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Old 09-08-2010, 08:24 AM
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Hey guys ,

Sorry if this has been asked before but i cannot find an answer

What is the easiest way of saving my wheels to use them again ??

I tried boiling (as i do with my buggy tyres )

I dont want the tyres just the wheels

cheeRS Phil
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Acetone fumes.

I fume all my tires in a metal coffee can.

Place something in the bottom of the can to elevate the tires from getting
submerged in Acetone set the wheels and tires in the can leave for two days and the tires will fall right off the wheel.

If you want to not save the tires just cut them off and throw the whole wheel in Acetone it will eat the glue and make the wheels nice and clean.
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There is a very easy and quick- 15 minute way to do this. Get yourself a VERY CHEAP toaster oven. He in the state at Wal mart for 10 dollars. With Nylon rims NOT plastic bake the tires and rims outside for 10- minutes at 350 degrees.The tires come right off. Now don't expect to use the toaster oven except to do this.
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Originally Posted by sidecarphil1 View Post
Hey guys ,

Sorry if this has been asked before but i cannot find an answer

What is the easiest way of saving my wheels to use them again ??

I tried boiling (as i do with my buggy tyres )

I dont want the tyres just the wheels

cheeRS Phil
Boiling is just fine,
cut tyre in half, take out inserts and boil it for 30-45 mins. I did this today with good results...
The other 2 options are mentioned already - acetone and baking.
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I bought some Acetone and this is THE best way

30 - 40 mins and the glue is just melting off

THIS IS THE EASIEST WAY

cheeRS for the imput guys

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The acetone "fume" process works really well. Just remember that any paint, whether from the factory or by yourself, will suffer damage. At times, there may be small sections of rubber left in the grooves where the tire seats. pretty easily removed with an Xacto or wire brush.
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Originally Posted by lochness42 View Post
Boiling is just fine,
cut tyre in half, take out inserts and boil it for 30-45 mins. I did this today with good results...
The other 2 options are mentioned already - acetone and baking.
I warped a set of rims trying to boil off the tire. It didn't work for me.
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