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Old 09-19-2006, 10:01 PM   #1
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NEED HELP>getting glued tires off of plastic rims

My tires are glued to the rims and I need to remove
the tires to replace them on new rims.What does
everyone use to remove the tires without
destroying them
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Old 09-19-2006, 10:09 PM   #2
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I use acetone !!!!!
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Old 09-19-2006, 10:47 PM   #3
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I also use acetone.
Found a small aluminium pot just to fit 4 1/8 buggy tyres.
Fill the pot with acetone (but not completele, as the tyres take space).
Put the tyres in it ant let them be there over the night.
Just forget about the foam insert, it tears apart, but i haven't tried to dry it before removing, maybe you'll be able to save it by drying it firstly after removing the tyres.
You could find acetone in any building material shop i guess.
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Old 09-20-2006, 06:53 AM   #4
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Most of the time my wheels are as shot as the tires and I toss them.

When I want to save the wheels I use the baking method. It's safe, easy and quick but does stink somewhat.

Heat the tire/wheel in the oven (I use an old toaster oven outdoors) to 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes. The glue will be toast and the tire will peel right off. Clean off the residual glue and rubber from the wheel and you are good to go.

This method allows you to reuse the foams.
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I used acetone its works great, and the baking saves your foams.
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im going to use the toaster next time i want to get tire off... (never thought of useing a toaster lol) thanks for the info
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Originally Posted by old_fart_racing
My tires are glued to the rims and I need to remove
the tires to replace them on new rims.What does
everyone use to remove the tires without
destroying them
I forgot to mention that acetone may cause damage to the tire since it will soften the rubber so the tire may tear when removed. The same goes for baking but the tire will be less likely to tear.
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Throw them away and buy new ones. The rims are probably worn out like the tires.
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:12 PM   #10
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Throw them away and buy new ones. The rims are probably worn out like the tires.
THE TIRES ARE NEW BUT THERE ON RIMS I CANT USE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:19 PM   #11
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throw them in the oven for 30 minutes at 300 degrees. they fall right off.
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Old 09-20-2006, 04:26 PM   #12
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Acetone works fine, but it definitely affects Proline M3 rubber. The stickiness is gone after the acetone soak...... They feel like M2's.
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Many people have strong opinons on the "best" method to get the tires off the rims...boiling, pet 'em in the oven, and acetone. I've tried each method, and for me, acetone is the lesser of the evils. True, it destroys the foam, but foams are inexpensive. I've removed and reused many a set of tires with this method, and the effects on the rubber are minimal. Soak the tires overnight in a covered container, and would be wise to use some latex gloves when handling the tires after soaking. After you get them remounted, you can either run them, or if you use a "tire washer", add a small amount of Simple Green to it and it helps get the "sticky" back. Now, someone's probably going to come on here behind me, and tell you "Don't use the Simple Green!" but that's just something else that there are also strong opinions about, that's just how I do it. I'm surprised someone hasn't come on to say "No! Don't use acetone!!!" I don't use the oven, cause I'm just not down with the smell, or heating the chemicals on those things in the device I cook food in. Boiling is ok, but the tires need to be in the pot at a heavy rolling boil for some time to really be effective, and be careful not to burn yourself. Let those puppies cool first!
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Old 09-21-2006, 03:14 PM   #14
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you're right, the acetone will probably be best. and i did notice that when putting the tires in the oven, they are quite dry afterwards.
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Use the 'Way back' machine don't use CA and don't forget to bring todays lotto numbers to play.
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