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Post  dirty petcock on Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:49 pm

I soaked wheels in some acetone so I could change tires last week and it worked great! Today I did the same thing with some older wheels and look Shocked how to not change tires Woops15


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Post  brettweir78 on Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:31 pm

Wow, dude that is not good. Different plastics will react to chemicals with different results. It is always a good idea to test a small area first.
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Post  xanthra on Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:24 pm

Doh! What a mess : ( Just so we know, what kind of wheels were the ones that melted and what were the ones that didn't?


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Post  orgnoi1 on Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:09 am

I had heard boiling works too... well lets just say I tried THAT idea... epic fail....LOL


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Post  dirty petcock on Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:07 pm

Stock tc3 wheels did not melt and after soaking in the acetone for 24hrs the rubber tires came off like they were never glued, and the plastic wheels were perfect. 12year old Yokomo wheels melted in one min. like the guy in Robocop after falling into the tank acid.


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Post  westsida602 on Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:39 pm

when you do that to get the tires off can you reuse them or does the acitone ruin them? I got a tire lot off ebay and there is a sweet set of spike tires mounted on front hubs we want to put on my buddys rears for his xxxt
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Post  dirty petcock on Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:10 pm

To be honest I don't remember. The tires were all ripped up when I put them in.
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Post  bigleobets on Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:29 pm

I have used the baking method, (350 degree oven 10-15 mins) it worked great. Basicaly you just need to heat the glue till the bond breaks. The tires and rims are reusable, sometimes you may need to scrape some leftover glue off, but a small flathead screwdriver will do the trick. Boiling works as well, but the foams will soak up the hot water, and when you try to remove the tires hot water comes spilling out. Ouch! Baking was quick easy and clean, but my wife didn't appreciate the smell of baking rubber!!

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