in tires, use something heavy to hold them under the water, or they float, if they float you will have to boil both sides. 20-30 minutes later, pull em out 1 at a time, and use waterproof oven mitts to tear the tire from the rim, repeat 3 more times.....

If you got CA glue on your foams you'll need new foams, if not, make sure they dry completely before you rebuild
awesome, im gonna try it right now, thanks!

does it leave a nasty smell or residue in the pot?
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:45 PM   #21
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also if ur goin to do multipal sets, do urself a favor and go to wal mart and get a bigger pot to save time. i got mine for like $10
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:02 PM   #22
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im not trying to save the rims.
i need to save the tires and foams.

I have 12 brand new never run sets of 1/2 offset truggy tires for my Losi 8T and i need to get them off so i can re-mount them onto standard offset truggy rims for the losi 8T 2.0
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im not trying to save the rims.
i need to save the tires and foams.

I have 12 brand new never run sets of 1/2 offset truggy tires for my Losi 8T and i need to get them off so i can re-mount them onto standard offset truggy rims for the losi 8T 2.0

Then boil them, you need the foams to dry over night or maybe two days, but they will be fine

Remember guys its just foam, water doesnt hurt it


IF they dont pull off with a little tugging PUT THEM BACK IN THE WATER dont rip the bead off!!

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so this includes molded foams like proline, losi and grp foams?
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so this includes molded foams like proline, losi and grp foams?

Yep did it with my proline crimefighters and the foams that came with it
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acetone is $14 a gallon at home depot---get 1 gallon and a 5 gallon pail and lid. if you want to save the tires and foams elevate the wheels out of the acetone and let the fumes do the work. if you just want the rims cut the sidewalls and remove the majority of the tire and submerge the rim. a day or two later they come off easily and neatly either way. i have not bought rims in a long time. also as long as the bucket is sealed well the acetone will last for months, i just leave it at the track and all are welcome to use it
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awesome, im gonna try it right now, thanks!

does it leave a nasty smell or residue in the pot?
Nothing soap and water wont wash, but there is a bit of a melted rubber oder
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what happened to the CA debonder?http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/4407
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Dont waste your time...I did the acetone thing last week, and its cheeper to buy new rims and tires. Acetone is $40 a gallon and you need allot, tires need to soak for 24 hours, acetone soaks into the foam, and cannot be reused, plus most of the acetone evaporates even if you seal it, after all that work, I still needed to sand the rubber residue off the rims to re-use them, it would have been quicker, cheeper, and allot less work to just buy new tires and rims, and glue em up, or use the boil method..Hot water is free!!
i am not sure what kind of acetone you bought from home depot but the selling price is $16.96 a gallon.. if you paid $40 for it you got screwed
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I just checked, and the can is a gallon. My bad. I thought it was 1/2 gallon. It was $19 at my HD, plus tax, and I bought 2 so i thought $40 a gallon...all that to save 2 rims..wasnt worth it to me. I cant leave a can of acetone in a bucket in my yard or garage..I have a 4 year old child..next time its boil, or buy new tires and rims
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