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Old 04-16-2010, 02:55 PM   #1
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I made an error. I have the wrong foams in my cityblocks. The tires and wheels are brand new. I now have a new set of foams. How can i get the tire off and not mess up the wheel or the tire?

I know you can soak it in acetone, but i don't want to mess up the tire. If i bake them in the oven, will that mess up the tires?? i need to use these tires for a race tomorrow and don't have enough acetone to really do it anyway and it's getting late.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks
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I have never tried it but I have a friend that uses this technique all the time. He heats his oven to 350 degrees and then shuts it off. he places the tires in there and lets them set in there for a hour. He says they come right off the rim with no problem and you can reuse the foam, tire's , or the wheels.
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I've seen this video on you tube. Hara uses a Brand new X-acto blade and cuts the bead of the tire as close as he can to the bead of the wheel. You just fold the tire back and replace the foam. Then re-glue the tire. The rubber actually bonds better to itself than the wheel.
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I've seen this video on you tube. Hara uses a Brand new X-acto blade and cuts the bead of the tire as close as he can to the bead of the wheel. You just fold the tire back and replace the foam. Then re-glue the tire. The rubber actually bonds better to itself than the wheel.
+1 I do this all the time. works good
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yeah. i was thinking, why don't i just cut the beads off?

I guess i was scared

And another bonus. Wifey won't get mad


I am also assuming that he only cuts the glue on one side?
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[QUOTE=dreaux;7281356]I made an error. I have the wrong foams in my cityblocks. The tires and wheels are brand new. I now have a new set of foams. How can i get the tire off and not mess up the wheel or the tire?

I know you can soak it in acetone, but i don't want to mess up the tire. If i bake them in the oven, will that mess up the tires?? i need to use these tires for a race tomorrow and don't have enough acetone to really do it anyway and it's getting late.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks[/QUOTE The oven method works great for me!!
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I've seen this video on you tube. Hara uses a Brand new X-acto blade and cuts the bead of the tire as close as he can to the bead of the wheel. You just fold the tire back and replace the foam. Then re-glue the tire. The rubber actually bonds better to itself than the wheel.

This is the best method for replacing inserts.
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