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....
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  • i found this out too with yoke rims. also found acetone turns the rims into a soft slurry as well
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  • 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
  • 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)
  • Quote: 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.
  • A buck?? Wasn't aware of that.....thanks!

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