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Old 03-04-2013, 07:26 PM
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A couple of days ago, I finished up building my RC8T with the Tekno V4 conversion. I realized I hadn't glued the tires up yet so, I glued them up real quick. I got impatient and knew I should probably give it a half hour, but I took it outside to run it anyways. She runs great! Unfortunately, the tire glue wasn't all the way dry yet and it left white streaks on my tires. Anybody got a good way to get them off?
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by R40Victim View Post
Acetone
what about lacquer thinner?
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what about lacquer thinner?
I don't know. I do know that mineral spirits does funky stuff to tires.
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Mineral spirits would probably work, but, it would eat up your tires pretty quickly (I would think). *shrug*
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Acetone will take the CA off of Soft and Supersoft compounds in general, but will harden and shrink Clay compound tires - MC, JC gold, etc - typically. Use at your own risk - or just leave it be.
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Most bigbox and hardware stores have "CA-Debonder" right next to the super glue.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:22 PM
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Most effective way I found was baking at 400 for 10 minutes.

Problem was the smell...OH MY GOD THE SMELL!!!
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Originally Posted by scottgir View Post
Most effective way I found was baking at 400 for 10 minutes.

Problem was the smell...OH MY GOD THE SMELL!!!
That's your problem, at 400 you're burning them instead of baking them
You only need 200-250 degrees to break down CA, to remove tires.

(trust me, I know. my wife would be all over me if she knew what i'd done in her oven. hot tires smell a little, but just take them outside while they're cooling off)
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Originally Posted by pablo040 View Post
That's your problem, at 400 you're burning them instead of baking them
You only need 200-250 degrees to break down CA, to remove tires.
Yeah, I heard many different approaches. 200 30 minutes. 300 20 minutes 400 10 minutes.

After the smell..I (errr my wife) won't (be allowed) to bake them again LOL.

But it worked like a CHARM. Better than acetone or boiling. I don't see 200 working because I tried boiling and that didn't work on any of my tires.

I'd say go with 250 minimum.
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Originally Posted by scottgir View Post
Yeah, I heard many different approaches. 200 30 minutes. 300 20 minutes 400 10 minutes.

After the smell..I (errr my wife) won't (be allowed) to bake them again LOL.

But it worked like a CHARM. Better than acetone or boiling. I don't see 200 working because I tried boiling and that didn't work on any of my tires.

I'd say go with 250 minimum.
Nope -- 200-250 degrees, 10 minutes until you can break the bottom (pan side) bead loose, flip and another 5 minutes for the second side.
I've done dozens of sets this way - no stink, and yet to get in trouble with the wife.

Tried boiling, didn't work at all.
Acetone took forever, but seemed to dry out the tires and made the rims brittle.
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Originally Posted by scottgir View Post
Most effective way I found was baking at 400 for 10 minutes.

Problem was the smell...OH MY GOD THE SMELL!!!
I use a heat gun set on low, 12 second's at a time about 3 or 4 times tires come right off work's like a charm.....
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