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Old 10-14-2010, 07:00 AM   #1
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So 2 weeks ago I decided to mount a new set of tires at the track. I threw them in my pit box with the mounting bands still on the tires and forgot about them. 3 days ago I found them and removed the bands but the bands have crushed the entire inside of all 4 foams and the tires look like they are now useless. I let them sit for awhile (3 days) hoping the foam would spring back to shape but they still look as bad as they did 3 days ago. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do to get em back to shape or do I need to cut em out and replace them?
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:10 AM   #2
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jazz I kinda did this before. Put them on and fire the buggy up from the expansion and air going into the foams it will probubly through them back into shape.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:37 AM   #3
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I'll try that thanks
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So 2 weeks ago I decided to mount a new set of tires at the track. I threw them in my pit box with the mounting bands still on the tires and forgot about them. 3 days ago I found them and removed the bands but the bands have crushed the entire inside of all 4 foams and the tires look like they are now useless. I let them sit for awhile (3 days) hoping the foam would spring back to shape but they still look as bad as they did 3 days ago. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do to get em back to shape or do I need to cut em out and replace them?
I did that kinda, I glued that tires and smashed them in my box an the all had a flat spot. I didnt notice it until the main started.. truck is just a hopin all over the place, but it did get better.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:48 AM   #5
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I did that to a set too and they never quite came back to flat across again. I ran them and they got better but they never went back to right. I think to make it 100% you will prob have to cut a bead and replace the foam. Or just use them as practice tires. I did a set of kingpins and they were slippery as hell.
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What type of foam? If you have holes in tires for venting, blow compressed air into that hole. It will help the foam expand and will also check your glue job...lol
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Put them in the dryer. Add a towel to help cut down on the noise. Adjust the heat setting based on how hot your dryer gets, your not trying to bake them off.
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They are ultra flex VP pro axeman tires on VP pro rims with Proline EVO inserts. I'll try all of the suggestions posted. Thanks for the help guys I'll let you guys know the outcome
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:23 PM   #9
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If all else fails and oven does the trick. Dont kill anything just heats the glue to where the tire will come right off, no cutting beads or ugly rims. After words the tire, foam, and rim are all still good to use again.
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:16 PM   #10
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Thanks Gage, I know how to get em off. I was hoping to not have to do that. If I do I will be replacing the foams anyway so I will stick to the acetone fumes for removal. Damn I am such an idiot! Forgot all about those damn tire bands.
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Don't beat yourself up over it James...it happens to all of us at sometime or another. Just think...you'll never forget them and leave them on your tires again
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Just pull a 'Hara' and cut the one bead off with a hooby knife. Works great, I just it did to change foams. Like he says, go green, make an impact on the environment by saving a bead of ca glue
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I flat spotted a set of VP Turbotrax. The vp foams came back to life after a couple of days. I was surprised because other brands haven't come back when flat spotted.
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Put them in the dryer. Add a towel to help cut down on the noise. Adjust the heat setting based on how hot your dryer gets, your not trying to bake them off.
+1 that worked great with the old school foam inserts, so it's worth a shot I'd say!
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I flat spotted a set of VP Turbotrax. The vp foams came back to life after a couple of days. I was surprised because other brands haven't come back when flat spotted.
Unfortunately the VP pro foams dont hold up to Clockworks engines. I have snapped more than one set of the VP yellow foams so I have to use AKA or Proline EVO's only
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