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Old 02-15-2010, 06:20 PM   #1
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Went to the LHS and got some ofna foams for 1/8 buggy tires. (putting them in aka super soft city blocks)

well the foams do not fill properly. So i will have to order aka foams (don't ask why i didn't in the first place).

Question is what is the best way to take the tires of the rim without damaging the tires. I know the 2 ways most people do it is with acetone or boiling them.

But will this hurt my tires?? THey are new.

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Boiling wont hurt the tire, acetone can change the compound if left in long enough
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i boiled all my tires, took me about an 1 hour and another 30 mins to get them glued and seated,

this was truggy tires though.
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boiling will soften your rims. this is the best and fastest method.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRxqU...om=PL&index=97
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boiling will soften your rims. this is the best and fastest method.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRxqU...om=PL&index=97
hey bill is that what you do? I might have to have you do that for me I want to switch foams in this practically new set of panther gators I have
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hey bill is that what you do? I might have to have you do that for me I want to switch foams in this practically new set of panther gators I have
n/p, shoot me a pm next time you roll to Rev. Bring some fresh glue and a couple new xacto blades and i will knock them out.
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word...I will and thanks...btw which you think I should toss in there? the new pl ones? will work right?
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Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Once it is at temperture cut off the oven and place the wheels in the oven for fifteen minutes. Once this is done take them out and the tires will peel right off. Only thing is they are hot.
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Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Once it is at temperture cut off the oven and place the wheels in the oven for fifteen minutes. Once this is done take them out and the tires will peel right off. Only thing is they are hot.

another variation of this is preheat oven to 350 and put them in there on a cookie sheet for 15 minutes then remove and then turn the oven off.
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another variation of this is preheat oven to 350 and put them in there on a cookie sheet for 15 minutes then remove and then turn the oven off.
Then sprinkle with powdered sugar and cinnamon, mmm yummy
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another variation of this is preheat oven to 350 and put them in there on a cookie sheet for 15 minutes then remove and then turn the oven off.
I've used the baking method with very good success my self. Let them cool completely before you try to remove them. If they are hot you can very easily tear the tire apart.
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if you let the tire cool completely, doesn't the rim stick back to the tire?
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the heat crystalizes the glue, at that point it stops being glue and becomes poorly adhesed flakes of paint by comparason.
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If doing the acetone method, how long do you keep the tires in the acetone?

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