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Old 10-02-2008, 12:51 AM   #1
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Default Tires off the Rims???

How can I get tires off their rims without harming either one? Boiling? or maybe I can get CA De-Bonder?
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:59 AM   #2
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How can I get tires off their rims without harming either one? Boiling? or maybe I can get CA De-Bonder?
I believe I saw this one another thread similar to this topic, you use Acetone. But not dunk it directly. You use the Acetone vapor. So you just pour some acetone in a container and then you somehow you suspend your rims so it's not soaking in the acetone. You can probably use a small drain strainer but turned upside down and place your wheel on it. Your tires should come right off after a night's exposure to the vapors...
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:05 AM   #3
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old tub w/seal (no longer used for food prep or storage). 1in bath of acetone in bottom. find somethin to use as stands for ur tires to prop them up off the pool.

go to bed. next morning. everythin will fall off. the tire will be saved (if app) and sometimes the foam (sometimes not, but thats okay).

this is how many of us do it for the track in PA called bumps and jumps where you run slicks, there is no tirewear, but u need to change the foams once every 1-2mths to have them as firm as possible.

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P.S. Do NOT soak losi pinks. You can NOT do this to losi Pinks. They will shrink and get hard.
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They will shrink and get hard.




I like to bake mine in the oven... not too hot or for too long though.

250* for 15-20 minutes... use gloves... and pull tires off while still hot. I've done that a few times and it worked great for me.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:59 AM   #6
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I did the oven trick. This works great.

I have the oven at 350. Use a sheet of aluminum foil to put tires on
I leave the tires in the oven for 15 minutes only, NO longer and use gloves.
Tires are hot.
They pull apart with no problems.

If you have a little bit of the bead of tire that don't come off, put tire back in the oven for 5 minutes.

I use a standard small head screwdriver to scrape glue off the rims.

I use superglue to keep my tires on the rims and I can get the tires off this way.
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I use the acetone method myself, but if you want to reuse Losi Pink compound rubber then do something else.
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