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Old 10-30-2009, 03:11 AM   #16
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cool i haven't heard of the acetone method. so you just put an inch or so of acetone at the bottom of a coffee tin, have the wheel propped up above the liquid and seal 'er up for a day or two?

i forgot to cut my foams and my rear tires wobble like crazy, so would all three parts (tires, foam, and rim) be ok after using the acetone method? i ask because i used the boil method once and it was a huge pain in the butt and ended up warping/ruining the tires (probably my fault for trying to peel them away too soon ).
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cool i haven't heard of the acetone method. so you just put an inch or so of acetone at the bottom of a coffee tin, have the wheel propped up above the liquid and seal 'er up for a day or two?

i forgot to cut my foams and my rear tires wobble like crazy, so would all three parts (tires, foam, and rim) be ok after using the acetone method? i ask because i used the boil method once and it was a huge pain in the butt and ended up warping/ruining the tires (probably my fault for trying to peel them away too soon ).

you got it bud.....give it time and they will come off.....Different glue's have different holding strength...some are a Biatch to get off....some pop off like they weren't even glued on....take your time and you'll be impressed with the results.
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So do you guys cut your AKA foams out before using acetone?
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So do you guys cut your AKA foams out before using acetone?


depends what your trying to save.....if the tires are Toast ya just cut them off.
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hey guys FYI, we are all using the primary solvent for CA glue and don't even know it, look @ this link and read under "uses", I little info goes a long way
someone give it a try and report the outcome
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitromethane
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I just removed 3 sets of rims that were soaking for about 3 weeks in a $7.00 plastic sealed bucket. The acetone was already old, brown and dirty. Rims that were not even in the acetone, the tires came right off with NO glue residue.

I reuse my AKA foams, you save like $20 on a set buying new AKAs' without the foam inserts.
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Has anyone tried the nitro way yet? I want to hear how it works out for you.
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What I meant was will the acetone hurt the AKA foams?
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Old 10-31-2009, 09:56 AM   #24
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what would be the bestt way to save the tires and foams, i got a set of aka cityblocks and the wheel hexes are stripped on two of the wheels but the tires have maybe one run on them so i want to save the tires and foams, rims are junk.
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what would be the bestt way to save the tires and foams, i got a set of aka cityblocks and the wheel hexes are stripped on two of the wheels but the tires have maybe one run on them so i want to save the tires and foams, rims are junk.

Acetone but not submerge...let the fume's do their work.
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k thanks. i will let them sit for a few days.
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k thanks. i will let them sit for a few days.
I cut the tires, and remove the AKA foams before i throw them in the acetone. Over night should do the trick.
I cut the rubber off only leaving the bead attached to the wheel, then fit as many as I can in the container im using, and soak overnight. Normally the rubber ring will just come right off.
If your using a molded foam, the acetone will more than likely eat up the foam. The tires will be OK though.
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I cut the tires, and remove the AKA foams before i throw them in the acetone. Over night should do the trick.
I cut the rubber off only leaving the bead attached to the wheel, then fit as many as I can in the container im using, and soak overnight. Normally the rubber ring will just come right off.
If your using a molded foam, the acetone will more than likely eat up the foam. The tires will be OK though.


he is wanting to save the tire's and foams...the hex's he said are stripped out...IF the tire was gone and all you wanted was the foam and rim then by all means cutting them off is a lot easier then not.
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OK, the acetone fumes worked great, but what's the best way to clean the glue off the rest of the rims?

Thx.
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OK, the acetone fumes worked great, but what's the best way to clean the glue off the rest of the rims?

Thx.
if it dries take a dremel with a wire wheel to it.
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