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Old 05-20-2004, 04:03 PM   #1
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Tire removal

I have what is probably a stupid question. Is there any good way to remove tires from wheels? Or throw them away!
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i have sort of the same question, but it is towards foams. Can you can just a foam tire and then glue it on your on rim?
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I'm not sure about removing foams, but I think with rubber tires you can just cut the tire off and soak the rim in acetone for a while until all of the CA comes off. That's what I do with my off-road tires and it works pretty well.
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Does acetone make the wheels brittle?

For foam tyres I have heard of some people using a tyre lathe to grind them off.

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use CA debonder
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Be careful; Acetone can dissolve/melt some plastics.
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Old 05-20-2004, 07:13 PM   #7
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pork-chop;

Boiling in a BIG Pan of Water is the best way.

Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to a low simmer. It may take a few hours depending on how good of a gluing job was done. The tire will just peal away from the bead when they are done (cool to avoid burned fingers).

Unless you are familiar with Plastics, I do NOT recommend using Acetone soaking. Some plastic wheels will melt (Polystyrene) into a gooey mess if you use the Acetone and some Rubber tires will shrink if left soaking too long.

Boiling is much safer. (just don't let the pan run dry)
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I should have been more specific, I want to save the rubber tires, have a broken wheel
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Old 05-20-2004, 09:33 PM   #9
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I agree with what super steve & Rob Hochberg.. If this doesn't work out try what posracer suggestion.
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I agree with what super steve & Rob Hochberg.. If this doesn't work out try what posracer suggestion.
Ummmm no. I would do the boiling first and then the acetone if the boiling doesn't work.
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Old 05-21-2004, 04:09 AM   #11
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Cool I bake Em

Bake at 325 for 15 minutes, turn them and bake for another 15. They peel off like a banana. Boiling works, but I have to work to get them off. I figured they had to be just a little warmer for the glue to let go so I tried to bake them. Line a cookie sheet with foil and don't put them on the top shelf in an elelctric oven cause it will melt the tires. Yes the house has a fine aroma of tires, but what the heck, I am single.
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LOL...boil, bake....this is starting to read like a cooking forum...
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Old 05-21-2004, 06:54 AM   #13
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LOL...boil, bake....this is starting to read like a cooking forum...
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Old 05-21-2004, 08:18 AM   #14
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i suggest you trow them away don't recycle them. it's better to have fresh rims.

maybe the insert you can recycle it again.
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I bake the tires with the Sunday steak in a CLOSED cookie tin can. The steak tastes and chews like old rubber tire, but that's normal. You'll almost certainly destroy. A) The wheel B) The tire and/or C) The insert. Maybe all of them.

Seriously. Yeah sure . You can put the tires in the owen while it warms up and remove them when you start to smell the typical "burnout" smell, that should be enough time to break down the CA without seriously damaging the wheel/tire/insert.
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