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Old 03-14-2003, 12:53 PM   #1
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Hi can any one help me, i want to know what is the easyist way to unglue tires off a rim?

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Old 03-14-2003, 02:37 PM   #2
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to un-glue tyres use either tyre ungluer!! ...... or put your tyres in a pan of boiling water and let them steep for a while they then peel off takes a while though! ...... worked for me... TO INCREASE WATER TEMP PUT IN SOME SALT!
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Old 03-14-2003, 03:35 PM   #3
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boiling them works good but some rims cant take the heat

the unglue stuff never works for me
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Old 03-14-2003, 03:39 PM   #4
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If the rims are made of nylon (NOT PLASTIC) you can soak them in acetone overnight works a treat that's what the offroad guys at the track
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Won't that hurt the Nylon?????? Using Acetone... Will me CA Glue come right off????
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Old 03-14-2003, 07:28 PM   #6
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Acetone will melt plastic rims but it is fine to use with nylon types.

The boiling in water only works for a couple of times. Each time you boil the rim it becomes more brittle and after a couple of times it is so brittle they just crack up after a slight crash and destroy a perfectly good set of tires.

Some manufactures make their rims and /or their suspension parts from softer material. I would normally boil them before installing for the first time to make the car more rigid.
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I have an HPI RS4-2 those should have Nylon Wheels right???
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If the rims are made of nylon (NOT PLASTIC) you can soak them in acetone overnight works a treat that's what the offroad guys at the track
Nylon wheels are made of plastic (Nylon). PolyStyrene (Plastic)wheels are the ones you mean. (Yokomo's, etc.)

Boiling Nylon makes it SOFTER and more flexible, not more brittle.

Boil at a very low simmer so as not to WARP the wheels from too much heat.

Soaking over night in Acetone will dry the Nylon out and make it more brittle. It will also Ruin the Tires if your trying to save them.
Leave in the Acetone just long enough to dissolve the CA.

I worked in Plastics for almost 15 years, so I should know.

Question: How does one tell which is which.

Answer: Nylon wheels will make a dull "thunk" when tapped on a hard surface. PolyStyrene wheels will a sharp "click" when tapped.
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Old 03-14-2003, 08:20 PM   #9
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Hey i just check the HPI fourm,, all Hpi Wheel except for HPI Type R5 are nylon, the R5's are ABS plastic, just so you know...

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Boiling will remove the tire from the rim while still keeping it usable?

Just checking because I wouldn't mind saving some tires, because my friend broke several of the rims that they were mounted to.

Sorry if I annoy you with the question, but it seems like everyone only wants to save the rims, which I couldn't care less about saving.
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Old 03-15-2003, 09:36 AM   #11
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Hi i have tried boiling but it is no use but the way i have been told is to put them in an oven for a couple of minutes and the glue should peel off
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Boil them for a few minutes, and then it will soften the glue. not break its bond, but u should be able to pull it off fairly easily
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y not just peel them off?!?!?!
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If they can just come off by peeling I dunno what kind of CA you are using coz my sticks like hell and I can't peel them off
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lol wat ca glue u use then i mite change it to that
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