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Old 03-05-2003, 06:35 AM
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Gluing up a new set of slicks I got some CA on one of them. Can this be removed or will running the tire wear it off? Thanks for any advice.
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That happens sometimes,
usually after some runs the CA will go away.
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what's up coolrcdad. I hate when that happens. I usually just leave it on there and the normal wear and tear will get it off, eventually. What about using acetone?
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MikeF - Had'nt thought about acetone. Will try it. Thanks for the advice. My son was pretty upset thinking I had ruined the new tires.

We (my son as driver and me as chauffeur and sponsor) are trying to get our TC3 to hook up on carpet with a front one-way in 19t class; the new tires will help, I hope. Bought a set of Yok 139M2s with Yok firm inserts. A fellow racer hs done very well with them in stock. Our Sorexes are about gone.
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coolrcdad;

Borrow some of Mom's fingernail polish remover (acetone) and put some on a rag. Just rub on the spilled CA and most of it should come off.

Hey, let us all know how you like the Yokomo 139's.
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DO NOT USE ACETONE!!!

Using chemicals like acetone will change the rubber compound of the tire on some tires..... typically making the tire harder. This can also have an adverse reaction to some rims - some aren't bothered by it and some will flat out melt.

As for nail polish remover, I do not know....


My advice would be to run the tire or to pick it off - the glue wil only stick to the outer surface of the tire and should soon wear off.


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Dremel lightly with a sanding wheel on the CA only to remove the big spot and run the rest off. It will take awile up at the Rain

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DO NOT USE ACETONE!!!

Using chemicals like acetone will change the rubber compound of the tire on some tires..... typically making the tire harder. This can also have an adverse reaction to some rims - some aren't bothered by it and some will flat out melt.

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DO NOT SOAK your Tires or Rims.!!

A little acetone on a Rag to rub off the CA wont hurt. Keep it off the rims if your unsure. (Polystyrene [Yokomo, Etc] Rims WILL melt in Acetone, Nylon [HPI, Pro-line] rims are safe)
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Hi, They do make an "ACETONE FREE" finger nail polish remover. It's not as good as acetone but it works. Apply with a q-tip then rub it with your fingers. Glue should peel off pretty well without damaging the rubber. Good Luck
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Go to your nearest hobbyshop and get a new one, acetone works though.
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Hasn't worked for me.

I've tried boiling... melted rims.

Tried nail polish remover on q-tip... didn't remove any significant amount of CA.

Tried soaking in above stuff... rims deformed, turned yellow, tires(Tamiya type As) got brittle and smelled like crap, and it was still glued to the rim.
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Smith and Wesson 38 !! Works every time !! Oh...you didn't say you wanted to use those rims or tires again !!
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