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SMcpot 03-12-2005 09:56 AM

ABS vs. nylon wheels?
 
Just found out the hard way that you can't boil Yokomo's ABS wheels to get the tires off the rims :)

Which begs the question......is there any difference, performance-wise, between the ABS and nylon? Given that acetone is supposed to soften plastic, I see no other *safe* way of removing the rubber from ABS rims.

I did a search, but most of the posts were pretty old, so I'm wondering if opinions have changed since '03.... :D

SMcpot 03-12-2005 05:51 PM

Back up......

jiggen5354 03-12-2005 06:40 PM

i found this out too with yoke rims. also found acetone turns the rims into a soft slurry as well:lol:

SMcpot 03-13-2005 10:56 AM

Back up once again....... :)

fathead 03-13-2005 01:29 PM

You can buy various CA removers that 'shouldn't' melt your wheels, not sure where you would buy it from though, I bought some from my LHS and it worked well

SMcpot 10-05-2005 04:10 PM

Only problem with CA removers is that they don't "penetrate"; if you've got rubber glued in the grooves of the wheels, this can be a time-consuming process ;)

(Sorry to resurrect such an old thread, but I'm getting ready to buy some wheels, and would like to know if anyone has a foolproof way of doing this without trashing the ABS "super precision" wheel)

pops 10-05-2005 04:27 PM


Originally Posted by SMcpot
Only problem with CA removers is that they don't "penetrate"; if you've got rubber glued in the grooves of the wheels, this can be a time-consuming process ;)

(Sorry to resurrect such an old thread, but I'm getting ready to buy some wheels, and would like to know if anyone has a foolproof way of doing this without trashing the ABS "super precision" wheel)

I don't think there is a full proof way other than using nylon wheels. Only problem is that Nylon Wheels tend to bend and get out of true. Best bet is to use a new ABS wheel. They are lighter and more precise. Many places like Speedtech have them available in bulk for about a buck each. :)

SMcpot 10-05-2005 04:30 PM

A buck?? Wasn't aware of that.....thanks! :)


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