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wragusa 05-16-2014 05:05 AM

Tires off rims
 
Does anyone know a way to take a tire of a rim. I have a bunch of good tires I want to use on a different car than the rim is for

theproffesor 05-16-2014 05:08 AM

Let them sit in acetone over night. That should do it.

sobiski racer 05-16-2014 05:40 AM


Originally Posted by wragusa (Post 13266761)
Does anyone know a way to take a tire of a rim. I have a bunch of good tires I want to use on a different car than the rim is for

Turn your oven on 350 once hot, put tires in for 10 minutes. Turn off oven and let the tires cool for 15 minute in the oven. White rims will yellow the foams will be shot but the rubber will be good and the glue will be easy to pull off with fingers. The acetone trick works but i put a cup of acetone in a bucket then the tires around the cup and cover the bucket and just the fumes will remove the glue. Acetone gives me a headache for like a week. That stuff is superbad for you.

oeoeo327 05-16-2014 06:48 AM


Originally Posted by theproffesor (Post 13266769)
Let them sit in acetone over night. That should do it.

I've boiled them, baked them, and tried acetone - acetone works best.:nod:

Work outdoors to avoid the headaches.

wragusa 05-16-2014 06:55 AM


Originally Posted by oeoeo327 (Post 13266968)
I've boiled them, baked them, and tried acetone - acetone works best.:nod:

Work outdoors to avoid the headaches.

I thought the Acetone would ruin the Rubber

racer1812 05-16-2014 06:58 AM


Originally Posted by wragusa (Post 13266985)
I thought the Acetone would ruin the Rubber

Only rubber I've seen affected is off road clay compounds. Not sure if any on road compounds would be affected.

wragusa 05-16-2014 07:17 AM


Originally Posted by racer1812 (Post 13266993)
Only rubber I've seen affected is off road clay compounds. Not sure if any on road compounds would be affected.

These are for off road Rubber tires

moparSRT 05-16-2014 08:22 AM


Originally Posted by racer1812 (Post 13266993)
Only rubber I've seen affected is off road clay compounds. Not sure if any on road compounds would be affected.

Hpi d-compound tires shrink and harden in acetone.

theproffesor 05-16-2014 08:40 AM

Really??? I've never experienced that. The foams dont seem to like it very much though.

wragusa 05-16-2014 09:27 AM


Originally Posted by theproffesor (Post 13267235)
Really??? I've never experienced that. The foams dont seem to like it very much though.

So what do i do ?

chasingthepack 05-16-2014 09:43 AM

speak to malc hall,thecoolcanfanman,youll find him through the arc r10 thread,he brought out a product 10 yrs ago that did the job,only downside was some wheels would melt in the solution

PROMODVETTE 05-16-2014 10:22 AM

I was wondering about this too. I want to remove/clean my jacos and reglue them. I wish all those spec tires would come unglued.

racer1812 05-16-2014 10:38 AM


Originally Posted by wragusa (Post 13267043)
These are for off road Rubber tires


Originally Posted by racer1812 (Post 13266993)
Only rubber I've seen affected is off road clay compounds. Not sure if any on road compounds would be affected.

I know what you're asking, my post reflects my experience with a known compound. Which lets other members who may know of any similar compounds comment on which ones may be affected. Since you don't say which tires you're trying to remove.

moparSRT 05-16-2014 10:38 AM


Originally Posted by theproffesor (Post 13267235)
Really??? I've never experienced that. The foams dont seem to like it very much though.

they shrunk when I left them in acetone over night, they were fine for a couple hours.

Acetone looses its strength over time/use, with fresh acetone I can remove tires in as little as 1 hour, with used acetone it takes a lot longer. And yes it will destroy some inserts.

turbo4age 05-16-2014 11:01 AM

i use a 5 gallon bucket with a little acetone poured into the bottom. then i put the wheels/tires on a wire rack to suspend them above the acetone. i then seal the jug and reopen the next day.

experiences may vary, but ive never lost a wheel, foam, or tire using this method.


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