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Old 04-25-2008, 05:19 AM   #16
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The reason I did it was that I found the sorex pre-glued wheels had very very brittle rims (24/28). They break too easily so I swapped the tyres on to some old vtec rims I had laying around.
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Old 04-25-2008, 05:39 AM   #17
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what are inserts?
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:41 AM   #18
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They are usually molded foam inside the tyre against the rim. They come in different levels of hardness.
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:07 AM   #19
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Generally, the only reason people do this is to salvage the rims.
And that being said, both of the afromentioned ways (soaking in acetone, or heating in an oven) works - albeit with their inherent consequences.
Any post-production heating or solvent-soaking surely can't be any good to the longterm use of the remaining product.
And I've ruined stuff by doing it both ways - seen rubbers all but dissolve in acetone, and rims turn brittle from soaking all the plastic oils out of them; and seen rims warp from oven heating, and tires turn to goo (even at 200*).

Some folks will swear, and live and die, by one method or another - and it doesn't neccessarily make either one right or wrong.

But my advice would be to see if you can either use 'em as they are, or trade 'em if you can't use the current rims you have the tires mounted to.
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:51 AM   #20
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Nope, I had to do it to save the tires and inserts. I was using Losi wheels on my NT and they would break regularly. It was less expensive to save the tires and foams so one of the factory rides suggested the oven method which is what he uses to try out different tire/foam combos.

It worked. The broken rims were tossed and I got a season's use from the tires and foams. That's all I need to say.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:19 AM   #21
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I use good old rims all the time. You need to take out inserts first with usual metod of ripping tire, after that you have rim with tire sidewals left. Try to pull tire sidewall from rim by hands or some pliers that can help you out. If some parts of tire sidewal is hard to pull of then you use sharp hobby knife to take it of. It can't be all white, and some rubber will stay on a rim. After that you have to put rim on tire truer and take some appropriate steel sanding stick to sand off rest of tire from rim. Allso you check on tire truer machine if rim is ok or not.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:21 AM   #22
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I use good old rims all the time. You need to take out inserts first with usual metod of ripping tire, after that you have rim with tire sidewals left. Try to pull tire sidewall from rim by hands or some pliers that can help you out. If some parts of tire sidewal is hard to pull of then you use sharp hobby knife to take it of. It can't be all white, and some rubber will stay on a rim. After that you have to put rim on tire truer and take some appropriate steel sanding stick to sand off rest of tire from rim. Allso you check on tire truer machine if rim is ok or not.
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Here is a MSDS on Acetone. I don't see any mention of being cancer causing.

http://www.jtbaker.com/msds/englishhtml/A0446.htm
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Here is a MSDS on Acetone. I don't see any mention of being cancer causing.

http://www.jtbaker.com/msds/englishhtml/A0446.htm
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hey I've used break fluid before. works GREAT but NOT fast. soak each wheel you want to save in a plastic food container and soak all the way dunked into it. OVER NIGHT.

NOTE: the rim will not be damaged. and the tire will almost fall off fresh and ready for cleaning and mounting on new rim and souce'ing.

NOT SURE OF THE FOAM WILL SURVIVE THE BREAK FLUID.


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I tried that boil method

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how well were those glues? how long did you boil them for?

I've tryed the while biol thing with some wasted sorex and some nasty rims for the hell of it and nothing happen. hotwheels and tires. nothing more. and I try griping the tire to pull of the rim but the they didn't come off..not even a little! dot 3 break fluid works for me 100%

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ive always baked them off..over 200 tires,and i think ive ruined maybe 3 by tearing the tire

these were all offroad tires though...350 for 12 minutes
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ive always baked them off..over 200 tires,and i think ive ruined maybe 3 by tearing the tire

these were all offroad tires though...350 for 12 minutes
I know this is an old thread but, while searching I found this one.
350 for 12 mins. works great!!!!!! The Traxxas BFG's fell off!!!! Wear gloves tho!!!
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Ive had very good luck with boiling you just need to keep repet boiling till they easly pull off. I run my burner @ 7 (Ele.) & a 6" pot & 10 Min. @ a time till they seperate. Good luck & drive faster.
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