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Old 03-09-2010, 10:39 PM
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Ok so I have heard a bunch of diffrent ways to take off tires from the rim. I just tried this with a set of tires that I smoked off playin on the street. Proline holeshots on AE quick release wheels.. here is what I did.

Oven 350' preheated put the tires in for 7 minutes. pulled them out and WITH GLOVES ON!!! I simply pressed the top bead into the center of the wheel. then I flipped them over and put them back in the oven with the other side down for another 4 minutes. pulled them out and pushed the bead into the center..

I waited about 1 minute then I took off the tires and foams. I ran the wheel under cold water and the glue on the wheels just chipped off and the tires were un harmed..

just wanted to put that out there the oven method works awsome if only I knew about this years ago...
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I tried it recently and had marginal results. I've decided that the time/pain in the neck involved with separating tires and wheels is not worth it. Usually, I was scrapping the tire and saving the wheel but wheels are only like $7 a pair and it's just more trouble than it's worth (to me anyway).
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I used to bake them off with decent results, but got tired of smelling up the house. Use a 1gal paint can (with lid) and acetone now. No odor (leave it in the garage to soak) with just a little mess to clean up.
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Does the acetone do anything to the wheels or tires? Can you reuse the acetone for a while? How long does it take?
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I found it was cheaper to buy new ones for like 7-8 dollars. Time you buy the stuff and the time to do it.. Also if you have hexs on the wheel they are wearing out...
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Originally Posted by klaymon View Post
Does the acetone do anything to the wheels or tires? Can you reuse the acetone for a while? How long does it take?
Hasn't done anything to wheels - some inner liners dissolve and leave a mess, but I never re-use liners anyway. I use a paint can and the kind of lid you beat on and use a screwdriver to get off - what I'm using right now will be 2yrs old in July and I've done 5 or 6 sets (4) of wheels. Can is air tight so acetone is not free to evaporate (its flammable). I've added fresh acetone a couple of times, but not a lot.

Tires - I don't change unless my tires are shot so I'm not reusing them, but I don't see any serious deterioration due to acetone exposure. I leave one side soaking 8 to 10hrs, usually overnite. After that time, the tires offer no resistsnce to coming off and any CA is not much more than a wipe away from being gone either. It takes a while for a set the way I do it , but I'm not in a rush either.
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Boil them for about 10 min. They come off pretty easy.
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I tried boiling them a few years back,it worked with a meh so so quality, I may try that acetone trick though, has anyone tried kerosene or gasoline?
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CA is soluable in acetone, not kerosene or gasoline.

Please be careful with gasoline!! That stuff has so much benzene in it now that breathing fumes for a while will cause a heart arrhythmia! Been there, done that!
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Duster why are you huffing gas??? lol....JK
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Old school dummbass....used to cleaning auto parts in gas. Started on some serious work on my Duster I'm restoring and about 3wks later, bam.

Scared the heck out of me....took over a yr for the arrhythmia to finally go away. I use Castrol superclean and gloves nowadays. This old dog learned....
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I agree that wheels are too cheap to mess with. HOWEVER .... I have a set of chrome revolvers that I did the Rit dye thing on and they turned out perfect. So, rather than buy and dye again, which is it's own PITA, I may want to salvage the wheels. Does anyone know if the acetone method will hurt chrome and/or dyed wheels? Boiling or baking is out of the question ... wife is only so tolerant!
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i hate to show my a$$ but um isnt that why they make debonder for ca glue?...its plastic safe and cheaper then acetone(and easier to procure...thanks meth heads) ??
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i hate to show my a$$ but um isnt that why they make debonder for ca glue?...its plastic safe and cheaper then acetone(and easier to procure...thanks meth heads) ??
Acetone is WAY cheaper than those little bottles of de-bonder!! You can buy a gallon for like $10, at least around here I can. Maybe that's why we have so many meth labs around here
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thats just it they wont even sell it to you around here unless you look like a freakin painter...and they make you put a name on a list and run dl# and sh** its a pain id rather buy a 2 or 3 oz bottle of debonder for like 8 bucks and not feel like im commiting a crime and i will admit acetone is cheaper but...ive had acetone eat the chrome off of wheels now yes i will admit that i was using to much but isnt the point of the whole thing to SAVE the wheels?...
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