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Old 03-11-2018, 04:07 AM
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Old 03-11-2018, 04:55 AM
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I personally find Acetone fumes to be the easiest way to do it. It takes longer, but less hassle IMO.
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It really depends on what you want to accomplish as are you saving rims - tires - foams? If I am saving rims, I will cut the tire around the bead and pull out the foam, I have a toaster oven outside that I use, generally set to 325 degrees and bake about 10 minutes or less and with gloves on as they are extremely HOT will pull the tire off and wipe off the rims, if your saving the tire you need to be extremely CAREFUL to not overheat the tire as it will tear easily, if you soak the rim/tire in acetone it will dissolve the glue AND wreck the foam, as even went and used a dremel to cut the rim apart to save foams and then very carefully baked the tires to remove the rim, I would not recommend doing this in the house as it makes pizza taste like ..... as leaves that burnt rubber smell for awhile
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Old 03-11-2018, 06:53 AM
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never put non-cookware plastic in microwave.. or ANY rubber / foam..
unless it is to never return to the house.
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I have tried baking, acetone, hairdryer. No matter which method I use it takes me hours to get the tires off. I have come to the conclusion that spending the 9 dollars per set for rims.. 18 dollars total for 4 rims is worth it compared to hours spent removing and cleaning the rims.

Though my tires tend to last me a couple months because I only get to run once a week.
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Been using a vegetable steamer for a few months now

20 mins is enough to break the glue and remove the tyre and insert, pop the inserts back in for 2 mins to freshen them up and leave to cool/dry off

Rims are usually clean enough to reuse but if thereís a lot of glue left over I soak them in the clean acetone for an hour to bring the last of the glue off

This has been the quickest way for me as leaving in acetone for a couple of days means I had to go back and sort them after in the week which I havenít time for if Iím away for work plus inserts end up trashed.
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I use boiling water but I find it soften the wheel. I think Iím just going to keep buying new wheels. They look nicer anyway
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I bought a $20 toaster oven from Walmart and use that to bake the tires. I put them in the oven for 5 minutes or so at about 350į and the tires come right off the wheels.
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what ever the method it takes time and supplies and money. I am usually on the hunt for low use tires on this sight or sleebay. Rubber gloves are handy it your gonna handle the toxins and keep the glue off.
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Originally Posted by olds45512 View Post
I bought a $20 toaster oven from Walmart and use that to bake the tires. I put them in the oven for 5 minutes or so at about 350į and the tires come right off the wheels.
This worked for me also but I gave'm 10 minutes and when I could see smoke forming thru the glass door, time to take out! Tires are HOT so handle with care/heavy padded gloves.
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If you can find a pressure cooker, that might be the cleanest and safest option? Because it's building pressure, the internal temp can get higher than the boiling point. Boiling water is not hot enough; I'm pretty sure it is the steam that does the work, not the hot water.

(Steamer is also good, but not as good as a pressure vessel!)

I used the oven a few times, and it works well. It does smell, it ruins the foams, and it leaves hard glue residue on the tires and wheels that needs to be removed. It's probably the fastest method I've tried.

The acetone in a bucket method was really slow, but eventually it did work. I won't do it again.

Next time I need to unglue some tires, I'll use the heat gun. I haven't actually tried it yet, but I expect it will work great. I feel kind of silly for using the oven method, yet not realizing I could use my heat gun....

Keep in mind that there's a big difference between a heat gun and a hair dryer! A hair dryer is moving a large volume of air and getting it warm...a heat gun moves a small volume of air and gets it extremely hot. A heat gun would melt your hair, if you tried to use it as a hair dryer.
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Use a light bulb.
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get a razor and cut off as much as you can . soak the rest in acetone for the quickest , gasoline if you have a few days. Heat also works , like a heat gun.
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That looks like the safest/easiest way.
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Definitely acetone for me. One bead over night...flip over...other bead during the day. Small can from Lowe's will do several sets and last long time.
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