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Old 04-10-2006, 05:46 PM
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What is an easy way to unglue a tire from rim? I just got some new wheels and want to keep the tires
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Old 04-10-2006, 07:38 PM
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boil them or put them in the oven
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Old 04-10-2006, 07:47 PM
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First cut most of the tire off that you can with scissors (dont cut the foams, ouy might be able to use them again!), then soak them in acetone (works very well) then when your wheels come out they are super duper clean!
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I think he wants to keep the tires.
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Old 04-11-2006, 09:18 PM
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I have tried boiling and baking and never had any success. I've heard that acetone will work but I've never had much luck with that either. I've quit trying and just get new tires too and keep the old set for spares or when I just don't want to screw up a new set.
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Has anyone used paint thinner? I think paint thinner would work better than acetone.
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Old 04-11-2006, 11:27 PM
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Paint thinner is TOO strong is will eat away at the tires rendering them usless. Have you tried heating them up then prying them off(with a good amount of force)? Thats what i do and I resuse my tires.
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i ve had some luck by just attempting to "BREAK THE BEAD" like you would a normal tire. start by slowly working the tire off the rim edge..and just keep pushing adn working around the rim...in tough cases, i have used a new exacto knife to CAREFULLY trim the glue seal from the tire and rim, take care and use caution so you dont take your thumbs off with the tire. with care you can get the tire off without loosing a digit from your hand, AND have a usable tires to boot.
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Old 04-12-2006, 01:19 AM
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Boiling is a pain, but it works if you give it time. The last time I did it that way, it took 25 mins per side to get the tires off (MT tires). PITA, for sure. I haven't tried the baking method, but many people have told me it works great: Heat the oven to 375. Once it gets that hot, turn it off, and put the tires in. 15 mins later, they should peel off - CAREFUL! They will be HOT so use oven mits or similar. A new club member works for some kind of supply company for machinists etc and can get acetone cheap. He claims that is the best method - supposedly 5 mins per side. You just put some in a cool whip container and soak one side at a time. Anyone ever try acetone that way?

Boiling is what I have always done, and it always wastes the foams. So it might not be something you want to try with new tires and foams. Especially if you spent extra money on Trinity foams...
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i have 4 hb tires glues to plastic rims and one is stripped, i was able to get the stripped rim off the tire by the method i explained above, and yes it was a PITA,,, but worked rather well, instead of an exacto, i used a 6in slotted screwdriver and slowly slid it just behind the glue joint and Gently pryed the tire away from the rim. in 2 spots i had to "scrape the tire away" from the rim, but working slow, it was clean and no damage to either tire or rim.. i m gonna do the other 3 today, utilizing a heat gun to see if it will make it any easier. the only prob with useing chemicals is the aftereffects.. they are always there. n usually NEVER good..... i think i may try the oven method on one to check it out. i ve got a nice set of aluminum rims to put with these HB tires..

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ORIGINAL: BayMan

Paint thinner is TOO strong is will eat away at the tires rendering them usless. Have you tried heating them up then prying them off(with a good amount of force)? Thats what i do and I resuse my tires.
Has anyone tried thinning the thinner?
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thanx everyone, i got the tires off by putting them in the oven for 15 mins. preheated to 325 and had them standing upright.

it actually worked quite well
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a dremmel tool with a small routing bit works great for grinding bits of rubber stuck in the rim grove.
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Old 04-16-2006, 09:04 PM
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I have tried the acetone method before, and it is mean it attacked the crome of my rims very hard, and it kinda burns. A Better solution is to use "OOPS", it is a cleaning agent used for removing glue and sticky stuff, and it does just that, very well.
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I use ca-remover
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Old 04-25-2006, 10:21 PM
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