How To remove Tires from wheels

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  • how would i go about doing this i can care less if i damage the wheel or the foam all i want to keep is the tires....as the tires have less than 3 minutes of use. the crappy panther wheel hex stripped out.
  • You can either boil then in a big pot on the stove or bake em in the over at around 350 for about 30 minutes.
  • I had best results by putting in the oven at around 325 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes. I would recommend doing this in a toaster oven in the garage do to the fumes the glue lets off when heated. Make sure you use gloves when you take them out because they will be very hot. The will come right off. It won't damage the wheels either.
  • I just started baking them off using acetone. I put the tires in a large tupperware container, then dropped a sponge soaked in acetone in the container and taped the lid shut. I left them in there overnight, and my tires just peeled right off the rim. You can then use a dremel and clean any of the glue off the rim or tire. The only thing that was damaged was the foam. It became real soft, so I did not reuse it.
  • I bake them. I preheat the oven to 350 and put the tires in. Then turn off the oven. I found that heating the tires at 350 for too long will make them smoke badly and lower temps didn't really work very well. Wait for 15-20 minutes and take them out. Let them cool first! If you try to peel them off too soon they will be very hot which is 1)dangerous and 2) can cause the tire to tear very easily.
  • Quote: I just started baking them off using acetone. I put the tires in a large tupperware container, then dropped a sponge soaked in acetone in the container and taped the lid shut. I left them in there overnight, and my tires just peeled right off the rim. You can then use a dremel and clean any of the glue off the rim or tire. The only thing that was damaged was the foam. It became real soft, so I did not reuse it.
    use the oven, it will not wreck the foams...
  • i just recently did this
    340 preheat.
    set in for 10 mins. turn off and let them sit until cooled fully.
    then just crack the ca glue by bending and flexing the tire at the bead.

    youll find this method works very well
  • I use a large coffee jar with acetone in it. Leave over night and will peel right of the rims. The down side is the foam are stuft but you can get some others from your hobbt shop.
  • I wasn't sure how acetone would react with the Kyosho wheels I use, so I used a gallon of old O'Donnell fuel I had lying around (per suggestion from another forum member). Soaked 'em overnight, worked great and didn't damage anything. I'd be apprehensive about using the oven-method in any appliance I planned to make food in later; the hot rubber will stink it up
  • I also use the oven method........
  • Quote: I also use the oven method........
    me too
  • most of you actually mentioned the oven method... i thought this will work if only you want to safe the rims... but i thought this guy wants to save the tires? (if i read it correctly...)

    i think heating it in the oven will damage the tires... please correct me if i'm wrong.. thanks...

    i'll use CA Debonder from BSI...
  • I baked off one tire off a rim last week because the new Panther wheel hex stripped.

    I baked it on a cookie sheet for at 375 for 15 mins. with the oven on. I pulled it out and while hot pulled the tire/foam and off the bad rim. I then cleaned up the tire with a Dremel and mounted it on a new rim.

    I used the old foam because it's just like the ones in the other 3 tires I'm sure-a little crumbly.

    I raced the tires yesterday. They're just fine.
  • anything above 350 will change the rubber.. and dry it out..

    the minum tempature i found to work is 345 baked for 10 mins. and then left to cool completly.. this allows the ca glue to harden and become fragile. and it cracks like glass.

    when the tempature is too high and you dont let them cool sufficently. you will actually tear the rubber. well at least you have a higher chance of it happening.
  • i also use the acetone method, soak submerge tires into an acetone bath overnight and they come out as new as the day you mounted the, no bead or rim cleanup needed at all! but yea, the foams are wrecked, they need replacing... which is no big deal because they are the first thing to wear out anyway?

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