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Old 11-01-2009, 09:00 PM   #1
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Is there a way to remove glued tires from the 26mm/31mm rims for VTA instead of buying new rims every time. Ive heard of boiling the rims/tires but that didnt work too well. Thanks.
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Get a new empty paint can from Home Depot. Fill with acetone. Dump in rims with most of the tire cut off. Put on lid. Wait a day or two. You should have rims that are ready to go.
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If they are nylon and not plastic put them in the oven set on about 200 degf for about 10 minutes. The glue goes brittle when heated. I found this way to be much better than acetone. Faster and less mess.

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If they are nylon and not plastic put them in the oven set on about 200 degf for about 10 minutes. The glue goes brittle when heated. I found this way to be much better than acetone. Faster and less mess.

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If his rims sufferred at 100deg Celsius, they will suffer in the oven too (200F=approx 100C). Furthermore this tends to suggest the rims are plastic so they'll dissolve in acetone. This can be tested with a drop of acetone on the rim. If the rim is plastic the drop will dissolve it locally in a very short time (it will be very sticky straight away).

If that is the case your only option is the hard way. Cut the tire bit by bit and remove with scalpel blade as much as you can of the glue/tire using the blade as a scraper. The rest can be filed down with a small file. It's very time consuming and boring but it can save your rims.
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acetone. dont immerse them in acetone, but put them in sealed container on a improvised/homemade stand that keeps them outta the say 1/2in level of acetone. its the fumes that eat the ca not the liquid. seal it up, come back to it 36hrs later and pull it off the rim as if it was not glued.

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The only reason i posted what I did was having removed about 3 sets of Vintage tires by that method. It's fairly fool proof.
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The only reason i posted what I did was having removed about 3 sets of Vintage tires by that method. It's fairly fool proof.
And you sir, would know! Good post.
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acetone. dont immerse them in acetone, but put them in sealed container on a improvised/homemade stand that keeps them outta the say 1/2in level of acetone. its the fumes that eat the ca not the liquid. seal it up, come back to it 36hrs later and pull it off the rim as if it was not glued.

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This is pretty cool! How bad is it on the tires? Let's say I want to remount a set.
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The only reason i posted what I did was having removed about 3 sets of Vintage tires by that method. It's fairly fool proof.
Can I drop off a set of used VTA rim for you to remove tires for me..? Usually a chinese guy with some chemical around the garage = PARTY TIME...
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