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Old 05-03-2003, 03:11 PM   #1
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get my glued tires off the rims without cutting them?
i know i have to put them in some liquid but which liquid do i use?
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Acetone or Nail Polish remover. But if you have plastic rims, the rims will be destroyed...only nylon rims will hold up to acetone and polish remover.
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im guessing most tamiya rims are plastic huh?
well thanks.
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Old 05-03-2003, 05:34 PM   #4
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how long would it take if i use nail polish remover?
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you can also boil them
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Old 05-03-2003, 07:35 PM   #6
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As newracer said BOIL them. Put them in a 4 quart Sause Pan and cook then on simmer for a few hours. Rinse them in cold water and crack the bead to remove the tires.
I'd stay away from the Acetone unless I'm trying to save the Rims and know what kind of Plastic they are made of.
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you can also put them in the oven, but lots of times this can ruin the tires but has a better chance of getting the tires off.
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As newracer said BOIL them. Put them in a 4 quart Sause Pan and cook then on simmer for a few hours. Rinse them in cold water and crack the bead to remove the tires.
I'd stay away from the Acetone unless I'm trying to save the Rims and know what kind of Plastic they are made of.
so just put them in boiling water? and whats simmer?
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boiling works i do this whenever i have relatively new tires and a wrecked rim. i have an inexpensive water heater that you plug in ac power then dip it in a bucket of water. when the water starts boiling (after about 5 to 10 minutes), i put the tires & rims in for about half an hour. then i dip it in tap water until theyre cool to hold. the tires are easily removed but it helps to have a blade cutter to clean up the rim and tire. then i reuse the tire on a new rim

i think "simmer" means to set the stove to low heat after the water boils. the water will still be hot but not boiling anymore.
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Simmer = Lower the Heat after the water boils. This is to keep the Water from evaporating so quickly. Also It helps to keep the Pan covered. (and DO NOT add Salt)
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can i steam them? (or maybe add some hot sauce?)

anyway thanks for the answers guys, but seriously will them come off if i steam them?
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one more thing, should the water level be higher than the tires?

and would it have any bad effects on the tires, rims, and foams?

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ok i just got my tires and foams off the rims by boiling them. that worked fine. but now my rims are bent (actually they arent my rims). anyway, is there a way to get the tires off without damaging any of the other parts?
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try to put them in boiling water again but this time use something to keep the rims flat.
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i see. thanks
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