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Old 01-11-2008, 03:34 PM   #1
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Default How do you get the memory creases out of your foam inserts?

I ve run into this problem with a couple sets of tires when trying to get them balance. When you order tires you have no idea how the inserts are and what condition they will be in. When they are folded or creased like always in my case you can pull them out try to smoothen them out but usually the memory of the foam will come back when you re insert the foam,,,inevitably giving you dimpple effect in your wheels or throwing them off balance. I ussually order all my tires so checking the foams condition ahead of time is not an option. Does anyone have a remedy or a trick i dont know about that returns foam back to its fully round shape without the memory screwing up your final mounted tires that yopu spent $40 for.
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hit 'em with a hair dryer. Watch 'em puff back up.
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not sure about premounted tires but when buildng tire sets you run warm water over the foam until it goes to it's normal shape, let the foam dry out and build away.
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toss 'em and run trinity bomb foam....I really don't like proline foam.
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I've found that tequila does wonders for removing memory. ;
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I've found that tequila does wonders for removing memory. ;
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I've found that tequila does wonders for removing memory. ;
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I think more companies should make molded foams for 1/10th scale stuff. I know that panther makes molded foams for 1/10th scale trucks but I think more companies should make the for buggies too.
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yea the proline inserts were the ones giving me all the problems
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