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Old 09-08-2009, 10:44 AM   #1
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Exclamation How to UNGLUE tires and wheels???

if i buy lightly used tires that are already glued, is it hard to unglue tires and put another set of wheels on them? Thanks and please let me know how if possible
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if you dont want the foams, then just put them in a can (like a coffee can) and submerge them in acetone.

if you want to keep the foams, then put a block or some kind of spacer in the can to keep the tires above the acetone. seal the can and let the fumes do the work.
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preheat oven to 350 degrees, put tires on a cookie sheet and cook em for 10-15 minutes, let cool and the tires should come off no problem. only glue i have found to need more cooking is fusion. if you are buying wheels just for the rims then you might want to compare the price of them plus hassle vs the rims by themselves.
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if you dont want the foams, then just put them in a can (like a coffee can) and submerge them in acetone.

if you want to keep the foams, then put a block or some kind of spacer in the can to keep the tires above the acetone. seal the can and let the fumes do the work.

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preheat oven to 350 degrees, put tires on a cookie sheet and cook em for 10-15 minutes, let cool and the tires should come off no problem. only glue i have found to need more cooking is fusion. if you are buying wheels just for the rims then you might want to compare the price of them plus hassle vs the rims by themselves.


Idk about cooking them..Acetone works just finee
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:24 PM   #5
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Baking works pretty well. Just get the vent fan going right next to the oven or take outside right away. Fumes aren't to bad but significant others might object. I do 400 degrees for 8 minutes. Let cool and should peal right off.
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I tried the acetone method and it didnt work!! I tried straight acetone and acetone and water!! But nothing worked, boiling is ok but its the only time I've been succesful in trying to take glued tires off the rim. I think Im going to try the baking next time!
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if you dont want the foams, then just put them in a can (like a coffee can) and submerge them in acetone.

if you want to keep the foams, then put a block or some kind of spacer in the can to keep the tires above the acetone. seal the can and let the fumes do the work.

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I've tried all the below methods, acetone is the best.
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Heard people have good luck with acetone but baking works fastest and cleanest for me. Just make sure you wear gloves.
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Boil them. Saves the foams, don't stink up the house and works great. Use an old pot and boil them for about 20 minutes. Put on some good gloves and pull them off.
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Default Want to save tires, dont care about rims

I am wanting to save the tires i really dont care about the wheels, so will the boiling and acetone method allow me to save the tires, sorry i am just a little confused. Thanks for all the help tho!
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I'm not sure about the acetone method. Never used it. But when you boil them, the tires will come off and you can re-use the rims foams or tires. Nothing's been damaged when I've done it.
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Boiling works great for me. 10 minutes on each side and the tires peel off and everything is reusable.
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Acetone is imo the best way as it actually melts away the glue and basically your left wityh a clean bead after....baking works but leaves a chunky bead of old glue....baking breaks the bond between the rim and tires....the glue notmally sticks to the tire which can be a Pain to deal with when the glue cools and becomes Rock hard......Boiling i found also didnt remove the glue it just broke the bond between one or the other....Acetone with the Tire elevated out of the liquid is IMO the best way and gives you a clean bead to work with when you go to mount it again.
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Acetone is imo the best way as it actually melts away the glue and basically your left wityh a clean bead after....baking works but leaves a chunky bead of old glue....baking breaks the bond between the rim and tires....the glue notmally sticks to the tire which can be a Pain to deal with when the glue cools and becomes Rock hard......Boiling i found also didnt remove the glue it just broke the bond between one or the other....Acetone with the Tire elevated out of the liquid is IMO the best way and gives you a clean bead to work with when you go to mount it again.
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