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Grundy
13-05-2010, 11:30 AM
I need to remove and re-apply the tyre to one of my front wheels (as it's not seated properly). I know there's 3 main ways to do it; baking, boiling and acetone.

I don't have acetone (and i don't think i should be messing with that stuff!). So what have you guys found most effective; boiling or baking?

also, how long do you boil/bake for? most people say 5-7mins

ian h
13-05-2010, 11:35 AM
I have a perfectly good set of ballistics glued you can have, I can then drop yours into acetone for you.

Grundy
13-05-2010, 11:41 AM
ye i might take you up on that offer, cheers. mick glued my tyres on for me last week, but i used them about 2mins later and the glue didn't have a chance to set fully.

Legacy555
13-05-2010, 11:51 AM
Ultimate guide to getting glued tyres off rims:

Go down to your local discount shop or 2euro shop etc and buy the cheapest acetone based nail polish remover available.
I got three 400ml bottles of 80% acetone nail polish remover for 2 euro!

Get a big sealable tub (like a catering size mayonaisse tub) and put something in the bottom of it so that the wheels are supported off the bottom of the tub.

Pour the nail polish remover into the bottom of the tub. The supported wheels shouldn't actually contact the liquid at any time. The acetone vapour does the job of attacking the glue.

Put the lid on the tub, so that it's sealed up and walk away for 3-5 days.

After 3-5 days you should be able to pull the tyres from the rims. The glue will now have gone all flakey and can be cleaned off the rims with a scrapper of screwdriver etc.

Use brand new foams when reglueing the tyres on.

Hope this helps

Beanie
13-05-2010, 01:13 PM
180 deg. C.....fan assisted......3 minutes on a baking sheet one side, then turn and another 3 minutes...then they simply fall off.

For Christ's sake open the windows though and try to do it when the missus it out!! ;)

Best way that I've found to do it, they practically fall off the rims and leave it all very tidy.

simoncrabb
13-05-2010, 01:34 PM
I just have a bucket of acetone in the shed, soak em in there for a day or two with something over the bucket to stop it evaporating.

Rubber gloves, remove tyres, squeeze out foams, leave outside to dry off, done.

Can re-use the acetone many times.

WARNING: Don't try the oven method after you've tried the acetone method... that sets fire to your kitchen... Matt-H will tell you...

rocketrob
13-05-2010, 02:36 PM
never found any of the methods described that works every time/all the time as it seems to be more of a crapshoot than anything. all you can do is try what's most convenient and hope for the best. good luck :)

ian h
13-05-2010, 02:43 PM
never found any of the methods described that works every time/all the time as it seems to be more of a crapshoot than anything. all you can do is try what's most convenient and hope for the best. good luck :)

I have a 100% success rate at this stage using the acetone method, and I've done hundreds of tyres.

rocketrob
13-05-2010, 02:57 PM
I have a 100% success rate at this stage using the acetone method, and I've done hundreds of tyres.
I understand, and that's what I said until I had a couple of sets (I suppose) I just glued up too well ;)

MiCk B.
13-05-2010, 02:59 PM
Acetone all the way.......

"Better Living Through Chemistry"

MiCk B. :-)

Beanie
13-05-2010, 03:04 PM
I have a 100% success rate at this stage using the acetone method, and I've done hundreds of tyres.

Same for me using the baking method, faster than acetone too....each to their own of course.

Got it down to a fine art now, did a pair of SC tyres the other night. Took off the old ones, glued on the nice new ones and all done in 30 minutes start to finish.:thumbsup:

Big G
13-05-2010, 03:34 PM
I used pure acetone last weekend for the 1st time. popped into a ice cream tub thursday night. removed on sunday and pulled gently and the tyre just falls off. my tyres were bald so I cut the foams out of them which just left 2 rubber rings glued on

Legacy555
13-05-2010, 03:35 PM
I have a 100% success rate at this stage using the acetone method, and I've done hundreds of tyres.

I'm with you - works every time!

rocketrob
13-05-2010, 04:22 PM
just a thought - it seems that many that are advocating the "acetone method," and long soak times, are forgetting that acetone is a solvent and disolves oil. and that one rather important ingrediant in rubber and plastic products is oil, and that the subsequent soaking of oils out of plastic just leads to brittle plastic.




again, I'm not justifying one method over another. just saying that any one method can be as much of a crap shoot containing inherent problems of their own (soaking = brittleness, baking = drying out/melting, boiling = often not hot enough to break down CA) :thumbsup:

Grundy
13-05-2010, 08:34 PM
just tried the baking method on my front two wheels. 3mins each side on greaseproof at 180oC... perfect, they came straight off! thanks!! :thumbsup:

FuzzyWuzzyWazza
26-05-2010, 03:59 PM
can any of these methods be used where just the foams need to be replaced and the tyres are still usable afterwards??

ben
26-05-2010, 05:00 PM
Acetone is the best method imo! I sell it if your interested. 5 litres-12.50! Lasts for a long while if you keep the tub sealed.

Ben

David Church
26-05-2010, 06:00 PM
Acetone is the best method imo! I sell it if your interested. 5 litres-12.50! Lasts for a long while if you keep the tub sealed.

Ben

Bring some to EPR little Ben, I will have some:thumbsup:

ben
26-05-2010, 06:14 PM
it's just containers im short of :(

Rich D
26-05-2010, 06:34 PM
I just have a bucket of acetone in the shed, soak em in there for a day or two with something over the bucket to stop it evaporating.

Rubber gloves, remove tyres, squeeze out foams, leave outside to dry off, done.

Can re-use the acetone many times.

WARNING: Don't try the oven method after you've tried the acetone method... that sets fire to your kitchen... Matt-H will tell you...


I use this method too Si. I do a load at once and then wash the rims and inserts in new acetone. Everything comes out like new then. As you said - you can use foams many times until they drop to bits !

If you use fumes only i have found that although it works just as well, it leaves a dark yellow sticky mess on the rims, if you submerge them them it dissolves 90% of the glue and the remainder can be scrubbed off with an old washing up brush in fresh Acetone.

Personally, I save my oven for cooking :lol: if it works for you though thats cool !