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Old 01-26-2009, 05:33 PM   #1
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I have been baking my tires off for ages now but i have a heap to do and sick of burning myself on the hot rubber

If you use the "acetone in a bucket with the tires up out of the acetone" method. Does it ruin the foams?

I have about 12 sets of new tires on 1/2 offset rims that i want to get off and put onto standards for when my 8T 2.0 arrives
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Yes acetone ruins the foams and they will powder away if you use them again
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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!!
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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 bought a half a gallon for 4 bucks... were the hell are you buying it?


With the boiling method you can save everything
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I bought a half a gallon for 4 bucks... were the hell are you buying it?


With the boiling method you can save everything
it will still ruin the foams unless u plug the holes
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it will still ruin the foams unless u plug the holes

Mine are fine... its just foam, you just have to let them dry fully...
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I bought a half a gallon for 4 bucks... were the hell are you buying it?


With the boiling method you can save everything
HOMEDEPOT! 1/2 gallon $18.99 plus tax! WTH did you get it for $4????
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i tried the acetone thing last week and it was a waste of time and money. then i tried the boiling thing and it was like magic. i was able to reuse everything. make sure u boil them for like 20 min and if the tire still won't come off throw them back in. they will break loose.
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HOMEDEPOT! 1/2 gallon $18.99 plus tax! WTH did you get it for $4????

Sale!!!
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i tried the acetone thing last week and it was a waste of time and money. then i tried the boiling thing and it was like magic. i was able to reuse everything. make sure u boil them for like 20 min and if the tire still won't come off throw them back in. they will break loose.
So you just boil them in water?

I have a set of tires and rims for my NPede, it was my first attempt at tire gluing, and i ended up making them way off balance, so much so that they would flip my ride whenever i turned...so I can just boil them and try again?
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Sorry Pinky I cant get home made acetone in Phoenix for $4 a gallon...all the labs are too busy making Meth
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So you just boil them in water?

I have a set of tires and rims for my NPede, it was my first attempt at tire gluing, and i ended up making them way off balance, so much so that they would flip my ride whenever i turned...so I can just boil them and try again?
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
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Sorry Pinky I cant get home made acetone in Phoenix for $4 a gallon...all the labs are too busy making Meth

Hahah, Nah, home depot had a sale lol
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Next week, I'm teaching RIT DYE...an awesome way to dye any white RC part rims/wings any color you want
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Already did the dye with my rims and spoiler

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