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Old 01-19-2004, 11:13 PM   #1
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does anybody know how to get the tire of the rim. what is the easiest way???

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Old 01-19-2004, 11:29 PM   #2
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Rubber - soak in acetone

Foam - Soak in gasoline
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Old 01-19-2004, 11:29 PM   #3
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acetone. but the tires will melt. and if the rims are plastic, it will melt too. i think nylon rims wont melt when acetone is applied. proline sells a chemical to remove ca too. some place the wheels in boiling water, have not tried this yet though..
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Old 01-19-2004, 11:38 PM   #4
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boiling rubber tyres/rims will break up the superglue and allow you to reuse the rim. provided the rim is half decent in quality and doesn't go soft when boiled.
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If you boil your tires, do so for at least a half hour.
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Guys - I just boiled a set of LOSI xxx-4 rears and the process crystalized the glue and the tires peeled right off. Just cook them for a while and flip them like doughnuts.......clean peel and saved the wheels!
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I don't know if it's the same for the smaller tires as it is for the 1/8 scale buggy tires but I bake mine at 350 degrees for about 15 mins. The heat will crystalize the CA and the tires will peel right off. The heat should not warp the rims or damage the foam or even the tire...well that's how it is for 1/8 buggy tires anyway.
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Just buy some glue disolve Golberg makes some
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acetone. but the tires will melt. and if the rims are plastic, it will melt too. i think nylon rims wont melt when acetone is applied. proline sells a chemical to remove ca too. some place the wheels in boiling water, have not tried this yet though..
rubber tyres will NOT melt in acetone but certain wheels will!
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