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Old 03-30-2010, 03:03 PM   #1
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Hi, How do you remove glued tires with inserts from plastic rims? Thanks
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Ive heard alot of people putting them in the oven on na old baking sheet for a bit but I havnt tried it yet. Just gotta be carefull not to leave em in there too long
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Ive heard alot of people putting them in the oven on na old baking sheet for a bit but I havnt tried it yet. Just gotta be carefull not to leave em in there too long
Thanks, will give it a try
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I've only done it with offroad tires. AFTER cooking supper at 350*f, switch off the oven and put in the tires (I just put them on the rack), and after about 20 or 30 minutes they should just snap off. If not, dunking in cold water should complete the job. There is a bit of an odour for a short while.
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Some of the guys at my track advice is to boil them for 30-50 minutes..

This also is ment to break down the glue...
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Hi, Thanks for your help. I am sure one will work.
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cut the bulk of the tire off. Put the rims in a coffee can and soak in acetone overnight covered. What is left on the rims just falls off by morning. The rims come out pristine. Not sure about chromes though.
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Just do the baking method it's the quick and not a pain in the ass like the other methods of tire removal.

Set the oven to 300 place tires on a cookie sheet (foil covered) and start to watch them after 8 min or so, it will take 8-15 minutes to get the tires off, most of the glue will come loose the glue that doesn't comes off easily tho. I use a wire wheel on Dremel to prep them before remounting.
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cut the bulk of the tire off. Put the rims in a coffee can and soak in acetone overnight covered. What is left on the rims just falls off by morning. The rims come out pristine. Not sure about chromes though.
This is what I did when I raced 1/8th scale nitro. I used rims several times. Just use gloves because acetone is a carcnegen.
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i had to remove tires from my rims. first tried the boil method worked but the foam and tire still stuck. got my next set of tires and did the oven. 350 on an old cookie sheet about 8 to 10 min check after 6min. the tires just popped right off the rim. good luck
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Does the oven method harm the tire? I have some tires mounted up that have the wrong insert in them, and id like to change the insert and not spend $40 on a new set of Tamiya tires.
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Does the oven method harm the tire? I have some tires mounted up that have the wrong insert in them, and id like to change the insert and not spend $40 on a new set of Tamiya tires.
The tires are usually very soft and tear when you remove them. I doubt you could salvage them, I could be wrong tho. Not to mention most of the glue stays on the tire...
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Does the oven method harm the tire? I have some tires mounted up that have the wrong insert in them, and id like to change the insert and not spend $40 on a new set of Tamiya tires.
Its not supposed to as long as you dont heat too high for too long.
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acetone is the best method. rims come out pristine as mentioned before and it's completely effortless.
You don't even have to submerge the entire rim, just soak them a bit in the acetone and leave them overnight inside a metal or glass container (a cookie jar for example), you don't need to use much acetone (a cup will do). As long as the container is sealed the vapors from the acetone will do the job of dissolving the glue.
I've tried the bake method before and its not for all types of rims/glues...
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Acetone only works with nylon rims. If yours are plastic they will melt and you will be left with a plastic sludge. Mind you, if your rims are plastic throw them away and buy nylon.
I use the oven method.
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