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Old 04-15-2009, 08:35 PM   #1
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What is the best and least difficualt way to unglue tires with out wrecking the rims?
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:40 PM   #2
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preheat oven to 350-400

place tires on cookie sheet

put in oven for 15-20 minutes

be prepared to get cookie sheet with tires on it OUTSIDE because as soon as you open the oven door the tires will begin to smoke...sometimes a little smoke...sometimes a LOT of smoke

set them outside until they cool off

peel tires off and remove foams

use oven mits

oh...and make sure the wife is gone shopping when ya do this
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Soak tires in acetone and leave for a day. Come back next day and just peel tires off wheels. Just as simple as stated.
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wouldnt it smell really bad if you do that?
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Soak tires in acetone and leave for a day. Come back next day and just peel tires off wheels. Just as simple as stated.
2 things one when you say acetone do you mean some thing like paint thinner or nail pollish remover second thing i have heard that will weaken your rims
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2 things one when you say acetone do you mean some thing like paint thinner or nail pollish remover second thing i have heard that will weaken your rims
your rims will be fine thats how ive done it for years,

i have a set of rims that have had prolly 20 sets of tires on them and they are still good condition a few nicks but no cracks or chips
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2 things one when you say acetone do you mean some thing like paint thinner or nail pollish remover second thing i have heard that will weaken your rims
+1 on the acetone. Acetone is a chemical that you can get at your local hardware store by the gallon. I would suggest to buy a metal paint can (new with no paint inside) or find something that seals well. Acetone is highly volatile and flammable. Follow directions on can so you don't get sick sitting in your basement with your nose in the can! : I haven't had any problems with rims getting weak but I don't go smashing into every turn.
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Boil them in water for 15-30 minutes each side. Works for me.
And not much/or no smell at all.
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Boiling is hit or miss. I've had some tires that wouldn't come off even after boiling for an hour. Baking them works like a freaking charm.
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boiling is the EASIETS way, but like mfrosty said, its a hit or miss thing
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do any of these methods not damage the tire and foam? I have a couple rims that are cracked and broken but the tires are in great shape, want to remove tires to put on new rims
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try boiling or oven-ing, i heard using acetone turns your foams into powder.
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do any of these methods not damage the tire and foam? I have a couple rims that are cracked and broken but the tires are in great shape, want to remove tires to put on new rims
Acetone will destroy your foams. Boiling and baking will not affect them at all.

I definately prefer baking, not only does it work better and fast than boiling, you won't burn the crap outta your fingers trying to get the tires off. Once the foams soak up that hot water when you start peeling them off you'll get a nice blister on your thumb.
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good point. i had a blister once trying to boil some noodles, hurt like hell
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+1 acetone

if you are just trying to save the wheel - acetone is your best best

yes it does kill the foam BUT:

What you need to do is cut the tire off around the edges remove the tire and foam then put them in acetone and pill away the rest of the tire................. I have use this for years and never had a problem....... last year I reused 3 sets of wheels all year...... sweet when your racing Truggy hahahahahaha

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ps: I did the baking once, fire department gave me a fine- and social services came to my home - huge hazard --- I guess buring/ cooking rubber is not good in a home..........
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