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Old 05-15-2007, 06:08 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by revojr26
if you dont want the smell put it in a barbeque with tinfoil over the grill and put the flames on low also if it has a temp gauge you can get it to the right temp
Hhmmm,, might as well throw on a steak and have a beer at the same time
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:33 AM   #12
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I have used one of those little cheap toaster ovens – throw it outside or in the garage – and no stink in the house!
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Old 05-15-2007, 07:24 AM   #13
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I am a big fan of the acetone method. I get a tupperware container, fill it with acetone, dunk the rims in, put the cover on and let it sit for a day or two. tire falls off rim. I have Proline and Losi rims and they all seem to be fine. I have even re-used some of the foams after they dry out.
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Old 05-15-2007, 07:27 AM   #14

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Oven toaster oven

Never thought of a toaster oven. GREAT idea.

As for the Acetone, my experience is that this softens the rim to the point of melting. Doesnt save the rim it "saves" the tire. Except, the tire becomes very hard and no longer has the presoak traction it had before soaking.

Anyway, I have to some racing before I will need to do any of this and I have been delinquent. Working on it though.

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Old 05-15-2007, 08:06 AM   #15
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I'm with Johnnyboy on this one. For Proline tires and rims the acetone method works great. The only exception is 1/18 scale tires.....they just disintegrate in acetone (found out the hard way).

Never had a problem with rim softening using this method.....

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Old 05-15-2007, 08:29 AM   #16
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Used the boiling method this weekend by chance ... worked very well, the tire came easily off and the residual glue becomes very easy to scrap off the rim ... boiled it for an hour and then left to cool off ...
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an HOUR ????!?!?!?! I thought 15 minutes was the limit....
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I have also heard of people using a microwave for this as well.... put it in for 15 min and the glue should harden. Again - the smell of burning rubber and/or CA in the kitchen may not be a great idea. I like the toaster-oven idea in the garage....

As for the Acetone - don't want to try that with the wheels that I am working with... can't replace them if they do get soft.
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:49 AM   #19
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i had read that an hour boiling would be best ... worked very well, no smell and the glue just peels off ... left the rims all clean ... also, if you are careful the tires themselves can easily be saved ...
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Old 05-15-2007, 11:24 AM   #20
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I tried the oven method, however when the tires came out I couldn't touch them. They were too hot! I also use to wash my old Jammin in the dishwasher after a race boy it came out clean. Tip though remove electrics and motor, and hope the wash cycle is done before your wife gets home.
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