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Im sure this has been covered before but i cant find the thread. Ive got loads of old schumacher 14mm hex wheels that I want to use again but the tyres are all old and perished but glued to the rims. Is there any thing to use to remove the old glue and tyres effectively? Apologies for repeating thread but cant find old one
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99.9% acetone, sealed tub, cut off crap tyres leaving the edges (you can save the inserts) put a few of the cut off tyres in the bottom of the tub put wheels on top over night and the tyre walls will peel off leaving the wheels clean just from the acetone fumes 12-15 quid for 5 litres of acetone on eBay free delivery lasts for ages 👍
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Sorry should have said 1 inch of acetone in the bottom is all you need
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great stuff. It wont melt or distort the wheels will it?
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After info on another thread an old steamer like you use for veg is brilliant

25/30 mins great results
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After info on another thread an old steamer like you use for veg is brilliant

25/30 mins great results
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I just use an old source pan and some water, book them for 30 minutes then run them under cold water - cools the wheels and shocks the glue.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I think ill try boiling them first before buying acetone. Some of the wheels are looking a bit grubby/stained Im aiming to get them looking nice and shiny
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Hi, bought a steamer after being recommended on here.

No nasty chemicals or fumes, steam for an hour, pair of thick gloves and pliers, job done.

Picked the steamer up for a tenner in the sales so cheap too!
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Hi, bought a steamer after being recommended on here.

No nasty chemicals or fumes, steam for an hour, pair of thick gloves and pliers, job done.

Picked the steamer up for a tenner in the sales so cheap too!
seems the way to go. would this help restore the original colour to slightly discoloured rims aswel?
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Hi,

No, it won't clean them up like acetone but the steam does give them a good wash!!
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