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Old 03-11-2006, 08:31 PM
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I am running bologna skins on my jato and bought new tires and rims from my lhs, the tires are right but the rims are for a rustler, smaller so the tires wont fit the rims. The tires on the truck now are factory and glued pretty good. Any suggestions or wait till 11am tomorrow and see if they have the right rims, plus the rims are pretty much brand new anyway, would hate to throw them out. I know this is not a redcat but i do own 2 redcats and would rather post to people i know.

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Old 03-11-2006, 08:40 PM
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Default RE: what is the easiest way to remove glued tires from the rim?

Hey..believe it or not in all the reading I've done I read somewhere that boiling them for a while will loosen the glue.

Couldn't hurt to try it on one and see if it works.
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Old 03-11-2006, 08:43 PM
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Thats just too funny, i am boiling a big pot of water, just came back to the computer to see if i got a reply yet. Waiting for the water to boil!!! will post with the results. Just hoping to go racing in the morning, gonna bring the volcano too, let it get a proper work out. i will try to stay away from the 10ft jumps though.
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Old 03-11-2006, 08:45 PM
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Default RE: what is the easiest way to remove glued tires from the rim?

found this while waiting for water to boil.

http://www.misbehavin-rc.com/pit-lan...ling-tires.asp
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Old 03-11-2006, 08:48 PM
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LOL!!...cool...thought you might laugh at the suggestion.

Speaking of wheels and tires....I'm pissed...the chrome is ALEADY coming off those new truck (Truggy) wheels I bought for my Hurricane.....think I might give the place I bought them from a call Monday and see if they will do anything about it.[:'(]
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http://gangster-cars.tripod.com/id3.html

excellent site, alot of info, should help newbies and experienced alike, something to read while waiting for water to boil.
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Old 03-11-2006, 09:26 PM
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just to let everyone know, boiling your tires to remove the glue DOES WORK. Chrome tires may get a little dull though.
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Old 03-12-2006, 12:11 PM
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i boiled the chrome right off my rims, now the fronts are chrome and rear is chome/white
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haha..oh well at least you got em off..right?
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